Enter our competition for your chance to win two tickets to Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, plus a one-night stay at the Charing Cross Hotel.
FAULTY TOWERS THE DINING EXPERIENCE has had a residency in London’s West End since October 2012. To celebrate its second anniversary at the 4* Charing Cross Hotel on the Strand, BRITAIN readers have the chance of experiencing this internationally acclaimed show first-hand by entering our Basil’s Birthday competition: we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the West End show, plus an overnight stay at Charing Cross Hotel – and all entrants receive a £5 birthday present too…
Waited upon by Basil, Sybil and Manuel, absolutely anything can happen as guests become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant – especially when only a third of the show is scripted. Expect shambolic service, a ‘70s-style 3-course meal and “a rip-roaringly hilarious night out” (This Is London). But don’t expect herds of giant wildebeest and certainly don’t mention the war.
Born in Brisbane in 1997, the show is now internationally acclaimed, touring the world constantly with eight teams of cast. This year alone has seen sold-out debuts in Iceland and Malaysia, as well as tours in Europe and Australia, and sold-out runs at the Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House. This West End residency opened in 2012, and it ranks consistently high in TripAdvisor’s top London attractions and performances.
British audiences first met the irascible Basil Fawlty in 1975 when Fawlty Towers was broadcast on BBC TV. Guests had to put up with unpredictable behaviour as Basil and his long-suffering sidekick Manuel tried to guard guests from everything, from mice in the kitchen to dead bodies in the laundry, all watched over by the disapproving eye of Basil’s wife, Sybil.**
Answer the question below for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at the Charing Cross Hotel, plus overnight accommodation in the hotel, in a Deluxe Double room following the show and breakfast the next morning.*
The prize is valid for any show up to and including 25 April 2015: enter now, and you could even see the show that evening, then stay the night at the Charing Cross Hotel, and be perfectly positioned to watch the London Marathon on 26 April. Show date and room accommodation subject to availability, of course (please refer to terms & conditions of entry).
Closing date 11 November 2014
If you don’t win…
If you don’t win, we’ll give you a birthday present anyway. All entrants to the competition will receive a £5 discount redeemable against all tickets up to and including 25 April 2015: just enter the promotion code #BIRTHDAY when booking tickets online. Separately, if you want to stay overnight, you can claim 20% discount on accommodation if you call the hotel on 0871 376 9012 and quote your Faulty Towers ticket reference at the time of booking.
* Charing Cross Hotel provides a peaceful retreat in the centre of the buzzing capital. It offers all the comforts you’d expect from a four-star deluxe hotel in London, the perfect choice for guests who require a comfortable room with additional luxuries. All Deluxe Double guest rooms are elegantly furnished and include a king-size bed covered with Egyptian linen, a flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, a room safe, and complimentary, fast BT WiFi throughout. All rooms also have soft bathrobes and many have views overlooking Trafalgar Square and the Strand.
** Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an affectionate homage to Fawlty Towers the TV series written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. Their original TV scripts are not used in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.
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