Loot

The production marks the 50th anniversary of Joe Orton’s death on 9 August 1967, and just months after LOOT’s award-winning West End season at the Criterion Theatre. Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends, Hal and Dennis, stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower. The ensuing black comedy - named one of the National Theatre’s “100 Plays of the Century” - shocked and delighted West End audiences in equal measure when the play premiered five decades ago.

By:
Joe Orton
Producer:
Tom O’Connell, James Seabright and The Watermill Theatre in association with King’s Head Theatre and Park Theatre.
Director:
Michael Fentiman
Lighting:
Elliot Griggs
Sound:
Max Pappenheim
Design:
Gabriella Slade
Loot Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Thursday, 17 August, 2017
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
Available from: 
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017
Closes: 
Sunday, 24 September, 2017
Booking to: 
Sunday, 24 September, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday3.00pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday3.00pm7.30pm
Sunday3.00pm-

Park Theatre

Address:
Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP
Venue Box Office:
020 7870 6876
Nearest tube:
Finsbury Park

Loot Customer reviews

Our Review

Infamous for receiving the wrath of the Lord Chamberlain’s censorship when the show first opened in 1965 but later going on to enjoy large success, and even a film in 1970, Loot has its own fair share of off stage drama. This revival at the Park Theatre offers the first chance to see the original uncut version. Although this is a decent approach in reviving the black comedy, it struggles to... Read more

Latest Loot News & Features

Loot casting
Casting announced for Joe Orton’s Loot at Park Theatre
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Final casting has been announced for Joe Orton’s play Loot, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a production at the Park Theatre. Joining the previously announced Calvin Demba, Sam Frenchum and Sinéad Matthews will be Christopher Fulford, Ian Redford, Raphael Bar and Anah Ruddin. Orton’s play is about two young friends, Hal ad Dennis, who stash the takings of a bank robbery away in an unoccupied coffin. The play sees the friends attempt to hide their crime from a policeman, a nurse and a grieving widow.

50th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s Loot to run at The Park Theatre
50th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s Loot to run at The Park Theatre
Thursday, May 11, 2017

A new 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton's farce Loot has been announced to run at The Park Theatre in north London from 17 August to 24 September 2017, with an official opening on 23 August. Produced by Tom O’Connell, James Seabright and The Watermill Theatre in association with King’s Head Theatre and Park Theatre it will then transfer to the Watermill Theatre from 28 September. The production is directed by Michael Fentiman and is designed by Gabriella Slade with lighting design by Elliot Griggs and sound design by Max Pappenheim.

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