THE notorious dining room of the Fawlty Towers Hotel is open to the public for a night of theatrical mayhem like no other next week, at Newtown.

Basil and his team present the 'Fawlty Towers Live Themed Dinner Show' at The Hafren, from 7pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 17 and 18.

Join Basil, Sybil, Manuel and Polly to relive the pinnacle of the golden age of television comedy and re-acquaint yourself with the much loved characters and iconic TV moments recreated in hilarious live action with you as an honoured guest.

The nights are adapted from the original TV scripts by John Cleese and Connie Booth, to accompany a three course meal.

Who will dare to order Basil’s famous Waldorf salad; will the kippers be out of date, or the wine corked?

Tickets are priced £47, or £42 for groups of four or more. Three-course meal and entertainment included. Drinks will be available from the bar on the evening. Contact the Hafren box office on 01686 614555.

A busy official start to the new Hafren season will also feature Genesis Connected, tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling connected acts Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, and Mike and the Mechanics, on Saturday night, September 21.

This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles.

Hits spanning from the late 1970s onwards including; 'Turn It On Again', 'Sledgehammer', 'In The Air Tonight', 'Against All Odds', 'That’s All', 'Solsbury Hill', 'You Can’t Hurry Love', 'The Living Years' and many more. Tickets are £22.

That will be followed by an afternoon concert by the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales (NOW) at 3pm on Sunday, September 22.

Entitled 'Scenes & Stories', it features children’s writer and illustrator, James Mayhew, who was a big hit with audiences when he performed with BBC NOW at The Hafren last September.

With his vivid illustrations, timed to the last brushstroke, coming to life at his easel and projected onto a large screen, James will paint live to the gorgeously melodic, strikingly dramatic music of Humperdinck, Dukas, Grieg and Mussorgsky.

Each piece in this programme tells wonderful stories and takes us to faraway places. All in all, a captivating, sensory event for people of all ages. Tickets are £16, or £5 for students and under 26s, with family tickets also available.

Ransack Dance Company present 'Murmur' on Saturday, September 28.

There is the first of a series of Dementia Friendly Film screening with the comedy 'Carry On Up The Khyber', at 1.30pm on Friday, September 20, with £5 tickets including refreshments.

Also contact the box office for new seasons of meetings for the Hafren Community Choir on Mondays, Hafren Rising Stars Theatre School on Tuesdays, Creative Art classes on Wednesdays and Aerial Arts Workshops.