Matinee Meet-ups (What the Butler Saw)

Wed 12 Jun, 2024
Are you a fan of matinees and looking to connect with like-minded individuals to enhance your theatre experience? Perhaps you're curious about what goes on behind the scenes or eager to engage in creative activities before the show begins. Matinee Meet-Ups is your opportunity to delve deeper into the world of theatre and build connections within your community.

Join us on Wednesday 12 June at 12:30 PM for an engaging Matinee Meet-Up session featuring director Michael Cabot, renowned for his work on Joe Orton’s final and most audacious play, “What the Butler Saw.” This manic farce is a masterclass in fearless comic writing.

During this session, Michael will delve into the rehearsal process and offer insights into the show for those unfamiliar with it. As the founder and Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre, Michael has directed over 44 productions. We’ll also share some hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Derby Theatre staff, adding to the comedic spirit of the event.

Expect an afternoon filled with laughter as you meet our wonderful staff members, including Caroline Barth, our Creative Learning Director. Learn first hand about directing a quick-paced farce from one of the industry’s leading directors.

Following the matinee performance of “What the Butler Saw,” join us in the café for Chit Chat. This is your opportunity to mingle with members of the Derby Theatre team, discuss the show, or simply enjoy casual conversation.


**Please bear in mind, you MUST purchase your show ticket separately.**

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Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Performance time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Standard: £3

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Meet Michael...

Training: Drama Studio London.

Michael is the founder and Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre.

For LCT (2010-2023): Faith Healer, Abigail’s Party, Boeing Boeing, Same Time, Next Year, Absurd Person Singular, No Man’s Land, My Mother Said I Never Should, Private Lives, Hysteria, The Birthday Party, Waiting for Godot, Absent Friends, Entertaining Mr Sloane, Betrayal, The Importance of Being Earnest, Equus, After Miss Julie, The Caretaker and The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

Other work includes: The Collector (Arcola Theatre 2014 & National Tour, 2016), Angel (Edinburgh Fringe, 2016) and Borders (Edinburgh Fringe, 2017). Michael was nominated for an Off-West End Award as Best Director for Angel (Arcola Theatre, 2018).