Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th September 2010 at the Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill, Milton Keynes
Witness the chaos of Torquay’s most infamous hotel! Join Basil, Sybil, Polly, Manuel and a host of long-suffering and much abused guests in one of the best-loved British comedies ever written!
Each show included the following three episodes:
The Hotel Inspectors: When Sybil hears that three male hotel inspectors are in the area, Basil immediately mistakes two guests for the inspectors. One is behaving very strangely and making excessive demands which Basil tries to fulfil. But when Basil learns he is just a spoon salesman he decides to reek a messy revenge involving pies and pints of cream as the man is checking out. But not before this revenge is witnessed by three male newcomers…
Communication problems: Mrs Richards, intermittently deaf, is a difficult guest who finds fault with everything. Basil has received a hot racing tip but Sybil has banned betting so he has to surreptitiously place the bet. When the horse wins, Basil must hide the winnings from Sybil and he gets the absent-minded, geriatric, resident Major to look after them for him. Meanwhile, Mrs Richards insists money has disappeared from her room. In the ensuing showdown Basil has to give his winnings to Mrs Richards in the cause of goodwill.
Basil the Rat: Mr Carnegie from the Public Health Department is not satisfied with the state of Fawlty Towers and produces a list of requirements to be implemented immediately. Basil discovers Manuel’s pet ”hamster” Basil is in fact a rat, and orders Manuel to get rid of it. Manuel disobeys and the rat escapes. Basil puts rat poison on some veal which becomes mixed up with the other pieces so that when Mr Carnegie returns to lunch and orders the veal, the staff flap to find the contaminated piece. Meanwhile, the rat pops up everywhere …
Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. By arrangement with Samuel French.
The production was so successful that we then put on 3 different episodes in February 2011 – Return to Fawlty Towers and returned again in March 2014 with 3 further episodes: Fawlty Towers revisited. Our final visit to Torquay 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
14th to 18th September 2010. At the Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill, Milton Keynes MK15 9JY
Each performance included all 3 episodes
Tuesday 14th September 2010. 7.30pm.
Wednesday 15th September 2010. 7.30pm.
Thursday 16th September 2010. 7.30pm.
Friday 17th September 2010. 7.30pm.
Saturday 18th September 2010. 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 – Ann Skelly
Mrs Richards – Anna Wingerath
Mr Hutchinson – David Lovesy
Mr Walt – Richard Duncombe
Mr Carnegie (the health inspector) – John Wright
Ronald – Gavin Fowler
Quentina – Tracy Watchorn
Assorted Guests – Tracy Watchorn, Gavin Fowler, Roger Widdecombe and Matt Bayfield
Directors – David Lovesy and David Pibworth
Production Manager – Anna Wingerath
Sound – Peter Lawson and Paul Kitchen
Marketing & Publicity – David Lovesy, Paul Kitchen 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 – Cara Garrett
Stage Management – Karen and Steve Young (Hippofrog)