Faulty Towers The Dining Experience – globetrotting show touches down in Sri Lanka

Interactive Theatre International presents their Sri Lanka debut

Born in Australia and feted around the world, this globe-trotting show makes its Sri Lankan debut this October at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. It arrives during a world tour that’s taking in 20 countries this year alone, which includes an ongoing residency in London’s West End, a month at Edinburgh Fringe, and a premiere at Sydney Opera House. Internationally acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

This is fully immersive, highly improvised and site-specific comedy theatre at its best, a pitch perfect tribute to the BBC’s Fawlty Towers. The fun starts as the audience waits to be seated and then hurtles along for two hours. With only a third of the show scripted, everything stays fresh as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 3-course meal with a good dollop of mayhem – as the audience play the part of their restaurant diners. Expect all the best gags and a ‘rip-roaringly hilarious night out’ (This Is London).

– ‘a two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation’ (Daily Telegraph, UK)

– ‘ingenious… the best comedy show I have ever been to’ (Sunday Express, Edinburgh Fringe)

– ‘amazing talents!’ (Australian Stage)

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience was born in Brisbane in 1997 and made its international debut in 2008 at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it’s sold out every year since. Last year it opened a residency in London’s West End, where it continues throughout 2013. Eight teams of cast from both hemispheres now tour the world non-stop, appearing in 20 countries this year. The cast for Mount Lavinia features Karen Hamilton as Sybil, Paul O’Neill as Basil, and Geoffrey Reczek as Manuel.

Show & cast info: www.interactivetheatre.com.au
Blog: www.faultytowers.net
Films: www.youtube.com/flyingmonkeyfilm and www.youtube.com/faultytowersfilms
Tweet: @thefaultytowers
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EXPERIENCE THE EXPERIENCE!

Venue: Mount Lavinia Hotel,
Dates: 3-6 October 2013
Times:Tickets – all tickets include a 3-course meal and 2-hour interactive show: LKR4900/-nett

Bookings: dilanka.p@mountlaviniahotel.com/0094 112 711 430
– ‘There’s a reason this show constantly gets rave reviews. It is brilliant.’ (Adelaide Now headline, Adelaide Fringe 2013)

– ‘the cast is excellent and the laughs never-ending’ (Herald Sun, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013)

– ‘utterly delicious entertainment’ (Evening News, Edinburgh Fringe)

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Notes to editors:
– Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an affectionate homage to Fawlty Towers the TV series written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. Their original TV scripts are not used in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. Artistic director and company co-founder, Alison Pollard-Mansergh says:
‘Faulty is spelled that way because when I started this show in 1997, John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs were still young enough to have performed the roles. I didn’t want people to think they were getting the original, so I spelled it differently. Happily, the BBC and Mr Cleese know what we are doing and we work often with the BBC.’

– The show has eight teams of cast who continue to tour the UK and the world non-stop. It will be appearing in over 20 countries in 2013.
– Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience opened a London West End residency in October 2012, selling out immediately and winning five star reviews. By the end of November it had become top of TimeOut London’s Top 10 Best Selling West End Theatre Shows and featured as Editor’s Pick in several entertainment and theatre listings. The residency continues throughout 2013, with seven shows a week, every week of the year.
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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Ms Mahika Chandrasena PR – <mahika.c@mountlaviniahotel.com> – + 94 (0)773 295727

or

Geraldine Hill at flying monkey PR – <geri@flyingmonkey.net> – +44 (0)7932 783768

FAULTY TOWERS THE DINING EXPERIENCE
Touring 20 countries in 2013, including a London West End residency, a month at Edinburgh Fringe in August, and Sydney Opera House in September.

Info, FAQ & tickets: www.interactivetheatre.com.au
Blog: www.faultytowers.net
Tweet: @thefaultytowers
Film: www.youtube.com/flyingmonkeyfilm and www.youtube.com/faultytowersfilms

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