by Joe Orton by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
“A comedy classic of English Literature”, THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Set in a psychiatric clinic, the riotous comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW tells the story of Doctor Prentice’s practice undergoing Government inspection by the overzealous and sensationalist Doctor Rance, keen to complete his latest book on the Human Condition. Thrown into the mix are love interests, secrets galore, mistaken identities, clothes swapping, a lot of doors (after all, it is a farce!) a statue of the great Winston Churchill and a lot of great one liners.
The play questions the trustworthiness of those in authority, and the (mis)treatment of women, making the show especially relevant in the wake of the Trump impeachment enquiry and #metoo movement although written some 50+ years ago.
This show contains adult content and some controversial humour and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.
Tickets available 4th April 2020
Dr. Prentice – Peter Whitehead
Geraldine Barclay – Stephanie Devoy
Mrs. Prentice – Georgina Bridle
Nicholas Beckett – Jack Lovegrove
Dr. Rance – Dave King
Sgt. Match – Stuart Davey
Produced and Directed for HATS by Kay Napier and John Dixon