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What the Butler Saw - further casting announced

Casting update

FURTHER casting has been announced for Joe Orton’s 1967 comedy What the Butler Saw, which runs at the Vaudeville Theatre for a a strictly limited season – from May 16 (previews from May 4) to August 25, 2012.

Joining the previously announced Omid Djalili are Tim McInnerny, Samantha Bond and Georgia Moffett.

Tim McInnerny, who is probably best known for playing Lord Percy and Captain Darling in four series of Blackadder, has previously appeared on stage in the title role of Hamlet (National Theatre), as Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (West End) and Iago in Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe).

His many screen credits include The Body Farm, New Tricks, Twenty Twelve, Midsomer Murders and The Devil’s Whore (TV); Notting Hill, 101 Dalmatians, 102 Dalmatians, Casanova, Severance and Johnny English Reborn (film).

Samantha Bond’s extensive theatre credits include An Ideal Husband and The Memory of Water (Vaudeville Theatre), Arcadia (Duke of York’s Theatre), Donkeys’ Years (Comedy Theatre), A Woman of No Importance (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Macbeth (Albery Theatre), Amy’s View (National Theatre and Broadway) and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Ambassadors Theatre).

She will, however, always be remembered as Miss Moneypenny in the Bond films Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies and Goldeneye.

Georgia Moffett’s stage work includes Total Eclipse (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Getting Through (Royal Court Theatre). On television she has appeared in Doctor Who, White Van Man and Merlin.

They are joined in the cast of What the Butler Saw by Jason Thorpe (Absurd Person Singular, Leicester Curve, Nation, National Theatre) and Nick Hendrix making his West End debut.

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

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Master Class continues at the Vaudeville Theatre until April 28, 2012.