The lowdown: Sophie Clarks is a physicist who builds a strange machine from long lost scientific plans and transports Nikola Tesla to modern day London. Tesla, played by Paul, is the 19th-century Serbian-American inventor who contributed massively to the development of the alternating-current electrical system.
Writer/Director Ian Strang filmed the first four episodes of the series in 2013 and enlisted award-winning songwriter Connie Kaldor to compose the soundtrack.
Strang also created the visual effects and curated the editing. The first four episodes of the series have now been released on the internet, starting on 20 May and finishing today.
As Basil Faulty, Paul has toured extensively, performing in the UK, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Australia – where he won five-star reviews in our first season at Sydney Opera House. He also appears regularly in our London West End venue, The Torquay Suite Theatre at Amba Hotel Charing Cross.
Check out this behind the scene video and find out more about the project:
Dateline Saturday 21 March, Toronto: in a break from performing at the Sony Centre, Benedict Holme, Leigh Kelly and Imogen Miller Porter (aka Basil, Manuel and Sybil) joined television personality and film critic Richard Crouse on Canada’s NewsTalk 1010.
Listen to the podcast for a fun discussion about why interactive theatre is so popular – and about the possible future of action-men like Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis and Jason Statham!
Manuel heard that LEGO now has a beautiful, 3,000 brick rendition of Sydney Opera House, so he thought he’d try his hand at the same thing in London, with a little help from his new friend and budding architect, Charlie.
Manuel will be off to Sydney himself soon… Faulty Towers The Dining experience is at Sydney Opera House 24 – 29 September 2013.
For more information and tickets, go to the Australian Tickets page of www.interactivetheatre.com.au or go direct to Sydney Opera House.
Click here for Kingdom FM’s great review of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe or click the image below to hear Paul Levy of FringeReview’s interview with artistic director Alison Pollard-Mansergh.
We’re fundraising again for BBC Children in Need, this year aiming for a whopping £10,000. We’ve started collecting at the Edinburgh Fringe and shall continue afterwards as we tour the UK. So if you see us somewhere with the Children in Need buckets, please help us ‘show our spots and raise lots!’. Click here for more information on our earlier efforts.
Did you catch the Faultys discussing ‘duck surprise’ and turtle necks on BBC Radio 2’s Weekend Wogan last Sunday? Donna Gray, Ed Howells and Rob Langston will also be performing at the Brighton Fringe Festival this May, here they are with Sir Terry.
Check out our Brighton Fringe 2013 trailer for a sneak peak at what the festival has in store this year for Faulty Fans.
We are performing at the Thistle Brighton until June 9th, so if you haven’t managed to get your tickets yet head on over to www.faultytowers-uk.com or call 01273 763 244 for more info.
And if that wasn’t enough of a backstage insight for you, here are some of our favourite Instagram photos courtesy of Donna Gray (@Donzigray) – who is playing Sybil – and our office team on the Dining Experience’s opening night.
1. Pre-dinner drinks at the opening night. 2. Ed Howells (Manuel) feeling the pink! 3. Sybil’s sea view dressing room. 4. Cool table settings!
Do you have any Instagram photos of Faulty Towers at the Brighton Fringe? Share them with us @thefaultytowers
Photos and videos are one thing, but actually being there is another… it is an experience after all! So get involved before the event sells out: Purchase your tickets for a Lunch or Dinner performance here.