Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Entertaining Mr Sloane, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Last night, hubby and I enjoyed an evening of 'Entertaining Mr Sloane' at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford. Written by English playwright Joe Orton in 1970. Performed at the Civic by the excellent London Classic Theatre.

A unique blend of farce and black comedy beautifully capturing the suppressed desires of the 1960's. Kath and her elderly father’s 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.

Images © Chelmsford City Theatres

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