Fawlty Towers is an iconic British comedy, it was broadcast on BBC Two in 1975 and 1979 and only ran for two series but it still managed to leave a lasting impression on viewers. The plot centres on an angry Hotel owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil and a useless Spanish waiter with little knowledge of English.
The show started at 7.30 but we arrived around 7 and went to the bar first. We then entered the reception area at 7.30 where Manuel, Basil and his wife joined us.
Immediately Basil started giving Manuel orders which he didn’t understand, which happened throughout most the evening. He was told to pass the nuts around and started throwing them around the room.
Then main show takes place in the dining room and you are given a table number, you will be seated with around 9 or 10 other people.
The show was really funny, there was so many comic moments. They use a mix of classic routines similar to the show and improvisations, getting members of the audience involved in the show. Manuel was my favourite, at one point he stood on a table and started singing.
There were some parts of the evening were there wasn’t much going on, so people were just chatting amongst their tables. However most of the evening was full of chaotic slapstick comedy and if your a Fawlty Towers fan then you should definitely book tickets!
The main part of the experience is the show but the food wasn’t bad. To start we had soup, for main chicken and potato and then cheesecake to finish. The vegetarians were served risotto.
9-13, Radisson Blu Hotel, Bloomsbury St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3QD
Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road
Purchase your London tickets here
The show is run in other locations around the UK and Australia
*Thanks to Love Pop Ups London & Faulty Towers Dining Experience for inviting me*