Orton’s last stand comes to Chelmsford

Joe Orton’s final and most ambitious play, What the Butler Saw, coming to Chelmsford Theatre from July 25-27 remains a manic farce and a masterclass in fearless comic writing.

No institution, political view or tradition is safe, as Orton focuses his wicked sense of humour on a range of targets, including the establishment, an ex-Prime Minister, cross-dressing, misogyny and the medical profession.

Bringing together an array of distinctive characters and placing them in a series of improbable situations, Orton unflinchingly explores comic territory few playwrights before or since have dared to visit.

To book online go to: https://www.chelmsfordtheatre.co.uk/events/what-the-butler-saw/