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|Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:05 pm Post subject: Omid to star in Joe Orton farce
|What The Butler Saw in West End
|Omid Djalili is to star in a new West End production of Joe Ortonís comedy What the Butler Saw.
The comic, who has just completed a major stand-up tour, will take to the stage of Londonís Vaudeville Theatre from May 4.
Djalili plays Dr Rance, a government inspector who calls at a psychiatric clinic just as sexual farce is being played out.
It is being directed by Sean Foley, whose credits include the Morecambe and Wise tribute The Play What I Wrote, and produced by the same company behind the 2009 revival of Ortonís Entertaining Mr Sloane, starring Mathew Horne.
What The Butler Saw, Ortonís last play, was completed a month before his 1967 death and first staged in London at the Queenís Theatre in 1969 Ė when Ralph Richardson took the role of Dr Rance.
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