A stage tribute to Fawlty Towers is hoping to revive the laughter of the classic sitcom.

Phoney Towers, a brand new show, will see as three impressionists recreate Basil, Sybil and Manuel when it visits venues in Great Yarmouth and Sheringham.

The show is currently on the first of two tours across the UK and a spell on a cruise ship, and comes from the same team that brought Del Boy tribute show Phoney Fools and Horses to the theatre last year.

Phil Hoyles struts and shouts as impatient and incompetent Basil, Ian Blight is his whining wife Sybil and Drew Cameron is hapless, hopeless Manuel from Barcelona.

North Norfolk News: John Cleese as Basil Fawlty.John Cleese as Basil Fawlty.

The action set in the fictional Torquay Hotel uses an original script to recapture familiar scenes, mishaps and misunderstandings, including the rat, Germans, and builders.

But there are also new twists, audience interaction and some other well-known comedy characters visiting as guests.

Mr Cameron said: “Although Fawlty Towers remains memorable half a century since it appeared, this stage show will appeal to fans both young and old.

“Despite only a dozen episodes aired, the TV show was arguably a masterpiece and understandably remains adored by millions across the globe.

“It has embedded itself into British culture even after all of these years, and we are massive fans”.

Mr Camerson feels the sitcom's enduring success was the strength of the characters.

“Even if you know what is coming, you can watch the episodes again and again," he added.

The shows are at St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth on Saturday, February 11 and Sheringham Little Theatre on Sunday, February 12 – both at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available at www.stgeorgestheatre.com (01493 331484) and www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com (01263 822347).

Refurbishment work is continuing at the Hub and foyer at the Little Theatre, with an offical opening planned for February 11.