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Book What The Butler Saw Tickets at the Vaudeville Theatre, London

About What The Butler Saw

Welcome to the madhouse, as Joe Orton's legendary 1967 comedy opens at the Vaudeville Theatre this spring. Starring Omid Djalili, What the Butler Saw is an insanely funny, full-throttle tour de farce. Hysterical one liners and outrageous twists collide, as the characters loose the plot, their wits, and their clothes.
When psychoanalyst Dr Prentice, played by Tim McInnerny, instructs his new secretary (Georgia Moffett) to undress, little does he expect to be interrupted by his wife (Samantha Bond), her blackmailing lover (Nick Hendrix), a meddling government inspector (Omid Djalili) and an inquisitive policeman (Jason Thorpe).  But hiding a naked woman is the least of his worries, as libidos run riot, identities are swapped and social decorum is buried. Madness and mayhem mock morality, and laughter reigns supreme.  What the Butler Saw is the last and arguably the finest work of one of this nation's most celebrated playwrights. A gloriously witty and shockingly hilarious comedy, you'd be mad to miss it!

**** - “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

Season Foley – “probably Britain’s 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

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What The Butler Saw at
Vaudeville Theatre,

404 Strand

Seating plan

Ticket Offer Details

Special  Discount

£20 OFF: Top price tickets for What The Butler Saw reduced to £29.90. Offer valid all performances from 18 June to 28 July. Upper Circle seats reduced to £19.50

All tickets reduced to £13.50 on 24 July Matinee


What The Butler Saw information

Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including one 15 minute interval.

until 28 July 2012

Group Rates

What The Butler Saw group rates

Standard Group Rate:

Groups 10+
£39 for best available, Monday – Friday performances only.

School Group Rate:

Groups 10+
£18.50 for Upper Circle & Balcony, Monday – Friday performances only.

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