Friday, 4 April 2014

Fawlty Towers (Revisited)

By popular demand, Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy revisited Torquay’s most infamous hotel to witness the unique customer service skills of Basil Fawlty and his staff in the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes from 17th to the 22nd March.
There were three episodes and they were: The Builders, The Anniversary and Gourmet Night.

The Builders: Basil and Sybil go out for a day leaving Polly and Manuel in charge while some refurbishment is carried out, but penny-pinching as ever, Basil has employed the dubious talents of cowboy builder Mr O’Reilly and his gang. Can Basil remedy the situation before Sybil finds out?

The Anniversary: Basil invites some friends for a surprise wedding anniversary party, but Sybil assumes he has forgotten their Anniversary and storms off, leaving her husband and Polly, in disguise, desperately trying to convince the others that Sybil is ill…

Gourmet night: In an effort to climb another rung in the social ladder, Basil arranges a gourmet night with no ‘riff-raff’. Unfortunately a combination of a drunken chef and a faulty car leads Basil ever closer to a nervous breakdown…

These episodes were written by John Cleese and Connie Booth with the arrangement with Samuel French.

 Alex Fox

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