A sparkling new production of Loot – the classic farce, fifty years on. The talented and well-drilled cast tear into this absurdist comedy with a reckless pace and energy.
Filth, farce and absurdism are individually difficult to pull off so combining all three in a ripely uncensored 50th-anniversary version of Joe Orton’s Loot is high risk, but when it works it’s excellent.
I’m not much of a fan of farce (my fault I fear…) and only really booked for two reasons. 1 – it’s on the list. And 2 – Sinéad Matthews, future queen of all our hearts.
The corpse is the talking point and to some extent the star. Certainly, Anah Ruddin, hopping out of the coffin spry as a fox for the curtain call.
Anniversary revival of Joe Orton’s black farce about money and death is a delight from start to finish.
Elliott & Harper Productions have announced their first West End show in the form of Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, a Simon Stephens play which will take up residency at the Wyndham’s from October. Rather excitingly, it stars Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joe Orton’s darkly comic masterpiece Loot, the Park Theatre’s forthcoming production of the play has announced initial casting news, with Calvin Demba, Sam Frenchum and Sinéad Matthews joining the company.
“This isn’t a church, it’s a ‘business!” What a sentiment for a theatre crowd to hear – or indeed anyone with an art, talent or craft within fifty paces of a cash register.
Back after nearly a decade in the dark, the writer Patrick Marber has mustered a slick three-hander. I am someone who actively takes against football. It’s a bloated beast which long trained its eye on the dosh, and has legions of devotees to do the explaining and the covering up for it. This play movingly demonstrates the dedication, and the devastation. All-consuming fandom and those riding it for every penny.