Check in at the Grantham Guildhall to see Fawlty Towers
Grantham Dramatic Society’s latest production celebrates the classic British sitcom, Fawlty Towers, at the Guildhall Arts Centre this November.
The production which was first broadcast in September 1975, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and Grantham Dramatic Society is eager to put on a great show for the occasion.
The society previously mounted a production of Fawlty Towers in 2007, but have decided to bring the much loved classic back again for 2015.
Director Mary O’Neill said: “Although we put on the show once before, we are going to do three different episodes this time. Plus we have a completely different cast, so it’s completely new.
“It was difficult to choose just three episodes, but we have picked ‘Communication Problems’ - featuring hard-of-hearing guest, Mrs Richards. ‘The Germans’ in which a blow to the head leads to Basil offending his German guests, and finally ‘Basil the Rat’ which sees the hotel turned upside down by a hotel inspector and an escaped rat.”
“It’s certainly a challenge,” continues Mary. “With lots of physical comedy, snappy dialogue and outrageous characters. The set is pretty complicated too, and the cast is one of our largest.
“Fawlty Towers was one of the most successful shows in the society’s history though, so when we realised this year was the 40th anniversary, we knew we had to do it again.”
Society chairman, Paul Meakin said: “Everything’s coming together really well and we can’t wait to get into the theatre. Tickets are selling fast so we encourage everyone to book soon to avoid disappointment.”
The shows opening night will take place on Wednesday, next week - with tickets from just £7 each.
Fawlty Towers will run at the Guildhall Arts Centre from Wednesday, November 25 to Saturday, November 28, with shows every evening at 7.30pm.
Tickets are on sale now from the Guildhall Arts Centre on 01476 406158 or you can book online at www.guildhallartscentre.com