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What the Butler Saw

Next: Thursday, 18 July 2024

Runs until Saturday, 20 July 2024 (See all dates)

Time
19:30 - 21:30
Venue
Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ
Price
£20/£25/£30/£35*

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

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Within his private psychiatric clinic, Doctor Prentice is interviewing a new secretary. Geraldine 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 at the Station Hotel. In the meantime, Doctor Rance, a Government Inspector and Sergeant Match, a policeman, arrive amidst increasing chaos with searching questions of their own.

What the Butler Saw is Joe Orton’s most ambitious play, manic farce and masterclass in fearless comic writing. No institution, political view or tradition is safe, as Orton explores comic territory few playwrights have dared to visit.

Joe Orton was born in Leicester in 1933. During a short, dazzling career, he shocked, outraged, and delighted audiences with his riotous black comedies, including Loot and Entertaining Mr Sloane.

Running Time
TBC

General Guidance
Contains strong language and adult themes

Age Guidance
14+

Tickets
Wednesday - Saturday, 7.30pm
and Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm:
£20/£25/£30/£35*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee.

Venue

Cambridge Arts Theatre
6 St Edward's Passage
Cambridge
CB2 3PJ

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Dates

The event runs from 19:30 to 21:30 on the following dates.
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