Full cast joining Orlando Bloom in Killer Joe in London announced
Tracy Letts’ debut play is set at a trailer park in Texas where the Smith family have hired a hitman to murder the matriarch and stake a claim to the insurance money. The man they hire is Joe Cooper, played by Bloom, who is a detective turned killer but when the family can’t afford to pay him up front, he calls for a more sinister means of pay.
Joining Bloom in Simon Evans’ production will be Sophie Cookson, Adam Gillen, Neve McIntosh and Steffan Rhodri.
Adam Gillen is currently starring in the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Amadeus, which has been recently revived in the Olivier. He is also known for playing Liam in Benidorm.
Sophie Cookson’s screen credits include Sidney in the Netflix series Gypsy, and Roxy in the Kingsman films.
Neve McIntosh has appeared in several episodes of Doctor Who as Madame Vastra, and on stage she has appeared in productions of The Events, King Lear and The Merchant of Venice.
Steffan Rhodri is possibly best known for playing Dave of Dave’s Coaches in Gavin and Stacey, and also played Reg Cattermole in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One. On stage, he has appeared in James Graham’s This House, Richard Bean’s The Mentalists and Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park.
Killer Joe was last seen in the West End in 1995, when the Bush Theatre’s production, directed by Wilson Milan, ran at the Vaudeville Theatre. In 2013, Letts adapted his play into a Hollywood film starring Matthew McConaughey in the title role, and directed by William Friedkin.
Killer Joe tickets are available now.