Faulty Towers The Dining Experience has announced tickets are now on sale into 2021.
The critically acclaimed international immersive phenomenon will celebrate its tenth year in London’s West End next year.
The show previously resumed Covid-secure performances at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in Bloomsbury in October and plans to reopen again on on Thursday 3 December following the new lockdown.
Performances will take place during the festive period until 20 December. New tickets have also been released for 2021, with performances beginning on 8 January and the booking period extended until 28 March
A loving tribute to the BBC’s classic TV series, the show has been seen by over a million people worldwide since it was born in Australia in 1997.
When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem.
The company of actors (nine in total in London) have been rotated on a weekly basis to allow for two-week quarantine period between performances.
Dan Wood, Jack Baldwin and Dave Tremaine alternate as ‘Basil’, Kat Mary, Nerine Skinner and Rebecca Norris alternate as ‘Sybil’ and Simon Grujich, Leigh Kelly and Tony Clegg as ‘Manuel’. All cast members wear see-through face masks, to give an extra layer of protection as they interact closely with audience members.
Other key safety changes to Faulty Towers The Dining Experience include: temperature checks prior to entry, full table service to prevent queues to the bar, improved room ventilation, amendments to the script and improvisation parameters to remove any major risk-factors while still maintaining the interactive element, and flexible ticket exchanges for any members feeling unwell.
These changes come in addition to the government mandated and recommended actions including face masks and shields for service workers, comprehensive cleaning of the performance space, available hand sanitizer stations, contactless card payments and social distancing measures.