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WHAT THE BUTLER SAW on Curve Theatre


Joe Orton
2 F / 4M
English, danish og swedish text

The Prentices are not an ordinary couple. Dr. Prentice is a psychiatrist with his own hospital who believes that the best way to interview a girl for a job is to seduce her. Geraldine does her best to comply, but nothing is going to work smoothly in this nut house that includes Mrs. Prentice, a nymphomaniac who is seduced by a bellhop in a hotel, or maybe it’s vice versa. Anyway, Mrs. Prentice brings home her reluctant bellhop, just as the state inspector decides to pay a visit to the hospital. What ensues is a wild melee of disappearances, disguises and discoveries as husband and wife try to hide their prizes from one another and from the state inspector. Even a wound-up policeman gets giddy from the goings-on. And the ending is one of those delights that Oscar Wilde might have dreamed up in a sequel to The Importance of Being Earnest.

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