Artistic Director Alison Pollard-Mansergh, Producer Jared Harford, and the whole team at Interactive Theatre International are proud to announce that Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, the critically acclaimed international immersive phenomenon currently celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, will launch a new UK residency in Manchester in 2023. 

The show will play at the Hotel Brooklyn, 59 Portland Street, M1 3HP with performances from 24 February – 12 March 2023. Tickets are on sale now via www.faultytowersdining.com/manchester 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a highly interactive experience, where audiences enjoy a 3-course meal and 5-star comedy. It has just extended its residency in London for another year, with tickets there now on sale until December 2023.

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem. 

Expect the unexpected!

The cast for the Manchester residency will include Suzanna Hughes as ‘Sybil’, Hayden Wood as ‘Basil’, and Leigh Kelly as ‘Manuel’. 

Hotel Brooklyn is located for both convenience and luxury, providing ample opportunity to experience the city in whichever direction you choose. Featuring 189 innovative bedrooms, a lively restaurant, and an expansive 9th floor banqueting space with its own bar, Hotel Brooklyn is a defiant homage to the Gilded Age of New York City and the promise of the New World. 

Paul Bayliss MBE MI FIH, Regional General Manager at Hotel Brooklyn said, “This show is lots of fun and I’m sure it’ll bring plenty of laughs to the diners…and of course it’s a great name for the event as every hotel and restaurant gets accused of being Fawlty Towers, so here’s the proof!” 

Producer Jared Harford said, “We’re thrilled beyond belief to be bringing the fun and chaos of our show to Manchester, and we have a great partner in the team from Hotel Brooklyn. We know people still want to go out and enjoy themselves, while being conscious of rising costs – which is why an immersive show including dinner really is the best option for anyone looking for a spectacular night out in the centre of town!

A loving tribute to the BBC’s classic TV series, the show has been seen by over a million people worldwide since the very first show at the Ridges Hotel in Brisbane on 24 April 1997. 

Devised by Alison Pollard-Mansergh, Andrew Foreman and others, the show has been touring the UK and internationally since 2008, having appeared in 41 countries to date, and employing 56 actors per season. The show has toured to over 1000 venues, with approximately 400 shows per year on average across the UK, and has just celebrated its tenth year in London, cementing its status as London’s longest running immersive experience.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a loving tribute to Fawlty Towers, the BBC TV series written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. Their TV scripts are not used in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience uses its own original scripts and format.

Read Amy’s review of the experience in London here!

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