Shown here are Vanda Hargen as Edna and Mike Deakin as the desperate Ben Butley.
Chester Little Theatre’s May production was first made famous by the illustrious Harold Pinter.
Butley, by Simon Gray, follows a university professor, Ben Butley, over the course of a disastrous day, as he receives bad news from his wife, a fellow professor and his protégé and close companion, to name but a few. Despite the fact that his life is crumbling around him, Butley never loses his sense of wit and remains his typical sarcastic and cynical self throughout, resulting in a very funny piece of theatre.
Pinter directed the play’s West End debut in 1971 and later the film version, with Alan Bates in the title role each time. The play and Bates went on to win the 1971 Evening Standard Award for Best Play and Best Actor.
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