With 1,223 events across 442 venues and around 6,000 performers, Adelaide Fringe is the world’s second-largest annual arts festival (after Edinburgh), and the largest in the southern hemisphere. Among all the razzle-dazzle and hullabaloo, there is an oasis of calm at The Strathmore Hotel on North Terrace… until the Faultys arrive, that is.
On 2 March, Basil, Sybil and Manuel make their much anticipated return to the Fringe for the 11th year running. There is something about the south Australian city that brings out the best in our fearless trio – Sybil is a little more coiffed, Basil somewhat crankier and Manuel, well, Manuel tries even harder…
From Adelaides past…
Over the years we’ve enjoyed a warm welcome in Adelaide, especially when the Faultys head out to Rundle Mall or The Garden of Unearthly Delights to mix it with the hoi polloi. Navigation has never been their strong point though…
– with Ron Kelly, Suzanna Hughes and Andy Foreman – Adelaide Fringe 2015
They’ve spent time on the trams, at the markets, shopping and even relaxing in local parks, but their favourite Fringe activity is meeting and greeting guests in their Faulty Towers restaurant, giving them a Dining Experience to remember.
Manuel’s service may be a little dodgy and Basil may not always be the most gracious host, but their welcome is from the heart and they can’t wait to see you at The Strathmore in March.
– with Rob Langston, Karina Garnett and Anthony Sottile Adelaide Fringe 2017
Here are just some of the 5-star reviews from Adelaide last year, also at The Strathmore:
* ‘There’s nothing at all faulty about Faulty Towers the Dining Experience; it’s a slick two hours of fun and fab food’ Stage Whispers
* ‘Hilarious… belly laughs throughout’ Event Adelaide
* ‘Rapid fire wit. Slick performances and pacing… a great experience. Even better than last year’s stage version. Delicious fun’ GlamAdelaide
* ‘You’re not simply watching a show. You’re in it, a part of it, a character in it, and in the crazy world of Faulty Towers, anything can happen… The characterisations here are flawless, and I mean flawless… two hours of non-stop madness that will leave you crying with laughter and begging for another serving’ Tom Bowden’s Best – The Picks of Adelaide Fringe, The Advertiser
Australian actor Anthony Sottile returns as Manuel, back for his third Adelaide Fringe. He’s joined by UK actors Luke McGibney and Rhiân McLean, fresh from London’s West End via Fringe World Perth. We just know they’re going to fall in love with the festival, with their guests, and with South Australia.
Adelaide Fringe performances run 2-18 March 2018 at The Strathmore Hotel, 129 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
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See you there!