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Curve Theatre, Leicester and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present RUFUS HOUND, JASPER BRITTON and DAKOTA BLUE RICHARDS in

What the Butler Saw

by Joe Orton, directed by Nikolai Foster

27 March - 1 April 2017

What the Butler Saw

What the Butler Saw

Jasper Britton, Rufus Hound

Jasper Britton, Rufus Hound

Dakota Blue Richards, Rufus Hound

Dakota Blue Richards, Rufus Hound

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Dakota Blue Richards, Jack Holden, Rufus Hound

Dakota Blue Richards, Jack Holden, Rufus Hound

Ravi Aujla

Ravi Aujla

Catherine Russell, Rufus Hound

Catherine Russell, Rufus Hound

Overview

Dr. Prentice, a sex-obsessed psychiatrist, is attempting to seduce a prospective secretary but is frustrated by the arrival of his nymphomaniac wife, an over-enthusiastic hospital inspector and a dim-witted policeman. His clinic becomes a bedlam of mistaken identities, cross-dressing, dropped trousers and heightened libidos as the true traditions of classic farce are spiked with Joe Orton's unmistakeable subversive glee.

This brand new production, commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Orton's death at the age of 34. An inspired comic masterpiece, it remains as fresh and audacious today as when it was originally produced in 1969.

Comedian and actor Rufus Hound plays Dr. Prentice. His credits include One Man Two Guvnors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sancho Panza in the RSC's Don Quixote and Mr. Toad in Julian Fellowes' new version of The Wind in The Willows.

Jasper Britton, whose recent credits include The Libertine, Richard III, The Jew of Malta and Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 for the RSC, plays Government Inspector Dr. Rance.

Geraldine is played by Dakota Blue Richards. Currently starring in Endeavour. Her other credits include Lyra in the film of The Golden Compass.

Catherine Russell (Holby City, Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason) plays Dr. Prentice's wife. The cast also includes Jack Holden as Nicholas Beckett and Ravi Ajula as Sergeant Match.

 

Photos: Catherine Ashmore

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    4 Star Rating The darkest of dark comedies, staged with panache, wit and comic precision - The Stage

    4 Star Rating Deliciously funny - Whatsonstage.com

    It is a night of wild laughter, mounting violence and exquisite bad taste. Only the terminally prudish could fail to have a good time - Daily Telegraph 

    This is a play aimed at delivering as much irreverent anarchy as possible - Daily Express

    The play still tingles with the pleasurable electricity of the illicit , and is so beautifully written - Sunday Times

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    GERALDINE BARCLAY - Dakota Blue Richards

    DR. PRENTICE - Rufus Hound

    NICHOLAS BECKETT - Jack Holden

    SERGEANT MATCH - Ravi Aujla

    MRS. PRENTICE - Catherine Russell

    DR. RANCE - Jasper Britton

     

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    Times

    Monday – Wednesday 7.30pm Thursday – Saturday 8pm Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

    Running Time: 2 hours, including interval

    Prices

    Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £21.00 £26.50 £28.50 £31.50 £33.50
    Sat eve: £23.50 £27.50 £29.50 £32.50 £35.50
    Wed mat: £19.50 £25.00 £27.00 £31.00 £32.00

     

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