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19/09/2020

Fawlty Towers at 40


Two Rivers Theatre Company are marking the 40th anniversary of the classic BBC TV sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’ by staging three episodes at The Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich this May.

Director Mark Watts has chosen ‘The Builders’, ‘The Hotel Inspectors’ and ‘The Germans’ to make an evening of laughter and timeless entertainment.

“The thing about ‘Fawlty Towers’ is each episode was written as a stand alone piece” said Mark “There were only 12 made and each one is a perfect half hour of comedy and farce. They weren’t written for the theatre but they adapt to the stage beautifully.”
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David Turner has taken on the part of Basil Fawlty, a daunting task for any actor but one he relishes,

“It’s such a challenge to play him and not just because he’s on stage for pretty much the whole time,” said David “The situations Basil gets himself into are absurd yet we believe in them because the characters are all so real.”

The cast also includes Caryn Skinner as Sybil Fawlty, Paul Murthwaite as Manuel and Emma Adams as Polly, along with many other cameos for the Two Rivers Company.

“It’s a big cast, which is lovely as so many of our members wanted to be involved,” said Mark “ Even though it was first broadcast in 1975, lots of people remember ‘Fawlty Towers’ with fondness, it’s great to bring back it to life again.”

Fawlty Towers is being performed from Wednesday 13th until Saturday 16th May 2015 at the Sir John Mills Theatre, Gatacre Road, Ipswich. Tickets priced £9 or £8 for concessions available from the Box Office, 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday 01473 211498 or online at www.easternangles.co.uk

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