The London List: The Faulty Towers Dining ExperienceThe London List

Posted in Food, London, London List
By James Massoud on 18 Mar 2013

Let me ask you three questions: Do you enjoy live comedy? Do you like dining out? Do you like Faulty Towers?

If you answered yes to all of the above then you’re in luck because the Faulty Towers Dining Experience ticks all of those boxes. Based at the Charing Cross Hotel, Sybil, Basil and Manuel play host to a group of guests who are ready to eat, drink, laugh and feel all nostalgic.

From the minute the triumvirate enter the room, humour isn’t far behind. It’s a delightful hark back to the comedy that was so prevalent in 1970s sitcoms – obvious gags, practical tomfoolery and casual mockery. You can see some of the jokes coming from a mile away such is their obviousness, but they delight precisely for that reason – it’s feel good humour, albeit be it at the expense of poor Manuel.

The three actors playing the beloved characters have their mannerisms, voices, laughs and jests down to a tee, as well as their poor running of a hotel. Basil and Manuel bounce off each brilliantly, while some of the more memorable gags from the hit series are re-enacted, much to the amusement and applause of the guests-come-audience.

I shall not reveal what’s on the three-course menu because I didn’t know myself upon arrival, however, should you be crying out for a spoiler alert­ (stop reading now if you don’t want to know) then I will tell you that Basil does do the goose-step!

The interactive dining experience has already toured the world and topped Timeout London’s list of Best-Selling West End shows, now extended in London until the end of the year.

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