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Entertaining Mr Sloane - London Classic Theatre

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Monday 26th May 2014

Perth Concert Hall, 19:30

This event was part of the 2014 Festival Programme.

Tickets will also be available on the door on the night.

Finish time 22.00

Kath and her elderly father, Kemp, live in a house on the outskirts of a rubbish dump. Their drab existence is interrupted by the arrival of a new lodger, the enigmatic Mr Sloane.


Provocative and sexually ambiguous, Sloane soon has both Kath and her brother, Ed, competing for his favours. But all is not as it seems. Behind Sloane’s nonchalant demeanour lies a calculating psychopath with a dark and secretive past. Seduction, blackmail and murder lie waiting in the wings...


Entertaining Mr Sloane was first staged at the Arts Theatre, London in 1964, winning the London Critics ‘Variety’ award for Best Play of the Year. Its unique blend of farce and black comedy beautifully captures the suppressed desires of the period. This revival of LCT’s 2003 production of the play celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Orton’s classic black comedy.


Joe Orton was born in Leicester in 1933 and was battered to death by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, in 1967. His plays include The Erpingham Camp, The Ruffian on the Stair, What the Butler Saw and Loot.


With thirty critically-acclaimed productions since their touring debut in April 2000, London Classic Theatre have established a reputation for producing bold, imaginative theatre of the highest quality. The company, led by founder and Artistic Director Michael Cabot, produces challenging, accessible drama for audiences in London and the regions.


LCT has explored the work of some of the finest playwrights of the last fifty years, including Harold Pinter, Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh and Mike Leigh. They have also staged more challenging work, with National Tours of two plays by Marivaux, Bryony Lavery’s Frozen and a further two UK premières, Nightfall by Joanna Murray-Smith and Love in the Title by Hugh Leonard. Recent productions include Ibsen’s Ghosts in a new version by Frank McGuinness, Equus by Peter Shaffer, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and Betrayal by Harold Pinter.

 

 

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