Fawlty Towers - The Play


FAWLTY TOWERS – THE PLAY has checked in for it’s London premiere at the West End’s Apollo Theatre!

Nearly 50 years since it first hit our TV screens, the ‘Greatest British sitcom of all time’ (Radio Times), created by John Cleese and Connie Booth is now a brand-new stage play. Adapted for the stage by comedy legend John Cleese and directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, FAWLTY TOWERS – THE PLAY features your favourite scenes from the sitcom’s unforgettable twelve episodes. This really is the stage comedy event of the year!

Starring Adam Jackson-Smith as the inimitable Basil, Anna-Jane Casey as the iconic Sybil and Paul Nicholas as the bumbling Major, this 18-strong cast take on the iconic characters at Torquay’s most chaotic seaside hotel – FAWLTY TOWERS!

Book your FAWLTY TOWERS – THE PLAY tickets with LOVEtheatre today!

What is Fawlty Towers – The Play about?

Fawlty Towers – The Play brings the iconic characters and hilarious situations from the beloved television series to the theater. This is a brand new way to experience the antics of Basil Fawlty, his wife Sybil, the hapless Spanish waiter Manuel, and the rest of the hotel’s staff and guests.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from Saturday 4th May 2024 to Saturday 4th January 2025. Performance time Mon-Sat at 7.30pm with additional matinee performances at 2.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Running Time

1hr 50mins, incl interval.

Cast & Creatives

John Cleese (Adaptation), Caroline Jay Ranger (Director)

Adam Jackson-Smith (Basil), Anna-Jane Casey (Sybil), Hemi Yeroham (Manuel) Victoria Fox (Polly), Paul Nicholas (The Major), Rachel Izen (Mrs Richards), Steven Meo (Mr Hutchinson/German guest), Kate Russell-Smith (Miss Tibbs), Nicola Sanderson (Miss Gatsby), Greg Haiste (Mr Thurston/German guest), Danny Bayne (Mr Walt/Dr Finn), Neil Stuart (Taxi Driver/Mr Firkins/Mr Kerr/Mr Sharp), Emma Fenney (German guest), Mia Austen, John Hasler, Dale Superville, Ben Jacobson and Suzy Bloom.

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Booking Period

Sat 4 May 2024 - Sat 4 Jan 2025

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 2:30PM, 7:00PM/7.30PM
Thursday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Apollo Theatre

Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7EZ

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Piccadilly Circus


1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176

Nearest Car Parks

Cambridge Circus, Newport Place, Wardour Street and Denman Street


Daily Express

'The funniest show in town'

i News

'John Cleese has recreated the magic'


'The script zings with brilliantly astringent one-liners as the tight farce careers towards inescapable catastrophe, the cast bringing the chaos to life with energy and pace.'

The Times

'A hugely entertaining blast of unadorned nostalgia'


'Comedy history repeats itself'

The Telegraph

'An indisputably funny evening'

London Theatre

'This is theatrical time travel of the most joyful variety'