Fawlty Towers at Louth Riverhead Theatre

The Major and Manuel
The Major and Manuel

The Louth Playgoers welcome their new barman Manuel at the Riverhead Theatre.

Manuel says he is very happy to be there. His last boss, Mr Fawlty was not a nice man!

When asked what he ostracized about Mr Fawlty, Manuel reply was ‘Que, he no have ostrich, he Hotel Manager!’ Well Manuel is from Barcelona!

The Louth Playgoers were intrigued at Manuals past working history at the hotel, Fawlty Towers, situated in the seaside town of Torquay, on the ‘English Riviera’ and the people he worked with.

After a little more investigation this is what they found out:

Basil Fawlty – hotel owner and manager: Renowned for his short fuse, extreme rudeness and intense dislike of almost all guests that stay at his hotel Fawlty Towers.

Sybil Fawlty – Basil’s wife, affectionately known as the dragon. Tends to be work shy, but does have a great rapport with guest and can keep Basil in his place when needed.

Polly Sherman – Waitress/Chambermaid. The most competent of the hotel’s staff, tends to handle bulk of problems and general running of the hotel but is frequently embroiled in ridiculous masquerades as she loyally attempts to aid Basil by trying to cover mistakes or keep something from Sybil. Terry Hugh - Chef. Not the greatest when it comes to culinary delights and whose cooking methods are somewhat casual.

Well we can see why Manuel decided to try pastures new. Fortunately for us some of his old friends have followed. Manuel enjoys serving Major Gowen, a slightly senile, amiable old soldier who is a permanent resident at the hotel and one of the few guests whom Basil seemed to like. If you would like to know who else has joined him at The Riverhead Theatre, The Louth Playgoers are performing the well loved 1970’s series Fawlty Towers by John Cleese and Connie Booth.

It is directed by Sue Soper who has taken three episodes, Communication Problems, Waldorf Salad and The Hotel Inspectors. Each episode contains a wonderful helping of one-liners, cracking dialogue and a sprinkling of slapstick from this most popular and well loved iconic series.

Fawlty Towers, will be showing at the Louth Riverhead Theatre from September 6 to 14 (no performance Sunday September 8) at 7.30pm.

Box office: 01507 600350, open daily from 10am to 1pm.

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