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by Joe Orton

★★★★★ 'Orton's savage farce now even funnier and filthier' The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Stunning wit’ The Times

★★★★ 'A terrific revival of this pitch black, dizzying farce - it hits the spot.' Radio Times

★★★★ [Orton’s] unfettered artistic spirit inspires… He seized every chance to offend. I think we need him more than ever.' The Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Anti-authoritarian, spiky and beautifully written, this is a hugely enjoyable black comedy’ The Arts Desk

Thu 28 Sep 2017 - Sat 21 Oct 2017

Presented by The Watermill Theatre, Tom O’Connell and James Seabright in association with King’s Head Theatre and Park Theatre

Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends 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.

A darkly comic masterpiece, Joe Orton’s classic farce Loot shocked and delighted audiences in equal measure when the play premiered five decades ago, winning the Evening Standard Best Play award.

Loot starts at Park Theatre, London before its run at The Watermill and is directed by Michael Fentiman, whose credits include acclaimed productions of Titus Andronicus and The Taming of The Shrew for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

This production contains some female nudity. Parental discretion advised.

‘Loot spirals inventively into the higher reaches of preposterousness, false reasoning and sheer lunacy. A delectable amusement.’ Evening Standard

Behind the scenes - watch the video

Please note, for this production the week day matinées are on Wednesdays.

Running Time
Act One: 1 hour
Interval: 20 minutes
Act Two: 40 minutes

Directed by Michael Fentiman
Designed by Gabriella Slade
Lighting designed by Elliot Griggs
Sound designed by Max Pappenheim

Raphael Bar


Calvin Demba


Sam Frenchum


Christopher Fulford


Sinead Matthews


Ian Redford


Anah Ruddin

Mrs McLeavy