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Written by Joe Orton
Directed by Michael Cabot

Within the pristine walls of his private psychiatric clinic, Doctor Prentice is interviewing a new secretary – Geraldine – who wants the position but seems underqualified and uncertain about her parentage. Mrs Prentice appears, flushed and in urgent need of a drink following an illicit encounter with Nick Beckett, blackmailer and bell boy at the Station Hotel. In the meantime, Doctor Rance, a Government Inspector, and policeman Sergeant Match arrive amidst increasing chaos with searching questions of their own.

What The Butler Saw is Joe Orton’s final, most ambitious play – a masterclass in manic farce and fearless comic writing.

With language and subject matter that the playwright very much hoped would be offensive, no institution, political view or tradition is safe as Orton focuses his wicked sense of humour on the establishment, an ex-Prime Minister, cross-dressing, misogyny and the medical profession. With distinctive characters and a series of improbable situations, prepare to explore comic territory few playwrights before (or since!) have dared to visit.

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Tue 30 Apr 2024: 19:30
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What The Butler Saw by Joe Orton Book now
Thu 2 May 2024: 14:30
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What The Butler Saw by Joe Orton Book now
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What The Butler Saw by Joe Orton Book now
Fri 3 May 2024: 19:30
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What The Butler Saw by Joe Orton Book now
Sat 4 May 2024: 14:30
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Performances available in:
BSL Audio Described
What The Butler Saw by Joe Orton Book now
Sat 4 May 2024: 19:30
Perth Theatre