Fawlty Towers Live

Funny? Yes. Awkwardly hysterical? Absolutely. Basil Fawlty is back in this thigh-slapping live performance of the live production of Fawlty Towers at the Roslyn Packer Theatre.

By Benjamen Judd

Fawlty Towers remains one of the most iconic comedies to ever grace the television screen. Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, the series has been called a benchmark in British humour. 

So you can imagine the joy at the thought of being able to experience it all again – live! Starting on August 18 for a limited time only, the hit comedy of the 70s will be presented onstage at the Roslyn Packer Theatre. 

A skewering look into the hospitality industry, Fawlty Towers centres around the snobbish and ineffectual Basil Fawlty and his hotel on the “English Riviera”, Fawlty Towers. 

Basil Fawlty is everything a good hotel manager is not (and we should know – we have a superb hotel manager, if we do say so ourselves) and his attempts at trying to move up the social ladder are hampered by is own ineptitude and his grass-cutting staff.

The production has been adapted for the stage by John Cleese, with direction by Caroline J. Ranger and set design by Liz Ascroft. 

Playing the role of Basil is the extraordinary Stephen Hall, who will lead an all new Australian cast including, Blazey Best (Sybil), Aimee Horne (Polly) and Syd Brisbane (Manuel). 

Tickets are on sale now for the Australian tour, and spaces are limited so make sure you don’t miss out. 

Fawlty Towers Live arrives 18 August at Roslyn Packer Theatre for 4 weeks only! 


Roslyn Packer Theatre

22 Hickson Road
(Opposite Pier 6/7) Walsh Bay

The Domain 2000 

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