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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Chance to get a taste of Fawlty Towers dining

BILL BROWNE

Published 13/03/2014|05:26

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Fawlty Towers – The Dining Experience’.

EVER wondered what it would be like to dine at Fawlty Towers with the manic Basil, his domineering wife Sybil and their hopeless, language challenged waiter Manuel?

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If so, this could be right up your street.

'Fawlty Towers - The Dining Experience' is set to make a welcome return to Leeside for six-days from Tuesday, March 25 in conjunction with the Everyman Palace Theatre and the Gresham Metropole Hotel.

Guests will be taken back to 1970s Torquay and into the Fawlty Towers dining room, where they will become the actors in the 13th episode of the iconic comedy.

The mayhem will begin as diners wait to be seated at the Gresham Metropole and will continue for two hours of fully immersive, highly improvised pandemonium.

Throughout the meal Basil, Sybil and Manuel will mingle among diners bringing their offbeat comedy directly to the table and even roping guests into their farcical scenarios.

Between courses the trio will re-enact some of the best loved scenes from the show with some extra surprises thrown in for good measure.

With only one-third of the show scripted there is room for anything to happen as the hapless trio offer up a dining experience quite unlike anything guests will have experienced before.

In the middle of all the chaos, diners might even get some service from the hapless cast - as long as they don't mention the war.

Born Brisbane in 1997 'Fawlty Towers - The Dining Experience' made its international debut at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe, where it has sold out every year since.

The show has also toured the globe, enjoying a residency in London's West End and selling out shows during a week long run at the Sydney Opera House.

Tickets for the show, which will start nightly with pre-dinner drinks at 7.30pm, cost €47 per head which will include a three-course set menu and tea/coffee.

All bookings must be made no later than 5pm on the day prior to each performance through the Everyman Palace box office on 021 4501673 or online at www.everymancork.com.

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