Some photos of Andy Foreman and Alison Pollard-Mansergh, who co-created the show in 1997, on tour in the Netherlands.
Last week the Netherlands Faulty Towers team (Alison Pollard-Mansergh as Sybil, Jordan Edmeades as Basil and Anthony Sottile as Manuel) enjoyed a week of sold out shows in the beautiful, Art-Deco Thalia Theatre in Ijmuiden. Some great food and packed out shows despite more snow made for a great week.
It was also a week of two Sybils, with a guest appearance from the lovely Donna Gray and after a week of maybe one too many desserts came the very serious suggestion that a certain member of the cast invest in elasticated trousers (any guesses?)
This week the show appeared in Schiedam and Zwolle and look out for some cheesey jokes next week to celebrate the show appearing in Gouda, the home of Gouda cheese.
The lovely faulty towers fans of the Netherlands have this week braved thick snow and lows of minus 6 to see the show at Theaters Tilburg (The Tilburg Theatre) in, you guessed it, Tilburg in the Netherlands.
The venue is a theatre with tables set on tiers meaning that everyone gets an even clearer view than usual. It’s great to hear that in the crowd tonight are quite a few ‘reoffenders’ who came to see the show last year and just couldn’t stay away this year.
The first week of the Belgium and Netherlands tour complete and what a week it’s been! The tour has kicked off to a great start with a run of four shows at the Cultuur Centrum Zwaneberg in Heist-Op-Den-Berg, Belgium.
The venue is a cultural centre with a large theatre space, amazing lighting and some excellent staff who have really made the team feel very welcome – and provided Sybil with a brilliant opportunity to practise her language skills! The room holds up to 150 people so the performers (Alison Pollard-Mansergh, Jordan Edmeades & Anthony Sottile) have been kept on their toes travelling round the space and making sure everyone gets their share of Faulty laughs.
With second and third nights both getting standing ovations from the crowd and some guests even returning to see the show a second time, it can only be described as a huge success.
The performances here sold out in June of last year but if you were hoping to come along and didn’t manage to get tickets don’t panic, the Faultys will be back in Belgium later in the year. Don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list and keep checking our website to find out when new tour dates are added.