This dining experience manages to captivate the audience throughout; the actors play each of their respective characters with panache and recreate the mannerisms of the original cast of Faulty Towers admirably.
Many of the TV shows best, most memorable moments crop up in the two hour run-time and generally don’t feel shoehorned in. The Fawlty Towers love-in begins instantly, with scenes from the show adapted but still perfectly recognisable; Benedict Holme was particularly impressive as the often angry and always frustrated Basil Fawlty.
Although the entertainment was perfectly executed, the same cannot be said for the quality of food. The meals had a budget feel to them; the soup was a little watery and the chicken breast overcooked. Managing the balancing act of entertaining guests non-stop for two hours and feeding them gourmet food is evidently a difficult one, yet something that could reasonably be expected for the price of the show.
Yet, the atmosphere and overall feeling of being transported into Fawlty’s world more than makes up for the discrepancy between the unique comedy experience and the food, though, and on the whole this makes for a family fun filled Fawlty experience!
Words: Ian Freeman
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, B’est Restaurant, Aug 1 – 26 (not 2, 9, 16, 23), 14:00, 20:00