From the producers of the recent sell-out hit The Boys in the Band comes another dark comedy: Joe Orton’s classic farce LOOT, voted Best Play of the Year in the Evening Standard Awards.
Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends, Hal and Dennis, stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower.
The production marks the 50th anniversary of Joe Orton’s death on 9 August 1967, and just months after LOOT completed its award-winning West End season at the Criterion Theatre. This time LOOT will run at the Park Theatre as part of its summer season before transferring to the Watermill Theatre later in the year.
The cast are to be announced, but this production will be directed by Michael Fentiman, with designer Gabriella Slade, lighting designer Elliot Griggs and sound designer Max Pappenheim.
LOOT will play the Park Theatre from 17 Aug – 24 Sept before transferring to the Watermill Theatre from 28 Sept – 1 Oct. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.