Fawlty Towers – Live on Stage will be based on the popular and long-running BBC-TV series written by Cleese and Connie Booth. It is being adapted for the stage by Cleese, with direction by Caroline J. Ranger and set design by Liz Ascroft. Performances are set to kick off Aug. 19, 2016, at Sydney's Roslyn Packer Theatre. Ticketing information has not yet been released, but theatregoers can find out more online at FawltyTowersLive.com.au.
"There have been many requests in the past 40 years to adapt 'Fawlty Towers' for the stage. I now sense the time is right and I’d like my Aussie actor friends to be my collaborators on the world premiere of this epoch-shattering event, a watershed in the history of Australian theatrical culture. Or not," Cleese told Aussietheatre.com.au.
Cleese, who created the show, also starred as its lead, hotel owner Basil Fawlty. "Fawlty Towers" followed his various misadventures, accidents and strained relationships with guests. It won the BAFTA twice, in 1976 and 1980 for Best Situation Comedy.