What butler saw at Stables

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Preview: What The Butler Saw, The Stables Theatre, The Bourne, February 11 - 19, 7.30pm and 3pm on Sunday.

THE first Stables production of the season kicks off next week with Joe Orton’s manic and irreverent farce, What the Butler Saw.

It was Orton’s final play and considered his best, though tragically Orton was dead, battered to death by his lover, before its first performance in 1969.

Ralph Richardson starred in the London debut as Dr Rance, a role that will be filled at the Stables by Stewart Farmer.

Also appearing are Tony Holtham, Bertie Hustwayte, Philip Blurton, Sinead Phelps and Alex Hunt.

Direction is by Stables member and head of performing arts at Helenswood School, Niall Whitehead.

Tickets available now from the venue priced £12.50 for members. Under 18 and group books £7.50, with £2 off Sunday tickets.