national Arts Festival Banner

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


(Mark Mulder & Annie Robinson)

Back at Rhumbelow Theatre after a very successful short run earlier in 2016, this comedy piece is not to be missed.

There’s only one Fawlty Towers – and there’s no other married couple quite like Basil and Sybil! The BBC television sitcom from the 1970’s, voted the best British TV series of all time, has fans all over the world, including Annie Robinson and Mark Mulder!

Confirmed Fawlty fans since the ‘70’s, gifted South African comedienne Annie and accomplished Mark – currently back on SABC TV in The Game – now get the chance to share the uniquely Fawlty experience with KZN audiences in their new two-hander comedy show, Tarty Flowers!

Devised and directed by Paul Spence, Tarty Flowers! is pure, delicious Fawlty fun from first word to last. The much put-upon Basil, bossy Sybil, eccentric waiter Manuel and pretty Polly are all there – and the audience suddenly get the distinct feeling that they are guests in the dining room of the infamous Torquay hotel!

Tarty Flowers! is devised and directed by Paul Spence - a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for seven years, He has worked in theatres around the world; from London to Copenhagen, Vienna to Tokyo!

Tarty Flowers! runs from October 28 to November 6 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 20h00 and Sundays at 14h00. There will be an extra show on November 6 at 18h30. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.  Bring food picnic baskets and there is a bar available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Limited secure parking available.

Tickets R140 (discounts on the first weekend only – R120 pensioners & block bookings of 8 or more). Booking is essential through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636 or email

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road, off Bartle Road, in Umbilo, Durban.