Fawlty Towers

Date 17th June 2012
Society Monifieth Amateur Dramatics
Venue MAD Theatre, Monifieth?Type of Production: Play?
Type of Production Play
Director Libby Barton

Report

Author: Roger D. Buist

With their recent success presenting “Dads’ Army”, this group once again turned their attention to staging another TV comedy “great”. The hilarious goings-on in this Torquay hotel contained all the necessary fun for a frolicsome evening and, as before, the cast looked remarkably like the well-known TV characters that viewers had come to know well. Two of the famous episodes were presented – “The Builders”, when the hotel has structural alterations and, the second, being “The Germans”, where a fire drill causes much confusion. Acting honours go to Stuart Anthony as Basil Fawlty and Craig Low as the idiotic Manuel. Both these players made an outstanding duo as they, literally, thumped and battered each other in rough knockabout comedy with great success and, no doubt, collecting a few bruises along the way, as they mimicked their famous TV counterparts. Nicky Stewart showed her great stage prowess in voice and action in her take-off Sybil Fawlty with Moira Gee emulating her in the role of Polly. Donald Fraser was a splendid dithering Major and the Miss Gatsby and Miss Tibbs roles were in the safe hands of Christian Gourlay and Christine Fyfe. Praise must also go to the Builders’ and Germans’ supporting cast who added to all the fun. This was a popular choice of show as it played to a Full House.