See Dominic West in Butley from just £12.50 - offer ends 27th August 2011!

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Butley
Butley

Following his turn as hedonistic alcoholic cop Jimmy McNulty in HBO's 'The Wire', it came as a surprise to many to learn that the man behind McNulty was in fact a very well spoken English actor called Dominic West.

As we marvelled at his skilful delivery of a hardcore Baltimore accent, he revealed - in fifties' BBC announcer Received Pronunciation - that the only way he could manage the drawl was to stick to the script and the voice coach's instructions 100 per cent, terrified of deviating and ruining the take. He admitted he'd be much more at home playing an Englishman.

Since then, he's played, among others, serial killer Fred West (no relation), BBC reporter Hector Madden in BBC2 drama 'The Hour' and is currently appearing in a revival of Simon Gray's play 'Butley' at London's Duchess Theatre.

As much as these English roles suit West, many things do translate from Jimmy McNulty- the apparent sense of fun and mischief, that rakish smile and the glint in his eye. All very much in evidence as Ben Butley, the sharp-tongued (check), alcoholic (check), womanising (check) English lecturer (check!) in Gray's 1971 play.

Ben Butley is having an awful day at the start of term. He learns that his wife is divorcing him and his best friend deserting him. As his world unravels, he resorts to mischief making and his own derailed sense of irony to wreak havoc. The role is made for Dominic West and 'Butley' has enjoyed excellent reviews. An excellent support cast includes Paul McCann.

With the run coming to a close at the end of August, we have a special offer on tickets, but you'll have to be quick.

The special offer is a saving of a third on £49.50 tickets, now available for just £34.25 for selected performances. In addition, Thursday matinee performances - also normally £49.50 - are available for an incredible £12.50. Standard price tickets are available from £26.

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