What the Butler Saw at the Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 30 mins
Booking Until: 28 July 2012
Fans of the Carry On films will appreciate the dark synical humour the play offers. As one of Joe Orton’s final plays, this production offers a unique look at the author’s canon of work. Fans of Downton Abbey and James Bond will enjoy seeing Samantha Bond bring the show to life, with comedy fans finding Djalili’s appeal simply stunning.
The play is not suitable for children, although those over the age of 12 may enjoy the humour. Please be warned that the piece does have a darker edge.
With comedies proving popular in the West End the latest addition brings Joe Orton’s hilarious play back to London, starring comedian Omid Djalili. Originally seen in 1969 this typically British play combines dry humour with satire and physical comedy. The play revolves around a psychiatrist, Dr. Prentice, who attempts to seduce his attractive prospective secretary, Geraldine Barclay with laughable results. A true gem of British farce, this show is perfect lighthearted entertainment. Samantha Bond and Tim McInnery co-star in this new production directed by Sean Foley.