By Joe Orton
Directed by Steve Austin
Season: 29 Nov - 6 Dec 2000
The play revolves around Dr Prentice, a psychiatrist attempting to seduce his attractive prospective secretary, Geraldine Barclay. The play opens with the doctor examining Geraldine in a job interview, during which he persuades her to undress. The situation becomes more intense when Mrs Prentice enters, causing the doctor to hide Geraldine behind a curtain.
His wife, however, is also being seduced and blackmailed, by Nicholas Beckett. She therefore promises Nicholas the post as secretary, which adds further confusion, including Nicholas, Geraldine and a police officer dressing as members of the opposite sex.
Dr Prentice's clinic is also faced with a government inspection, led by Dr Rance, which reveals the chaos in the clinic. Dr Rance talks about how he will use the situation to develop a new book: "The final chapters of my book are knitting together: incest, buggery, outrageous women and strange love-cults catering for depraved appetites. All the fashionable bric-a-brac."
Dr Prentice - David Allen
Geraldine Barclay - Victoria Southgate
Mrs Prentice - Lynley McFaull
Nicholas Beckett - Eric Ufi Poa-Owsley
Dr Rance - Stephen Austin
Sergeant Match - Callum Paul
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