John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers - The Play Tickets
John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers – The Play London Tickets
Featuring your favourite scenes from the sitcom’s unforgettable twelve episodes, everyone’s favourite hot-headed hotelier is back! Almost five decades since the comedy classic hit our TV screens a new stage show will be storming into the West End this Spring! Check-in to Fawlty Towers from the 4th May 2024.
What is Fawlty Towers about?
The classic comedy follows Basil Fawlty, a huffy hotelier whose increasingly ludicrous efforts to "raise the tone" of his dilapidated seaside hotel are met with complaints, complications, and chaos. Determined to cater for the guests he thinks he deserves; he routinely berates those who are actually staying in his establishment. Engaging in furious tirades with guests, staff, and his wife Sybil, Basil is anything but the gracious host.
The classic sitcom has earned a legion of fans worldwide and made Torquey the number one holiday hotspot in the 70s. The quick-witted, sarcastic, and seriously silly characters in the show are often quoted today, and all star in John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers – The Play. Put upon Spanish waiter, Manuel, the good-natured general assistant, Polly, and of course, Basil, will be making mayhem in the capital this Spring, bringing joy and tears of laughter to a whole new audience. Don’t miss your chance to see this classic show live!
Facts and critical acclaim
- The seventies sitcom is ranked number one on a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute and was crowned Greatest Ever British TV Sitcom by the Radio Times
- The character of Basil Fawlty came runner up in Channel 4’s list of 100 Greatest TV Characters.
- The comedy classic only ran for two series and picked up the BAFTA award for Best Situation Comedy for each! The shows stars, John Cleese and Andrew Sachs also picked up a BAFTA for their iconic performances in the show.
- Comedy giant, John Cleese is one of the founders of Monty Python, and is a four-time Grammy nominee, and winner of BAFTA and Primetime Emmy awards!
Fawlty Towers Creatives
- Book – John Cleese and Connie Booth
- Adapted for the stage by – John Cleese
- Director – Caroline Jay Ranger
- Assistant Director – Denise Ranger
- Set and Costume Designer – Liz Ascroft
- Lighting Designer – Ian Scott
Fawlty Towers Cast
- Basil – Adam Jackson-Smith
- Sybil – Anna-Jane Casey
- Manuel – Hemi Yeroham
- Polly – Victoria Fox
- The Major – Paul Nicholas
- Mrs Richards – Rachel Izen
- Mr Hutchinson – Steven Meo
- Miss Tibbs – Kate Russell-Smith
- Miss Gatsby – Nicola Sanderson
- Mr Thurston – Greg Haiste
- Mr Walt/Dr Finn – Danny Bayne
- Taxi Driver/Mr Firkins/Mr Kerr/Mr Sharp – Neil Stuart
- Hotel Guests – Dale Superville, Emma Fenney, Mia Austen, John Hasler, Ben Jacobson and Suzy Bloom
Age restrictionTo be confirmed
Running timeTo be confirmed.
Performance dates4 May 2024 - 28 September 2024
AccessAudio Described Performance: Wednesday 29th May 7:30pm. BSL Performance: Wednesday 10th July 7:30pm. Captioned Performance: Saturday 10th August 2:30pm.
Accelerator Preview Rate 10+ Best available seats in sides of each area/level reduced to £41. Valid on all preview performances 4-14 May 2024. Must be booked and paid for by 31 March 2024.
Standard Group Rate 10+ Best available seats in sides of each area/level reduced to £51. Valid Tuesday - Thursday performances.
Upcoming Performance Times
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Check-in to Fawlty Towers this Spring!
It has today been confirmed that the much-loved seventies sitcom, Fawlty Towers, will be causing chaos in the West End! Almost half a century since it first hit our TV screens, the sitcom has been adapted for the stage by comedy legend John Cleese. The brand-new show will be directed by Caroline Jay Ranger (Only Fools and Horses the Musical) and will star Adam Jackson-Smith (The Girl on the Train) as Basil Fawlty. John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers - the Play will be taking reservations from 7th February 2024, with check-in available from 4th May 2024.
2 Feb, 2024 | By Sian McBride