19:45, Tue 15th – Sat 19th May 2007 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 3
DDS and HATS present... WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
"There were old ladies in the audience not merely tearing up their programmes but jumping up and down on them out of sheer hatred…" Stanley Baxter [Dr Prentice] remembers the original West End run.
Dr. Prentice, the chief psychiatrist at a private clinic, wants to have an affair with his secretary. His wife, Mrs. Prentice, has invited a hotel porter to her husband’s clinic in an attempt to seduce him. This leads to inevitable problems as both husband and wife lie and deceive each other as they hide their lovers in a bizarre variety of disguises. From this outrageous situation, chaos ensues when the Chief Government Health Inspector turns up on the scene and, relying heavily on his Freudian training, decides to section them as clinically insane …
Add in a leopard print dress, far too many doors and a scandalously damaged statue of Sir Winston Churchill and you have a recipe for disaster.