by Joe Orton

Performed: Jul 2007

Director: David Green

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Libidos run rampant is this classic farce set in a private psychiatric clinic. The script contains enough twists and turns, mishaps, changes of fortune, coincidences and lunatic logic to furnish three or four conventional comedies. But however much the six characters lose the plot, their wits or their clothes, their verbal self-possession never deserts them.

Hailed as a classic modern comedy every bit as good as Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, What The Butler Saw was Orton’s final play before his untimely death in 1967.