Entertaining Mr Sloane

Joe Orton

October 13th - 16th 2010 


Mr Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's suburban household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate both her and her brother, Ed.  Sloane is recognized by their father, Kemp (Dadda), and the webs that Sloane has to weave to avoid the repercussions of his past become increasingly dense. Sloane's "just desserts" are not what one would expect.
Despite its success in performance, and being hailed by Sir Terence Rattigan as 'the best first play' he'd seen in 'thirty odd years', it was not until the London production of Loot in 1966 - less than a year before Joe Orton's untimely death - that theatre audiences and critics began to more fully appreciate the originality of Orton's elegant, alarming and hilarious writing.
Although Entertaining Mr Sloane is nearly 50 years old, it still has the ability to shock and amuse in equal measure.

Cast
 
Sloane    Toby Gordon
Kath        Jeanette Hunter
Ed            Martyn Hunter
Kemp      Richard Easterbrook
 
Director 
Andy Love


See a preview from the  York Press

Read the review in the 
York Press
  1. Toby Gordon as Sloane and Martyn Hunter as Ed
    Toby Gordon as Sloane and Martyn Hunter as Ed
  2. Jeanette Hunter as Kath with Martyn Hunter as Ed
    Jeanette Hunter as Kath with Martyn Hunter as Ed
  3. Toby Gordon (Sloane) with Jeanette Hunter (Kath)
    Toby Gordon (Sloane) with Jeanette Hunter (Kath)