Point Cook actor Anthony Sottile has been playing an iconic character in Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience, for the past nine years.

Sottile said that while growing up in Werribee, he and his family were “big fans” of English comedies such as Fawlty Towers, but he never imagined that he would one day portray Manuel, the hilarious Spanish waiter with a pet rat and a penchant for saying “Que?”.

But since successfully auditioning for Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience in 2010, Sottile has travelled the world with the show.

Sottile said he was excited that the show was back in Australia this week, for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

“With Faulty Towers, every show is different – only a third of the show is scripted, the rest is improvised,” Sottile said.

“We only play to 120 people, but that’s 120 loose cannons, you never know what they are going to say.”

Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience will be on from April 9-14 at the Stamford Plaza, 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

All tickets include a three-course meal and two-hour interactive show, with prices ranging from $89 to $99.

Bookings: www.faultytowersdining.com or 1300 308 193.