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The Butler Dresses Again

The Butler Dresses Again

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  • Wed 10 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thu 11 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 12 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 13 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sun 14 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tue 16 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wed 17 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thu 18 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 19 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 20 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sun 21 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tue 23 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wed 24 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thu 25 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 26 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 27 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sun 28 Jan ’18, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
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Lyttelton Arts Factory, 34 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, Lyttelton



Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $45.00
  • Concession (Senior/Unwaged/Tertiary Student): $35.00
  • Concession (High School Student - recommended 15+): $25.00

If you saw the original Butler you’ll recognise The Butler Dresses Again and at the same time you won’t. It’s still funny and sexy and wrong. It’s still like nothing else.

The butler presides over a dinner party in nowhere. The guests blow in on the wind and have no idea who they are, why they’re there or what the rules are. So they make it up as they go. The result is cruel, comic, pointless and entirely recognisable.

The Butler began life in 2006 as a showcase for circus students. It morphed into a piece of professional circus theatre. We staged it to sell-out crowds in Lyttelton. We took it on tour around New Zealand.

We took it on tour to London. At every stage it got reworked. In 2015 we rewrote it without most of the circus elements and put it on in Hull in the north of England. Here’s what they had to say about it in Hull.

"What a genius production. So funny, intriguing and sexy and bonkers. I didn’t want it to end."
"Laughed till I cried. (Don’t take the kids.)"
"Bold, hilarious, sharply observational, surreal and deliciously bawdy."
"My face hurts from laughing."

And overheard in the ladies’ toilets during the interval: "I’ve never seen anything like it. Even my dreams aren’t as weird as this."

And this is the show we’re now staging at LAF, the Lyttelton Arts Factory.

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