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Shaftesbury Avenue 31, London W1D 7ES

Fawlty Towers

Closed May 15, 2024

Britain's finest sitcom was TV's most perfectly constructed farce


Why See Fawlty Towers?

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The Greatest Sitcom Of All Time Heads To The Stage

Britain's most beloved '70s sitcom heads to the stage of London's Apollo Theatre, adapted by the show's original writer and star, John Cleese - nearly fifty years after its debut. Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger ( Only Fools and Horses: The Musical), the stage adaptation brings this iconic comedy to life. First broadcast in September 1975, Fawlty Towers is widely regarded as one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time - and now you have the chance to relive the chaos on stage.

About Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers is set in a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, nestled along the English Riviera. The story follows the eccentric and rather incompetent Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) and the ever-patient Sybil Fawlty (Prunella Scales) as they attempt to run the hotel, encountering a hilarious string of mishaps and mayhem along the way.

About Fawlty Towers In The West End 

The two-hour play stays faithful to the original show we know and love, combining elements from three episodes of the original series "The Hotel Inspector," "The Germans," and "Communication Problems" incorporating them into one whole storyline. 

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Previews from: 4 May 2024

Opening night: 15 May 2024

Cast and Creative


Adam Jackson-Smith as Basil
Anna-Jane Casey as Sybil
Hemi Yeroham as Manuel
Victoria Fox as Polly
Paul Nicholas as The Major
Rachel Izen as Mrs Richards
Steven Meo as Mr Hutchinson/German guest
Kate Russell-Smith as Miss Tibbs
Nicola Sanderson as Miss Gatsby
Greg Haiste as Mr Thurston/German guest
Danny Bayne as Mr Walt/Dr Finn
Neil Stuart as Taxi Driver/Mr Firkins/Mr Kerr/Mr Sharp
Emma Fenney as German guest


Mia Austen, John Hasler, Dale Superville, Ben Jacobson and Suzy Bloom


Adapted for the stage by John Cleese
Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger
Set and costume designer - Liz Ascroft
Lighting designer - Ian Scott
Casting director - Anne Vosser
Assistant director - Denise Ranger
Resident director - Chris Kiely

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