Brighton Fringe Round Up

Brighton Fringe Festival and our extra run of shows at the Thistle Hotel went down a storm, with our final performance on Sunday 9 Jun. Here are our favourite photos of Ed Howells, Rob Langston and Donna Gray (and some giggling guests):

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We also received some brilliant reviews from The Argus, Broadway Baby and The Latest.

And if for some bizarre reason you missed us this May and June then don’t fear… we will be back due to popular demand in July, September and December. Check out the Thistle website for more information.

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Out & about in London town

This week the Faultys will be out and about in central London on Wednesday from 6-8pm and Thursday & Friday from 1-3pm on the hunt for a new chef! Look out for them along The Strand, Embankment, Southbank, Trafalgar Square and Hungerford Bridge and grab a flyer off them for £5 discounts to London shows, redeemable on our website throughout June.

Tweet your pictures to @thefaultytowers – we love a cheeky snap!

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Join us at the London charing cross hotel for more crazy antics!! #faultytowersthediningexperience #london

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A spot of sight seeing!! #faultytowersthediningexperience

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Brighton Fringe 2013 Trailer and Instagram favourites

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.

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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.

 

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Norway Debut, Part 3: Stavanger

Our Norway tour concluded with three nights at Gaffel Og Karaffel in the coastal town of Stavanger. Here are some of our favourite shots from Wednesday evening (15th) of the beautiful venue and fabulously enthusiastic audience.

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The town itself has beautiful winding streets filled with small shops and cafes:

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(Gaffel Og Karaffel from the outside)

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(Stavanger cobbled street)

Overall, Norway has been an unforgettable experience and incredibly successful break in tour. We’ve had a great time working with all the venues and entertaining the friendly and fun loving Norwegian audiences and look forward to returning for more Faulty Fun at the end of the year!

Norway is just one of the 20 countries we are performing in this year, to keep up to date with tours and ticket releases follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up to our monthly Newsletter.

‘Tusen Takk, Norway!’

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Tweet of the Week

Thanks for helping Manuel out! He needs all the help he can get.

 

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Norway Debut, Part 1: Ålesund

This week we hit yet another Faulty Towers milestone with our Norway debut, starting in Teaterfabrikken in the beautiful town of Ålesund.

Surrounded by fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps, Ålesund is a sea port that is noted for its unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture. In 1904 the town – built largely of wood – was the scene of a great fire in which most buildings were destroyed during the night, and the population had to leave the town with only a few minutes’ notice. Now the town is characterised by it’s colourful buildings and Art Nouveau style buildings which are a dream to photograph! Here are some of our photos from the tour.

 

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Peter, the Director, chilling out outside Teaterfabrikken.

Teaterfabrikken is a beautiful quirky venue, set in an old fish oil factory building by the sea with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Keep up to date with their other events:

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If you missed the Faulty’s in Ålesund, you can catch us in Oslo or Stavanger this week, AND we will be back for second Norway tour in October! Sign up to our newsletter if you want to be the first to hear about tickets!

In the mean time, look out for our next update on the Norway Debut Part 2: Oslo! 

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The Faulty’s day out in London!

The Faulty’s had a stroll in the sun yesterday, with Basil trying to teach Manuel to hand out flyers, I think he got the hang of it in the end.

 

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Cultuurcentrum Muze, Heusden Zolder

After finishing our Netherlands tour last week, we have spent a great three nights at the Cultuurcentrum Muze in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium this week. Every evening was a sell out, with a fantastic atmosphere, super friendly staff and wonderfully decorated tables that Sybil adored! (They matched her outfit).

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Dining tables, Side of the Cultuurcentrum cafe and great hall, Muze Cafe veranda, Pre-dinner drinks bar, Quirky decor in the artiestenfoyer, Cultuurcentrum entrance.

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Pink everywhere: Sybil and matching table cloth

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The crew plus Muze staff with delicious homemade pizza on the last day.

 

Did you get to see Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Heusden-Zolder? Let us know what you thought!

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Tweet of the Week

 

I think Basil’s in trouble again! Thanks Katie Croft (@croftyk7) for this tweet and picture of Ron Kelly, Andy Foreman and Karen Hamilton at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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Behind the Scenes – UK Cast Photo Shoot

Last week we got our UK cast together to take part in some Dining Experience publicity shots. After a busy and productive session at Idezign Studio in Tottenham we are now excitedly finalising our favourite fabulous photos of Basil, Sybil and Manuel. It was lucky that we managed to get all our performers together in one place, as they’re so often touring all around the UK and worldwide and it was great fun to all catch up with each other.

Here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes with just a few of our actors and the photographer, Emma Rodzik. We’ve also added a whole album to our Facebook page for those of you that are feeling particularly nosey!

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Keep your eyes peeled at our venues and on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for the final photos!

If you happen to be looking for a photo studio space to hire, check out Idezign Studio’s website and Twitter.
Check out Emma Rodzik’s art photography on her Flickr.

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Tweet of the Week

Thanks to Matt Saraceni (@iamnotmatt) on Twitter for sharing this photo of Basil and Manuel at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this week, but can anyone guess what Basil’s saying?

Basil and Manuel have it out at the "Faulty Towers Dining Experience".

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Sybil Fawlty – Style Icon

Sybil Fawlty’s style stands out in the history of the British sit-com as unique and memorable. Combined with her barmy but beautifully arranged bouffant, and her distinctive diction, she instantly recognisable in the UK and world-wide, even over 30 years on.

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If you follow us on Pinterest you may have already noticed that we have a whole board in homage to Sybil’s superb style, filled with more clips from the Fawlty Towers TV series and images of beautiful, handmade clothing that can be bought online through websites such as Etsy.

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The great thing about Sybil Fawlty’s huge variety of outfits across the series is that she has provided a wealth of inspiration for our very own Sybils, who each have their own individual take on the character’s fashion sense.

Here are a few of our favourites from recent tours:

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Karina Garnet (left) at Downpatrick, Ireland, Donna Gray (centre) at Charing Cross, London and Amanda McKay (right) at Fringe World Perth, Australia.

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Karen Hamilton (left) at  Edinburgh, Alison Pollard-Mansergh (centre) and Suzanna Hughes (right) at Charing Cross, London.

What are your favourite Sybil outfits from our shows or the original TV series?

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Tweet of the Week

This week’s tweet of the week is thanks to Pascale Arminjon (@lustlovelive) who was one of the hundreds of people who got to see the show in Barbados this week.

We totes ❤ Manuel too (but don’t tell Basil) and by the sounds of it, Manuel totes  ❤s Barbados! Can he come back, please?

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