Not many contemporary performers can claim to have worked with Bing Crosby and Morecambe and Wise, but this is how Andy Foreman started his career. Since then, he has featured in film, TV and theatre in the UK, Canada and Australia, and he continues to work as a Clown Doctor and scriptwriter. Andy began working with Faulty Towers The Dining Experience in 1997 and has been winning five-star reviews as Manuel ever since.
We asked Andy a little bit about himself and his character:
Q1: What’s your favourite part of working with Faulty Towers The Dining Experience so far or favourite Faulty moment?
A: I love seeing people cry with laughter.
Q2: Describe yourself in 3 words?
Q3: What’s your best (or worst) corpsing story?
A: There were so many in the earlier years as we discovered what these characters could do in this setting, and how the audience would play along.
Ridiculous conversations with guests make me laugh. But I can’t repeat one, that’s why you have to be there.
Q4: What similarities and differences are there between you and the character you play?
A: We’re both emasculated but only I know what that means.
Q5: If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?
A: Fox. I look like the underdog but I’m getting lots of chicken. (Chicken’s a metaphor for good things, not women)
Q6: Who’s your favourite other cast member to share a dressing room with and why?
A: After two months on tour together, whoever the next one is!
Q7: If your character had a dating profile, what do you think it would say?
A: If Manuel had to do it in English:
Emasculated Spanish waiter with nice ass would like to meat women.
Q8: What was your last tweet or Facebook status?
A: I just saw The Book Of Mormon and it was brilliant.
Q10: What don’t you leave home without?
A: My Tom Bihn ID bag, and a reason
Q11: Do you have any hidden talents?
A: No, they’re all on show. Except riding a unicycle.
Andy is currently performing at Charing Cross in London until the end of August. Check out our available dates if you’d like to see him!