Torquay Suite Theatre

Amba Hotel Charing Cross, The Strand, London, WC2N 5HX GB

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Tickets

4.8/5
based on 126 reviews

Torquay Suite Theatre

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Booking from: Saturday, 5 October 2013

Booking until: Sunday, 30 April 2017

Running time: 2 Hours

Tickets from £59.00
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Your ticket includes 3-course 1970's style meal and 2-hour comedy performance.  The venue is licensed, and beverages will be available to purchase at an extra cost.

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Booking from:
Saturday, 5 October 2013

Booking until:
Sunday, 30 April 2017

Running time:
2 Hours

Do you fancy a two-hour food, drink and laughter sensation? That's what the Daily Telegraph calls this innovative theatrical experience, a production like no other where you play a starring role. When the audience plays the diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen. And it does. A full two thirds of the show are cleverly improvised, with gags flowing fast from the very offset.

You don't even get to sit down at your table before the funnies start. And they don't stop throughout this fast-paced and incredibly clever two hour comedy tour de force, starring the well-loved Basil, Sybil and Manuel, whose job it is to serve the audience a 1970s-style three course meal, mayhem included.

This internationally acclaimed show was born in Brisbane, Australia, two decades ago, created as a mark of respect for the BBC’s brilliantly funny sitcom written by and starring the wonderful John Cleese and Connie Booth. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have seen it since then, and the show has developed into something seriously special, enacted by nine teams of actors touring twenty countries a year.

Faulty Towers is in its fourth year in London’s West End, at the Amba Hotel in Charing Cross, and is proud to hold a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This is world class comedy, you're right in the thick of it, and you'll end up hysterical with laughter. Great food, great entertainment, an exceptional theatrical experience. What more could you want?

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Anyone:
75%
Families:
79%
Teenagers:
76%
Couples:
96%
Theatregoers:
89%

based on 126 reviews

Great alternative to a theatre show

Fun evening, something different for people that appreciate Fawlty Towers!


London Box Office customer

Great night out

This was a great night, laughed from the time we sat down to dinner till the time we left. The actors were so true to character that you felt you were the dinners in the original to show. Manuel was amazing. Highly recommended.


London Box Office customer

Very very funny

London Box Office customer

A must see

Amazing! A unque experience. The actors are very talented, tackled every unscripted senario seemlessly and professionally.


London Box Office customer

Mad

Excellent entertainment a laugh a minute, sketches performed were in keeping with the TV series, don't wear light clothes just in case a roll drops in your soup.


London Box Office customer

absoulutely amazing in every way

We all absolutely loved the show, we was mixed ages young to old, and believe me we didnt stop laughing through the whole of the show, no one was left out, and if we blinked we would have missed something, from Basils bar onwards... I would definately want to go again and would recommend this show to anyone and everyone who ever knew and watched the faulty towers shows....


London Box Office customer

feel good laughter throughout

Not a theatre show. Acting based around a dining experience therefore music not applicable. A very enjoyable experience and very funny.


London Box Office customer

Best night out in years!

What a brilliant evening! My family can't say enough good things about how much they enjoyed the evening! A brilliant experience, we laughed so much! Just the right size, a small and intimate number of diners meaning that you really are immersed in the entertainment! Thank you!


London Box Office customer

FAULTY TOWERS REVIEW

Excellent show,Actors carried off the characters they played extremely well. Wouldnot hnesitate in pointing other people towards this show for 2 hours of good fun.


London Box Office customer

Fantastic fun

From the moment we arrived we were entertained by the cast, throughout the whole experience Basil, Cybil and Manwell were fantastic they acted it out brilliantly, will definitely tell friends and family to go and do.


London Box Office customer

Hysterical

London Box Office customer

A fun filled evening!

A really fun evening with lots of laughs. The storyline and actors were great! A must see!


London Box Office customer

Good knockabout stuff

Very pleasing blend of set pieces from the Fawlty Towers series and ad hoc comedy as Basil, Sybil and Manuel roam the large dining room during an otherwise normal large scale dinner service.


London Box Office customer

Hilarious interactive evening for FT fans!

Very entertaining, the actors were fantastic at involving everyone and ensuring a thoroughly entertaining evening. The food is quite average but the show was wonderful.


London Box Office customer

So funny

From meeting up in the bar and being taken to your table the laughter starts. All 3 of the actors were superb and visited all of the tables making sure everyone took part. They had audience members giving the bread and butter out but no one was ridiculed it was just hilarious.


London Box Office customer

Great fun

Great fun with the cast excellent, however we would have like to have seen The Major - very interactive and enjoyable


London Box Office customer

Awesome Fun Entertainment

Awesome fun entertainment for Faulty Towers Fans or for anyone born during this era. Very recommend this is my second time and great for a birthday surprise


London Box Office customer

Disappointing

Having seen the show at the Adelaide festival last year we were really looking forward to taking my brother and sister in law this year to see it as a Christmas present. The venue was too large with too many guests to be able to see and hear what was going on. The room was also very cold. The food was very poor. Several of us on the table were unable to drink the soup as it was farr too salty. Initially I thought this was part of the action but sadly it was just awful soup.. I felt disappointed and embarrassed to have taken my guests and would certainly not recommend


London Box Office customer

Entertaining evening

Great evening out. The acting was great. The food was plain, but very well done.


London Box Office customer

good fun

During show you are seated on large round tables with other guests which my grown up children were not keen on. Its good idea but wish actors had invented different story/script rather than copying the old sketches from tv show. This meant you are comparing the two the whole time. Thought there may be more characters brought in eg Polly , major, other guests ...


London Box Office customer

A magic anniversary treat

The actors really went out of their way to make our night special. A Hand Full of Harmonies singing group was there and sang our wedding song - magical


London Box Office customer

Hillarious .... like being in an episode!

Brilliant experience .... very very funny .... food suprisingly good as well


London Box Office customer

This was hilarious from start to finish. A great depiction of the real characters from Faulty Towers. The energy in the room was amazing and the ad- libbing fantastic. The food was very passable too and we had a most memorable night out.


London Box Office customer

Such a fun evening

A must if you're in London...thoroughly enjoyed! Food a bit like school dinners but then I think its meant to be?


London Box Office customer

Perfect to a Fawlt

Serious comedy. Feel good factor on overdrive. The cast were effortless in recapturing the essence of Fawlty Towers. A perfect elegant setting. From the pre-drinks to final curtain everyone was involved and taken along on the Basil, Cybil and Manuel magic carpet.


London Box Office customer

Must see

Fabulous show enjoyed by all. Audience participation was very well executed and really added substance to the overall experience. Small and intimate venue which again added to the whole experience. Highly recommend to anyone who is familiar with Faulty Towers. 5 * and a big thumbs up.


London Box Office customer

Extremely entertaining

If you like Faulty Towers you will absolutely adore this show. Lots of audience participation and haven't laughed so much and for so long in ages. Our party of 8 ranging from 63 - 30 all gave it 10/10. Music & lighting review not applicable.


London Box Office customer

Well worth the money. Would highly recommend!

London Box Office customer

One of best night of this year!

London Box Office customer

Completely Amazing

I'd seen quite a bit of Fawlty Towers, and was pleasantly surprised to see there was a show based on it. Naturally, I decided to go see it, and I was certainly not disappointed! From start to finish, laughter abounded. I was also amused to find that when I spoke Norwegian, I was replied to in the same language, just as Basil Fawlty would've done if he knew the language. It was an absolutely brilliant show, and I'm definitely recommending it to everyone with a taste for British slap-stick and silliness.


London Box Office customer

Simply Fawltastic!!

A must see... such a great way to enjoy a meal!!


London Box Office customer

HILLARIOUS

Crazy from start to finish. Went on first night in London what a great introduction.


London Box Office customer

He's From Barcelona. They are from Torquay

The food isn't brilliant, but the fawlty towers sketches & performance by the "lookalikes" were very enjoyable and amusing.


London Box Office customer

Great fun!

London Box Office customer

Entertaining

Very well done show with the bonus of a good dinner. The actors are very professional, funny and with such an interactive show, they adapt well to the different audiences. If you're a Faulty fan or even just a part-fan, this is a really great night out.


London Box Office customer

Great Comedy & Food

This was a fun interactive comedy. I had never seen the series, but thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and show


London Box Office customer

Hilarious

London Box Office customer

Laugh a minute

If you don't enjoy a laugh and good old fashioned slap stick this is not the show for you. It was hilarious from the moment it started to the end. The Actors engaged with everyone and were brilliant at their parts. The food was ok but the show made up for any shortfall on that side of it.


London Box Office customer

Just like the series - only better!

True to the series - captures all the best moments and more - with full guest interaction. Highly recommended


London Box Office customer

Loads of fun! really recommend!

Fun from beginning to end


London Box Office customer

Very entertaining from start to finish

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, it was a very good version of the original comedy, very funny and lots of interaction with the guests. Only dislike was the main course, I'm a vegetarian and found the pasta to be rubbery and bland, however the desert was amazing. Very cost effective and worthwhile, have recommended to friends who are looking forward to booking it.


London Box Office customer

Food

The food could have been better especially the main not enough for a man and quite bland


London Box Office customer

It was a must see

There was nothing to dislike about this show. Such a different dining experience. The characters were portrayed brilliantly. When we sat in the room opposite Basils Bar we thought where on earth is everyone going to sit but it all fell into place. Wonderful evening


London Box Office customer

A good throwback with a good cast, and good food.

London Box Office customer

Laughed so much my face hurt

Apart from a mishap with the booking where they had us down for 20 tickets, instead of 2, we could not fault the evening. The actors were outstanding. They had the accents and mannerisms spot on. We didn't stop laughing the whole time. They used a lot of the storylines from the series including the German walk and the Betting Slip mixup. There was a lot of audience participation and everyone was up for a laugh. A night to remember. Would go again.


London Box Office customer

Fun evening if you're a Basil fan

London Box Office customer

Hilarious

London Box Office customer

A must for any fan

Fantastically funny show. The actors were spot-on. Even friends who were not fans of the TV show (with a quick review by me) got the premise and laughed heartily. I was even surprised by the food--a very good meal. Fans of the show will instantly recognize some of the famous bits from some of the best episodes. Money well-spent!


London Box Office customer

A fun evening

We enjoyed the 'Fawlty Towers Dining Experience' evenning. It was well done and lived up to expectations. On reflection it was an expensive evening given the food on offer and the costs of the drinks.


London Box Office customer

Entertaining

London Box Office customer

Fantastically funny

Did not stop laughing from start to finish Food was also surprisingly good for a dinner show Characters were also spot on


London Box Office customer

Great evening

London Box Office customer

A unique experience

Be prepared for an experience unlike any other. You'll be on edge the whole time, you'll be possibly insulted and manhandled but this is the archetypal experience for any Fawlty Towers fan. Worth the terrible starter and main, so be sure to order a pizza after! Great day.


London Box Office customer

Wonderfully entertaining, recommend to anyone who remembers the series

Four of us went to this experience and we ALL thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We ended up being seated in the middle of the room hence we were 'picked on' a fair amount. The actors were spot on in their performance of the character's they were playing. We enjoyed all our favourite scenes and phrases. Highly recommend (oh and the food was OK!)


London Box Office customer

Very very funny!

The show was very funny, acting and story lines both excellent! Only one negative.... The food on our table was brought out at completely different times. My starter came when the rest of our table's was being cleared away! Then with the main my Dad and person sitting next to him were given theirs 20mins after the rest of table. They should have served table by table not by random people. But show was great! Would highly recommend it.


London Box Office customer

Fantastic

Brilliant Laugh out loud Reasonable food - fantastic show - had the BEST time


London Box Office customer

Excellent

This was a surprise for my hubby. I am pleased to say he thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The venue is very nice too.


London Box Office customer

Absolutely fabulous

It was fantastic we laughed from beginning to end


London Box Office customer

Great fun with audience interaction

I would definitely recommend this to Faulty Towers fans or indeed anyone who is happy to sit back and be entertained. The food was nice and the atmosphere was great, it was a brilliant from beginning to end.


London Box Office customer

Long

It was ok, a bit overpriced. Not happy that my bread roll was thrown on floor and not replaced and that our table was soaked in wine and that I was splashed with red wine also. £10.65 for a pint of beer and a coffee beforehand in bar, complete rob.


London Box Office customer

Hilarious entertainment

Highly recommended night Not necessary to have seen the TV series Haven't laughed so much in ages Forget the bad reviews especially regarding the food You are going for an improvised show with food an added bonus


London Box Office customer

So much fun

The venue was excellent .if you liked the original fawlty towers this show is a must !!! Ofcourse you have to have a sense of humour because you will probably get picked on .All three actors were excellent !! I laughed for two hours .


London Box Office customer

Awesome Entertainment

Absolutely fantastic from the moment it starts to the end. Characters were spot on, interaction with guest's was great and widely spread out so everyone could enjoy. Drinks in the bar were highly priced but I guess that's London for you! Staff polite and friendly. Don't expect great service but this makes the whole evening and fits in with show. Food was not bad, it was edible but think of the 70's show and the price of your tickets for the whole event and you will realise you have definitely got your money's worth!!


London Box Office customer

Fawlty Towers, feel like I've been there.

No choice for food but was enjoyable, Actors were very good at their roles and involved lots of folk without embarrassing anyone. Best laugh I've had for ages. Great value. Would recommend for anyone who was a fan of TV show.


London Box Office customer

Didn't really enjoy it

The dining room was too big, and although one of more of them come to you often, it is difficult to get what is going on over the other side. Quite an enjoyable evening, though, and the food was OK.


London Box Office customer

The funniest show going!

I booked this experiencefor myboyfrindd birthday. I was so pleased I had! We had a ball. Laughed non stop. This show is hysterical and cleverly produced. It was like literally being in an episode of the show. I'd go again for show!


London Box Office customer

Great laugh!

London Box Office customer

great fun, vastly entertaining

Read about this and was delighted to eventually get tickets. Was concerned we would be disappointed after reading such great reviews - but there was no need for concern. You actually felt you were at fawlty towers!. all diners were included and the acting was really very good. There has been criticism over the food, and ok the price of the ticket you could get 4 star dining, but this wasnt for the dining, so overall i felt the food was actually pretty decent. Great experience . \Would definitely recommend


London Box Office customer

A must see for Fawlty Towers fans

A hilarious evening - so much better than we expected - characters played perfectly. Would highly recommend. Wear jeans at your peril.


London Box Office customer

Entertaining and interactive

London Box Office customer

Great show, nothing faulty about it!

London Box Office customer

So very funny!

Excellent show, laughed throughout, only problem was the reception - awaiting allocation of your table is difficult for those disabled who cannot stand for 40 minutes, no seating even though lady on ticket desk did say she would get a seat for my husband, it never arrived!!!!! Did not spoil the evening but would be good idea to think of those less able to stand for long periods as to where they might sit.


London Box Office customer

If you have watched the clips of the show on YouTube you have seen the highlights of the show! Perhaps needs some fresh surprises.


London Box Office customer

Fawlty towers show

So funny if you were a fan of the programme you will love it.


London Box Office customer

Very cleverly done! Very funny!

London Box Office customer

Fantastic !

London Box Office customer

Must go !

Loved it! My husband said he hadn't seen me laugh so much in ages. There were four of us but tables seat 10 so was nice to meet other people What a fun interactive evening and the food was hot and edible ! Alcohol prices what u would expect in London hotel best to buy bottle of wine £20 . Would recommend All the actors very good


London Box Office customer

Excellent!

London Box Office customer

Amazing and helarious

It was funny for all ages I loved the experience my dad loved it too is still quoting all the things they said to every one he knows.


London Box Office customer

What a cheerer-upper!

The actors are superb - they had the characteristics of Basil, Sybil and Manuel to a T. Also great location, easy to find - the hotel is right next door to the station. Experience slightly spoiled by the hotel's exorbitant drink prices though.


London Box Office customer

So funny

Couldn't stop laughing all night, still laughing now!


London Box Office customer

"Manuel", "Yes Mr Faulty"

Absolutely brilliant. So well choreographed and acted with Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Sadly no Polly. It was like being at The Fawlty Towers Hotel. The food and atmosphere was good too. We'd definitely recommend anyone to attend that remembers Fawlty Towers.


London Box Office customer

Great

London Box Office customer

True to its 70's namesake

London Box Office customer

Great Fun

Must see for fans of Fawlty Towers


London Box Office customer

must see

London Box Office customer

must see for fawlty towers fans

London Box Office customer

Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish.

This show is a must for Fawlty fans. The whole experience was a joy. We shared a table some lovely people and had a great night out. The hotel is actually on the side of Charing Cross station but for some reason a few people had trouble finding it !!


London Box Office customer

Fantastic

This show was fantastic full of fun and laughter lots of action, the characters were played so well you felt like you were sitting in the restaurant at Faulty Towers its self


London Box Office customer

So good you forget you are a show

London Box Office customer

Such a great laugh!

London Box Office customer

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