A CURVE & THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTION

What The Butler Saw

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50 years since the death of celebrated Leicester playwright Joe Orton, Artistic Director Nikolai Foster brings What the Butler Saw to the stage in a Made At Curve production of Orton’s final play, completed just a month before his untimely death.

Dr Prentice (Rufus Hound One Man, Two Guvnors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), a psychiatric doctor in a private clinic, is attempting to interview – and seduce – would-be secretary Geraldine (Dakota Blue Richards – Curve’s A Streetcar Named DesireThe Golden Compass). Unwittingly surprised by his wife (Catherine Russell Holby City, Curve’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), he hides the girl. The affairs multiply as Mrs Prentice is seduced and blackmailed by young bellhop Nicholas Beckett (Jack Holden – RSC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oppenheimer and The Shoemaker’s Holiday), and promises him the secretarial post. When a government inspector arrives (Jasper Britton The Libertine, RSC’s Richard II), closely followed by Sergeant Match (Ravi Aujla) who is in search of missing parts of Winston Churchill, chaos, cross-dressing and mistaken identity lead the charge.

What the Butler Saw is a contemporary classic. Join us in March for this riotous comedy, where every word becomes a lie and madness soon becomes the norm.

Please note: this play contains naughty bits and language some people may find offensive.

 

Tickets

£32.50* – £10*
Previews (3 – 7 Mar) £16.25* – £5* 

DISCOUNTS
£15* Under 16s
£20* 16 – 26 yrs
£12 Under 18 school groups
£2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed
£4 off for Groups 10+
£5 off for Groups 20+
15% off for Members and 241 tickets on Wed 8 Mar 

*Plus a transaction fee of £3 for all card payments. Excludes Members, Groups 10+ and customers printing tickets at home. Discounts are subject to availability and are only available on certain performances.

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Credits & Acknowledgments

Director NIKOLAI FOSTER
Designer MICHAEL TAYLOR
Lighting Designer BEN CRACKNELL
Sound Designer & Composer ADAM McCREADY
for POETICAL MACHINES LTD
Casting Director GINNY SCHILLER

Rehearsal & Production Photography by Catherine Ashmore

First presented by Lewenstein-Delfont Productions Ltd. and H.M. Tennent Ltd. at the Queen’s Theatre, London, on 5th March 1969.

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Cast & Creative

Rufus Hound

Dr Prentice

Ravi Aujla

Sergeant Match

Jasper Britton

Dr Rance

Jack Holden

Nicholas Beckett

Dakota Blue Richards

Geraldine

Catherine Russell

Mrs Prentice

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