22nd to 26th February 2011 at the Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes
Torquay’s most infamous hotel is open for business once again as we bring you three more episodes of this classic TV comedy! Following the sell-out success of our previous visit to Fawlty Towers in September 2010, we staged another three episodes with the same principal cast and production team!
Each show included the following three episodes:
A Touch of Class: His pretentious snobbery leads Basil to encourage a somewhat classier clientele to Fawlty Towers (“rather than the riff-raff we normally get in here”). Lord Melbury’s arrival is right up his street; there’s nothing Basil won’t do for the nobility. With hand-rubbing obsequiousness the proprietor is only too pleased to cash his Lordship’s cheque.
Waldorf Salad: Basil’s penny-pinching catches up with him as an American guest demands the quality of service not normally associated with the “Torquay Riviera”, as Basil calls his neck of the woods. A Waldorf Salad is not part of Fawlty Towers’ standard culinary repertoire, nor is a Screwdriver to be found on the hotel’s drinks list…
The Germans: Sybil is in hospital for her ingrowing toenail. “Perhaps they’ll have it mounted for me,” mutters Basil as he tries to cope during her absence. The fire-drill ends in chaos with Basil knocked out by the moose’s head in the lobby. The deranged host then encounters the Germans and tells them the “truth” about their Fatherland…
Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. By arrangement with Samuel French.
This production was a follow up to a trio of episodes that we performed in September 2010: Fawlty Towers. We then returned again to Torquay in March 2014 with 3 further episodes in Fawlty Towers Revisited. Our final visit was made in Sept 2015 when we performed the remaining 3 episodes in Fawlty Towers: the final check-in.
Show Dates, Times and Ticket Prices
22nd to 26th February 2011. At the Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill, Milton Keynes MK15 9JY6
The show played to packed audiences and we added an additional Saturday matinee to the performance week to meet the demand
Each performance included all 3 episodes
Tuesday 22nd February 2011. 7.30pm.
Wednesday 23rd February 2011. 7.30pm.
Thursday 24th February 2011. 7.30pm.
Friday 25th February 2011. 7.30pm.
Saturday 26th February 2011. 2.30pm.
Saturday 26th February 2011. 7.30pm.
Sybil Fawlty – Philippa Tipper
Manuel – Jon West
Polly – Amy Marchant
Terry (the chef) – Alex Kennard
The Major – Brian Two
Miss Tibbs – Sue Walmsley
Miss Gatsby – Caz Tricks
Lord Melbury – Richard Duncombe
Danny (CID Policeman) – Keith Lennox
Mr Hamilton (an American) – David Pibworth
Mrs Hamilton (his English wife) – Sue Walmsley
Assorted Guests – Sue Whyte, Matt Bayfield, Sandra Cowling, Leah Day, Linda Davy, John Greenall, Emma Dell, Alan Stevens, Morgan Curtis, Gavin Fowler, Roger Widdecombe, Erika Benning and Gary Martindale
Production Manager – Anna Wingerath
Sound – Peter Lawson
Marketing & Publicity – David Lovesy and Steve Clark
Lighting Design – Andy Nicholson
Props – Pam Buckle, David and Mary Howard
Set – John Southgate
Hair and Make up – Emma Dell (One Salon)
Costumes – Anna Wingerath
Stage Management – Karen and Steve Young (Hippofrog)