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Reviews of Fawlty Towers

Studio Theatre "Fawlty Towers"

Studio Theatre “Fawlty Towers”. DC4262P3 Basil (Keith Edmunds), Mrs Richards (Jackie Pilkington) and Manuel (James Bradwell). picture Roger Elliott 20/11/2013

Review from the Salisbury Journal:

Staging such a well-loved, memorable British sitcom was a brave thing to do.

But Studio Theatre pulled it off with their production of three classic episodes.

Director Camilla Burgess did well to choose a cast who physically resemble the instantly recognisable characters.

The audience was laughing at the slapstick humour and hilarious lines all the way through, and there were only a few moments where the cast stumbled over the lines and it could have been a little slicker.

Keith Edmund put in an energetic and believable portrayal of Basil Fawlty, and Pam Goldsbrough, as the long-suffering Sybil, was also fantastic. – Hannah White, Salisbury Journal

Fawlty Towers,Salisbury Studio TheatreGreat review of Fawlty Towers from the Daily Echo

The moment we heard the instantly recognisable theme tune and saw designer Barry Matthews-Keel’s perfectly dressed multi-room set, we were transported to Torquay’s most infamous hotel, lovingly recreated in Director Camilla Burgess’s hugely enjoyable production featuring three episodes and many of the best-loved characters from perhaps the nation’s most popular ever comedy TV series.

As hen-pecked Basil, Keith Edmund brought all the right mannerisms and futile sarcasm to the roll, increasingly desperate as the evening progressed, with Pam Goldsbrough effortlessly capturing Sybil’s sharp tongue, piercing stare and cackling laugh.

Across the tightly choreographed episodes we enjoyed David Fletcher’s smooth con-man Lord Melbury, infuriatingly deaf Mrs Richards (Jackie Pilkington) and obsessive cutlery salesman Mr. Hutchinson (Peter Kelly), ably supported by Peter Mitchell’s Major Gowan, Kerry Williams’ Polly and James Bradwell’s confused yet endearing Manuel, muttering under his breath in fluent Spanish.

The week’s sold-out audience are in for a real treat.- Ed Howson, Daily Echo

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