Archive for May, 2014

Too Hot To Handle

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Vesak Day Celebrations @ MLH

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Lighting of the Vesak Lantern by Mr & Mrs Wickramasinghe and Dr Publis Silva Making the vesak lantern

Mothers Day at MLH

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Mount Lavinia Hotel celebrated Mothers Day in Grand Extravaganza on the 11th May 2014. It was an afternoon dedicated to all mothers with prizes, surprises and a relaxing time out at the Terrace.


Friday, May 9th, 2014

This internationally successful homage to the BBC’s most popular sitcom returns to Mount Lavinia Hotel with Dialog Enterprise being the platinum sponsor, following a sold-out debut season last year. It arrives slap bang in the middle of a 20-country tour which this year also debuts in Malaysia and Iceland. Add to that performances at the UK’s Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, all the major arts festivals, and an ongoing residency in London’s West End, and you’ll see why this return to Sri Lanka is most welcome indeed.

With Basil, Sybil and Manuel on hand and only a third of the show scripted, anything can happen as audiences take a seat in the ‘Fawlty Towers’ restaurant… On the menu: all the best gags, shambolic service, and a ‘70s style 3-course meal in ‘a hilarious battle of wits, patience, fire extinguishers and fine food’ (Australian Traveller, Sydney Opera House 2013). This is fully immersive, site-specific comedy theatre at its best – just don’t mention the war! Internationally acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

– ‘uproariously funny’ (Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2014)
– ‘food snortingly funny’ (Australian Stage, FringeWorld Perth 2014)

– ‘the most exciting, pacy and disciplined piece of improv theatre to be seen… outstanding!’

(FringeReview, Edinburgh Fringe 2013)

Born in Brisbane in 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is now performed around the world pretty much non-stop. At the same time, it maintains a residency in the heart of London’s West End theatre land. The cast for Sri Lanka features: Karen Hamilton as Sybil, Jordan Edmeades as Basil, and Geoffrey Reczek as Manuel. Cast bios are on the Actors page at

– ‘had us in stitches!’ (BBC Radio Five Live, UK tour 2013)
– ‘rip-roaringly hilarious’ (This Is London)

– ‘deliciously entertaining… not to be missed’ (What’s on London)

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



Venue: Mount Lavinia Hotel, 100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

Dates: 4-8 June 2014


– Two matinée performances, Sat-Sun: lunch from 12 noon; show starts at 12:30pm.

– Five dinner performances, Wed-Sun: dinner from 7pm; show starts at 7:30pm.
Tickets – Rs. 5900/= all tickets include a 3-course meal and 2-hour interactive show.

Bookings via Mount Lavinia Hotel only: for reservations please call +94 112 711430 / 446

Show & tour info:
Note 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 show originator Alison Pollard-Mansergh adds:
Faulty is spelled that way because when I started the show in 1997, John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs were still young enough to perform the roles. I didn’t want people to think they were getting the original, so I spelled it differently. Happily, both they and the BBC are aware of what we are doing, and we work with the BBC a lot.’



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Touring 20 countries in 2014, including debuts in Iceland, Malaysia and the UK’s Royal Albert Hall, plus return runs at Sydney Opera House and an ongoing London West End residency.

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Mount Lavinia Hotel sports team emerged as the overall runner up at the Inter Hotel Carrom Tournament held at Galadari hotel on 30th April 2014.

Monday, May 5th, 2014

MLH Carrom Tournament Champions