Entertaining Mr Sloane

Joe Orton

Entertaining Mr Sloane

I’d had the upbringing of a nun. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body

Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Cranford, Shakespeare in Love) and BAFTA award-winning Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show), star in Joe Orton’s fiendishly dark comedy.

It may be the Swinging 60s but in a crumbling corner of London, Kath is lonely.  Craving love and affection, she decides to take a lodger. Behind closed doors, a web of dark secrets, blackmail and betrayal is spun, as both Kath and her bachelor brother become infatuated with the shady young tenant with a murky past - Mr. Sloane.  Soon he is the centre of their worlds, their ultimate fantasy, and the main player, and pawn, in their sexual games.

Originally staged in 1964, this wickedly biting comedy sparked controversy with its mischievous peep at the hypocrisy behind the ‘new’ permissive society of the 1960s and the British fascination with sex.

Joining forces for the first time, ETT  unites with production company MJE, whose recent West End and touring credits include Six Characters in Search of an Author, Blackbird, On the Waterfront, Tintin and Twelve Angry Men.



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