A great addition to our London Theatre Breaks selection.
What the Butler Saw is a superb comedic farce written by the award winning playwright Joe Orton. The new production is directed by Sean Foley, who brought the recent West End production of The Ladykillers to life, and stars popular comedian Omid Djalili as the Government Inspector Dr Rance. What the Butler Saw will play for a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 16 the May to the 25 August, with previews starting on the 4th May.
Written in 1969 What the Butler Saw was Ortonâ€TMs final play and one of his best. When Dr Prentice attempts to seduce his new secretary by asking her to undress in his office the last thing he is expecting is for his wife to show up. Hiding the secretary behind his curtain Dr Prentice tries to get rid of his wife while being interrupted by his wifeâ€TMs lover, who is also applying for the secretary job, and a government inspection of the clinic by Dr Rance.
With social conventions turned on their head, gender roles swapped and any sense of decorum left at the door What the Butler Saw is brimming with laughter around every corner. With a fantastic dry comedy and twist and turns throughout it is a great nights entertainment and a must see for any lover of comedy.
Omid Djalili is an award-winning British-Iranian comedian and actor who has appeared in a range of films from Hollywood blockbuster The Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worldâ€TMs End to Sex and The City 2 and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
What the Butler Saw appears at the intimate Vaudeville Theatre located on Strand. With just under 700 seats The Vaudeville Theatre offers a fantastic and personal experience.
What The Butler Saw Theatre Breaks always includes tickets with hotel accommodation, and the number of tickets you request must be the same as the number of hotel guests.
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