MJE preps new prod'n of 'Butler'

Joe Orton’s 1967 farce classic “What the Butler Saw” will open in a new production at the West End’s Vaudeville Theater on May 16 for a strictly limited season.

Produced by MJE Productions, co-producers of the West End and Gotham-bound tuner “Ghost,” the show is headlined by British-Iranian thesp/stand-up U.K. Omid Djalili (“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” “The Love Guru”). The production is helmed by Sean Foley, who also directed the hit legit version of “The Ladykillers,” currently running at the West End’s Gielgud theater.

Running May 4-Aug. 25, “What the Butler Saw” will be designed by Alice Power with lighting by Johanna Town. Further casting has yet to be announced.

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