This sought-after Fawlty Towers tribute show tours the world continuously, has a London West End residency, and has appeared in 39 countries to date. The show is performed by over 30 supremely talented comedy actors based in England and Australia.
Without a doubt, it was one of the funniest nights of my life, with non-stop laughter from the minute we were greeted by Basil Fawlty and escorted to our seats by Manuel.
The cast for Melbourne International Comedy Festival features a world-wide Basil favourite, Rob Langston, as well as two renowned Australian performers, both from Melbourne: Anthony Sottile (Manuel) and Rebecca Fortuna (Sybil).
Basil, Sybil and Manuel were all brought-to-life beautifully, with their spot-on impersonations (and improvisations) you could have sworn you were sitting in the Fawlty Towers dining room in Torquay, England.
As we sat to enjoy a 3 course meal, chaos ensued with Manuel's Hamster (rat) going missing in the restaurant, the Chef drunk in the kitchen, Basil's $50 bet lost in translation, and Sybil trying to save the day with her signature charm.
It was comedy gold and a night out I will never forget.
There are limited tickets still available and I highly recommend it to any Fawlty Towers fans or anyone looking for a fun and unique night out.