British favourite with Basil and Manuel

Fareham Musical Society is performing Faulty Towers Live on Stage at Ferneham Hall, Fareham from June 20-21.
Fareham Musical Society is performing Faulty Towers Live on Stage at Ferneham Hall, Fareham from June 20-21.
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Fawlty Towers may have only had twelve episodes but 30 years after it was first aired, it’s still considered a favourite among fans.

Set in a hotel in Torquay, John Cleese and Connie Booth starred as Basil and Sybil in the British comedy.

Now Fareham Musical Society is hoping to emulate the sitcom when it performs three of the episodes on stage at Ferneham Hall, Fareham from June 20-21.

Talking about why the amateur dramatics groups decided to put on the production, society chairman Graeme Clements says: ‘It was in the dressing room during The King & I last September and myself and three other cast members were chatting about doing something different.

‘After a while we came up with the idea of Fawlty Towers.’

And it just so happened that the actors seemed to fit in with the iconic hotel setting.

Graeme explains: ‘By a strange coincidence the four of us all seemed to fit the profile of the four main characters.

‘Jonathan Redwood who played the Kralahome is a tall, lanky comedy actor, an obvious for Basil.

‘Alexandra Maclean who played Anna is a young actress with just a little attitude!

‘Marina Voak who played one of the wives is just perfect for the role of Sybil which left me for the role of Manuel.’

The group will be performing Communication Problems, The Hotel Inspector and The Germans.

Tickets cost £10 to £12 from Ferneham Hall, Fareham on (01329) 231942 or go to fernehamhall.co.uk.