21:30, Tue 2nd – Sat 6th February 2010 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 3
Joe Orton's most satirical and autobiographical comedy follows Buchanan through his many trials and tribulations from his retirement to his death. Already struggling to cope with the realisation that his life reads like a list of "almost"s and "if only"s, Buchanan is foiled at every turn by the meddling Mrs Vealfoy, a company representative, who naturally considers the enhancement of Buchanan's superficial happiness her personal responsibility. The poor, world-weary Buchanan, trying to support his well-meaning but generally useless (and only recently rediscovered) family, is the man nobody wants to become: The Good and Faithful Servant.