Fawlty Towers (West End)
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Fawlty Towers (West End)
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Fawlty Towers (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

91%
(860 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 (56)

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109 Reviews | 12 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

302 Reviews | 85 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 new writing.

91 Reviews | 5 Followers
84
Nostalgia, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to relive the nostalgia of the original television series livesize.

Don't see it if you dont like the humou'r of the original series or don't like someone trying to replicate Cleese's briljant Basil Fawlty

175 Reviews | 6 Followers
80
Dated? possibly, Very funny, Nostalgia, Fabulous set, Amazing acting!

See it if you enjoy British comedy at its finest. Broad audience appeal. An array of captivating guests for Basil to bounce off. Very funny.

Don't see it if your preference is for modern/contemporary comedy/humour.

557 Reviews | 136 Followers
80
Hysterical, Nostalgic, Cult classic

See it if you're a fan of the original show you won't be disappointed! Adam Jackson-Smith does a wonderful John Cleese & play is laugh-out-loud funny.

Don't see it if you're looking for a new Fawlty play, this is a mashup of 3 very funny TV episodes enacted on stage with great similarity to original.

50 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.

181 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.

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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