VIDEO: ‘I think we’re just out of Waldorfs’: Anglian Players to celebrate Fawlty Towers by performing three episodes

Members of Anglian Players rehearsing for their production of Fawlty Towers.

Members of Anglian Players rehearsing for their production of Fawlty Towers. - Credit: Archant

The eccentric ways of hotel owner Basil Fawlty will be brought to the stage by the Anglian Players next week when the curtain raises on its latest production.

Members of Anglian Players rehearsing for their production of Fawlty Towers.

Members of Anglian Players rehearsing for their production of Fawlty Towers. - Credit: Archant

The Players are in final preparations for Fawlty Towers, a stage version of the timeless 1970s TV comedy series.

Under the direction of Ali Fox, the Players are performing three of the original TV scripts - The Hotel Inspector, A Touch of Class and Waldorf Salad.

There were 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers, all written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth, both of whom also starred in the show. The series has long been recognised as one of the best ever British comedy series.

The Anglian Players will transport you back 40 years to a haphazard Torquay hotel (Fawlty Towers) run by the eccentric, rude, and unpredictable Basil Fawlty (Alan Hooks), under the direction of his domineering wife Sybil (Nicky Marsh).


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Really it is the sensible chamber maid, Polly (Jeanette Tinkler) who keeps things in order, whilst the hapless (but cheap) Spanish waiter, Manuel (Chris Jarvis) gets under everyone’s feet.

And then there are the guests... but then, Basil could ‘run a perfectly good hotel if it wasn’t for the guests getting in the way!’

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Mr Jarvis said: “This is an evening of entertainment for young and old, for those who remember the series and those who don’t.

“You will laugh from the opening sentence to the final line.”

The show is performed from November 13-15 at March Community Centre, nightly at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8, £7 concessions, and are available at The Pet Shop in Station Road, March, or on the door.

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