Archives - What the Butler Saw

by Joe Orton

Directed by Eric Martin

Friday 17th – Saturday 25th September 2010 in the Auditorium

A surreal farce about a psychiatrist, his nymphomaniac wife, and an insane government inspector of lunatic asylums. A wild mélée of disappearances, disguises and discoveries.

Tickets

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Show Talks

Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks:

  • Tuesday 21st at 7.30pm in the Clubroom — Director Eric Chorley makes sense of the madcap in Orton’s farce.
  • Wednesday 22nd at 7.30pm in the Clubroom — Dr. Cindy Lawford attempts to explain why there is so much sex in the play.
  • Thursday 23rd after the performance — Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
Archives

This is the second time What the Butler Saw has been performed at the Barn Theatre — see our online archives for photographs of the 1975 production, directed by Roger Chown.

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Part of the Barn’s 2010/2011 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Cast

Dr Prentice-Carl Westmoreland
Mrs Prentice-Jane Southey
Geraldine Barclay-Laurie Skelton
Nicholas Becket-Ryan Thomas
Dr Rance-Andy Kirtley
Sergeant Match-Godfrey Marriott

Creative team

Director-Eric Martin
Set Design-Eric Farlie
Sound-Matt Cooper
Music-Rob Wallace
Stage Manager-Norman Merry
Assistant Stage Manager-Mari-Eli Tyrrell
Prompt-Carole Dale
Wardrobe-Janet Lloyd
Props-Susan Read
Sophie Washington
Production Secretary-Kathryn Taylor
Production Assistant-Adrienne Perry

Performances

Friday 17th – Saturday 25th September 2010

Friday 17th September8.00pm 
Saturday 18th September8.00pm 
Sunday 19th September2.30pmMatinée
Tuesday 21st September8.00pmShow Talk at 7.30pm: Director Eric Chorley makes sense of the madcap in Orton’s farce.
Wednesday 22nd September8.00pmShow Talk at 7.30pm: Dr. Cindy Lawford attempts to explain why there is so much sex in the play.
Thursday 23rd September8.00pmShow Talk after the performance: Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
Friday 24th September8.00pm 
Saturday 25th September8.00pm 

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