Show: What the Butler Saw
Starring: Omid Djalili, Samantha Bond, Tim McInnerny and Georgia Moffett
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A terrific, no-holds-barred production Sunday Times A fiercely paced, roaring farce 100 laughs a minute The Observer Omid Djalili An absolute blast Sunday Times Tim McInnerny Tour de-force The Observer Samantha Bond Excellent Time Out Sean Foley Probably Britains best director of farce Financial Times Witty and shocking Sunday Times Foley has house trained What the Butler Saw so that it sits comfortable in the West End alongside younger, better-behaved farces One Man, Two Guvnors and Noises Off " Time Out What a lot of laughs there are in this Joe Orton revival! Financial Times There is so much to enjoy in every line of this play Whats On Stage The spirit of Monty Python is released Sunday Telegraph This revival fizzes Time out
After successfully wowing us all with his portrayal of Fagin in the 2008 West End revival of Oliver!, Omid Djalili returns to the London stage to star as Dr Rance in Joe Ortons comedy What the Butler Saw Theatre Break directed by Sean Foley. What the Butler Saw was Joe Orton’s final play. Completed in July 1967 (less than a month before his death), it was first staged in March 1969 at the Queens Theatre in London. A What the Butler Saw Theatre Break is an insanely funny, full-throttle comedy. Hysterical one-liners and outrageous twists collide, as the characters lose the plot, their wits, and their clothes. When a psycho-analyst instructs his new secretary to undress, little does he expect to be interrupted by his wife, her blackmailing lover, a meddling government inspector and an inquisitive policeman. But hiding a naked woman is the least of his worries, as libidos run riot, identities are swapped and social decorum is buried. Omid Djalili is an award-winning British-Iranian actor/comedian. Not only acclaimed as one of Britain’s funniest stand-up comedians, he has also featured in films including The Mummy, Gladiator, Spy Game, Mean Machine, Modigliani, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Casanova, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, The Love Guru, The Infidel and Sex and the City 2. On television, his credits include Small Potatoes, Dinutopia, Whoopi and The Omid Djalili Show. And he has just finished a sell-out UK Tour! And joining the cast are stalwart British actors Samantha Bond, Tim McInnerny and Georgia Moffett .
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