ITI has devised and produced many shows over the years. Its 2016-17 productions are Faulty Towers The Dining Experience and The Wedding Reception – one very obviously a tribute, the other new writing. Both are immersive and highly improvised, and suited to a variety of venues.
Highlights of the 2016-2017 season include return runs in Sydney Opera House, 5th anniversary fun at its London West End residency, 10th anniversary celebrations at Edinburgh Fringe, and surprises galore around the world to mark the show’s 20th birthday on 24 April 2017.
No matter where in the world, we can perform tailored one-offs, short runs or tours. The show is performed in English, and we always take local audiences, customs and culture into account.
Partnerships can be on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis, for tours, short residencies or FIFO (fly-in-fly-out).
Territories in which we currently have partnerships include: USA and Canada (Starvox Booking), Republic of Ireland (ten42), Scandinavia (Impact Events & Entertainment).
To talk with us more about booking our show(s), contact us.
Kingsway Hall is a fabulous 4* hotel near to Covent Garden tube station. It’s been host to Faulty Towers The Dining Experience on an ad hoc basis since 2016, but from May 2017 is hosting six performances every week. Gift vouchers are available online, and the hotel offers a special 15% discount on room rates for holders of our show tickets.
We have played in London since 2009, and held a residency there since 2012 at Amba Hotel Charing Cross - which from 2017 is home to ad hoc performances.
The show ranks consistently high in TripAdvisor’s top London Theatre listings and holds TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Encore Tickets is our long-term partner in managing trade clients, including airlines, tour operators, coach operators and group organisers, whether from the UK or overseas. From central London and online shops, it also sells direct to audiences.
Bookers and promoters should contact us to experience The Experience in London’s West End.
‘Top show!!!' Director, cultuurcentrum MUZE, BelgiumExperience The Experience!
Promoters, bookers, programmers and venue managers who’d like to see one of our shows before talking about hosting the show, should contact us to book tickets and find out moreEmail the sales team
When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant and are served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel, pretty much anything can happen – especially so because only a third of the show is scripted; the rest is improvised around and with the audience. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated, then hurtles along in a tour de force of shambolic service: ‘Laugh till you cry through two riotous hours of food, wine and impeccable comic timing’(The Great Aussie Bite, Sydney Opera House).
Devised and produced by ITI, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience was born in 1997 and has since been seen by over half a million people. It is a fully immersive, highly improvised and site-specific piece of comedy theatre that continues to be acclaimed around the world by audiences and critics alike. The show now has nine teams of cast touring the world virtually non-stop. The show uses its own original script: the TV scripts written by John Cleese and Connie Booth are not used in this production.
‘An experience not to be missed’ City Nomads, Raffles Singapore
‘Completely crazy and very, very funny!’ Mikael Qvist Rørsted, Director, Værket Theatre, Denmark
‘Hilarious… catch it before it leaves’ Best of Toronto, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
‘If laughter is indeed the best medicine then the show should be sponsored by Medicare.’ InDaily, Adelaide
The Wedding Reception is a 2-hour piece of immersive, interactive and highly improvised comedy theatre that features four award-winning performers in multiple roles and a sit-down meal – with cake! It had its world première at Brighton Fringe 2015, then moved on to Edinburgh Fringe and London Covent Garden, winning 5* reviews across the board. It returns to London, Edinburgh and Brighton in 2016, and also picks up dates on tour around the UK, Australia and in Raffles Singapore.
The basic premise of The Wedding Reception is that the audience are guests at, yes, a wedding reception.
The actors perform around and with the audience, making it a fully immersive experience – and as interactive as individual people want it to be. From arrival, through to seating, eating and dancing, the show is a classic take on an English wedding reception.
The comedy, drama, tensions and fun – and love!
‘Riotous immersive comedy… No shortage of laughs on the menu.’
4* The Stage, Edinburgh Fringe 2016
‘Hilariously funny and completely endearing. The four-strong cast multi-role to the max, providing colour and moments of pure joy between and during a lovely three-course dinner.’
4* The Reviews Hub, Edinburgh Fringe 2016
‘Highly spontaneous with clever improvisations, a witty script and perfect comedy timing.’
5* British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe 2016
If your venue has ever hosted a wedding reception or party, then chances are you’ll be able to host The Wedding Reception.
All you need is a dining setting for up to 150 people and a kitchen. We do the rest!
Promoters, bookers, programmers and venue managers who’d like to see one of our shows or would simply like to discuss what’s involved, should contact us.
‘A warm and inviting combination of live comedy interactive performance and a delicious dinner - a great night to plan with friends or to even make some new ones’
Bearing 5* reviews from two years at Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe and London Covent Garden, as well as successful runs around Australia and in Raffles Singapore, The Wedding Reception returns to all three in 2017 and continues touring the UK.
We are actively seeking further openings in English-speaking environments, so promoters, programmers and venue managers who’d like to learn more or see the show, should contact us.
Audiences can book tickets for any of our shows anywhere in the world via our dedicated show website: The Wedding Reception.
Bride and groom, Will and Kate, are expecting a small family gathering to celebrate their wedding, which took place just that morning. But little do they know that Kate’s parents have planned something altogether different… Cue uninvited guests, misbehaving family and secrets better left in the closet. This unbeatable theatrical dining experience invites audiences to become guests at an unforgettable wedding reception.
The Wedding Reception transports audiences to the kind of party most of us have been to, where worry over meeting strangers becomes fully-fledged fun. There’s even a 2-course sit-down meal, with cake for afters! So join the party. It’s a 2-hour comedy that’s immersive, highly improvised, and as interactive as the audience wants it to be, a rollercoaster ride full of fun, frolics… and more than a few surprises!
Devised and produced by Interactive Theatre International, its original format and storyline have been developed by Alison Pollard-Mansergh, ITI Artistic Director, together with the show’s performers: David Tremaine, Rebecca Norris, Danielle Briers and Ben Hood.
This show is classified PG (occasional strong language and sexual innuendo).