Few TV series can rival the comedic genius that was Fawlty Towers. Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth back in the 70's, the marvel that is Fawlty Towers continue to delight audiences - old and new – over and over again and right around the world, proving it is both universal and timeless.
The original series was first broadcast on the BBC UK back in 1975, but due to an unwavering popularity, the tv series has now been adapted into a new "Fawlty Towers" stage show by John Cleese himself.
Playing at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne in September, audiences can meet the 'manic, snobbish, condescending, sycophantic and rude, Basil Fawlty' up close and in the flesh; enjoying all over again the mayhem that follows the tipoff some hotel inspectors may be coming to assess the Fawlty Towers hotel.
To add extra confusion, the deaf and dotty guest-from-hell, Mrs Richards is on hand with her complaints, making it almost impossible for Basil to hide his gambling from the 'ever-vigilant' Sybil. Throw in, 'The Germans;' and despite the best efforts of the unflappable Polly and the charmingly useless Manuel – you can rest assured everything that can go wrong – will.
The Fawlty Towers stage show is playing a strictly limited season across Australia and New Zealand through the latter part of 2016.
Melbournians can see Fawlty Towers at the Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne from Wednesday 21st September to Sunday 9th October 2016 with a series of both matinee and evening performances. Tickets can be purchased through the Fawlty Towers Live website by following the link here.