Fawlty Towers (West End)
Ends Sep 2024 1h 50m
Fawlty Towers (West End)
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Fawlty Towers (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

91%
(539 Ratings)
Positive
94%
Mixed
3%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

Play follows Basil Fawlty's misadventures in a dysfunctional hotel, chaotic and hilarious.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (34)

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105 Reviews | 11 Followers
90
Great acting, Funny, Dated, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you liked the original tv show. Best bits displayed true to original. You’ll laugh through. Good idea for a nostalgic fun night.

Don't see it if you would be offended by dated contents.

212 Reviews | 42 Followers
90
Must see, Epic, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if A must see just for the nostalgia alone

Don't see it if you don't like slapstick humour

295 Reviews | 84 Followers
86
Wish it was original rather than rehash, Fun fluff

See it if watching the beleaguered Basil do a slow burn is v funny. Cast is excellent. I left with a big smile on my face.

Don't see it if u expect familiar characters in new comedy. This is a rehash of 3 TV episodes -- which are v gd, but I would've preferred a new episode.

175 Reviews | 20 Followers
70
Great acting, Banal, Overrated

See it if For nostalgia and if you like to have a good laugh with friends.

Don't see it if You expect anything different from the TV show. It's a literal remake of the original adding nothing new.

29 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Fawlty Towers fans are likely to love this show but anyone who likes slapstick comedy will love it. Very true to the original show.

Don't see it if If you’re not into slapstick comedy then clearly this isn’t for you. Read more

38 Reviews | 1 Follower
88
Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if It had all the best bits from the original 12 episode series. Brilliant from start to finish.

Don't see it if You don't like 70s british sitcom

46 Reviews | 7 Followers
80
Classic john cleese comedy, Not for the easily offended, Entertaining, Dated, Cliched

See it if Like the original show and know the episodes. Enjoy old school comedy, with language/actions of how comedy should be.

Don't see it if Easily offended or know nothing about the tv series. Language has not been changed or politically correct, so be warned.

24 Reviews | 1 Follower
55
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want to see a montage of your favourite bits from across the faulty towers episodes

Don't see it if You have no idea what faulty towers is / never seen or liked it.

Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
May 16th, 2024

"...efficient and energetic stage adaptation, but it’s an oddly soulless affair."
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 15th, 2024

"An indisputably funny evening"
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The Times (UK)
May 15th, 2024

"A hugely entertaining blast of unadorned nostalgia"
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London Theatre
May 16th, 2024

"This is theatrical time travel of the most joyful variety."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
May 15th, 2024

"Fawlty Towers The Play reminds us that farce works best on the stage"
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The Stage (UK)
May 16th, 2024

"...both the physical and verbal gags land perfectly...the performances are a triumph."
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WhatsOnStage
May 16th, 2024

"...lends itself particularly well to the stage seeing as it is fundamentally a farce."
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Time Out London
May 16th, 2024

"..a natural for the stage: each episode is essentially a drawing-room farce..."
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