Happy Birthday Basil!

This October Faulty Towers The Dining Experience celebrates its fourth birthday in London’s West End! Thanks to our fantastic fans, the show has received countless 5* reviews since its Charing Cross debut in 2012 – and this year it won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence!

Our Grade II listed venue has a few things of its own to celebrate too. Just I50 years young, this grand Victorian railway hotel had a multi-million pound refurbishment this year. Now, as Amba Hotel Charing Cross, it ranks as one of TripAdvisor’s highest ranking London hotels.

We would like to thank all the hotel staff who have helped us over the years. And – of course! – we must also thank all our Basils, Sybils and Manuels who have performed here since it first opened with the original London cast of Jordan Edmeades, Anthony Sottile and Alison Pollard-Mansergh. Click here for actors’ biogs.


Alison Pollard-Mansergh, Anthony Sottile (kneeling) & Jordan Edmeades.

Each performance of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience has something new to offer, and to this day audiences can expect the unexpected from this hugely improvised show! We’ve had birthday parties, Christmas parties, blind dates and even wedding proposals! We even performed an intimate birthday show to just 10 London people when bookings from out of town found themselves snowed-in!

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is adored by adults and children alike. Click here to see a recent review from Actually Mummy, a mother’s blog, and here for one by Charlie, Distracted – a young food, travel and lifestyle blogger.


Thanks to the show’s resounding success over the past four years, Basil, Sybil and Manuel will continue their residency at Charing Cross for the foreseeable future. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate with Basil this October – who knows: maybe he’ll crack a smile!




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