‘What The Butler Saw’, Joe Orton’s, final and funniest farce, comes to Emporium Brighton on Tue 21 April – Sat 9 May.
Psychiatrist Dr. Prentice is attempting to seduce his attractive prospective secretary, Geraldine Barclay. As part of the job interview he convinces her to undress. When his wife enters, he attempts to cover up his activity by hiding the girl behind a curtain. His wife, however, is also being seduced and blackmailed by a Nicholas Beckett! What follows is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention as these ingredients form the basis for a perfect recipe of outrageous confusion!
Brian Capron takes on the lead, alongside Michael Kirk as Dr Rance and Melissa Clements as Geraldine. Famed for his serial killer role in Coronation Street, Capron also appeared in Grange Hill, Staff Room and Where The Heart Is. Now he takes on the role of Dr Prentice in Talking Scarlet’s production of Joe Orton’s classic.
What The Butler Saw comes to Emporium Brighton on Tue 21 April – Sat 9 May 2015.