Complete Casting Announced for West End's What the Butler Saw, Including Samantha Bond, Omid Djalili

News   Complete Casting Announced for West End's What the Butler Saw, Including Samantha Bond, Omid Djalili
 
Further casting has been announced for the West End's forthcoming new production of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw.

Samantha Bond
Samantha Bond

Tim McInnerny, Samantha Bond and Georgia Moffett join the previously announced Omid Djalili. Completing the cast will be Jason Thorpe and Nick Hendrix.

Performances will begin May 4 prior to an official opening May 16, for a run through Aug. 25. The production is directed by Sean Foley.

When psychoanalyst Dr. Prentice (Tim McInnerny) instructs his new secretary (Moffett) to undress, little does he expect to be interrupted by his wife (Bond), her blackmailing lover (Hendrix), a meddling government inspector (Djalili) and an inquisitive policeman (Thorpe). But hiding a naked woman is the least of his worries, as libidos run riot, identities are swapped and social decorum is buried.

McInnerny is best known as Lord Percy and Captain Darling in four series of TV's "Blackadder."  His stage roles have included the title role in Hamlet (National Theatre) and Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (West End).

Bond, who is best known on film for her role as Miss Moneypenny in several of the Bond films and also plays Lady Rosamund Painswick in Downtown Abbey, has appeared most recently in the West End in An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville, Arcadia at the Duke of York’s and Donkeys' Years at the Comedy.  Moffett's TV roles include Jenny in "Dr. Who," Emma in "White Van Man" and Lady Vivian in "Merlin." Her stage credits include Total Eclipse at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Getting Through at the Royal Court. 

Thorpe appeared as Desmond Lovely and Alan Dick in BBC Four's hit comedy "Holy Flying Circus" and as Cavalletto in the 2008 BBC dramatization of Dickens' "Little Dorrit."  Recent theatre work includes Absurd Person Singular at the Leicester Curve, Terry Pratchett's Nation at the National Theatre and Hound of the Baskervilles in the West End. 

Hendrix, who is making his West End debut, graduated from RADA in 2010. He has previously appeared in the national tour of Journey's End

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 9675, or visit  www.whatthebutlersawtheplay.com for more details.

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