LOOT is the hilarious farce by Leicester playwright Joe Orton. It was originally staged just over 50 years ago to riotous backlash from the press and public. Amazingly, the Century Theatre played a part in it's original success. Now, we look at the play from a modern point of view. Will it be as shocking? Taking traditional farce to it's limits, Joe Orton's 1967 play is given the Purple Theatre treatment with imaginative casting and slapstick moments of pure joy.
Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves, Hal and Dennis. Together they rob the bank next to the funeral parlour where Dennis works and return to Hal's home to hide the money. Hal's mother has just died and the money is hidden in her coffin while her body keeps on appearing around the house. Upon the arrival of Inspector Truscott, the plot becomes bizarre as Hal and Dennis try to keep him off their trail, aided by Nurse McMahon and to the despair of Hal's father, Mr. McLeavy.
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Due to circumstances beyond our control, the two performances of Loot will be rehearsed readings. This means the cast may have scripts in hand at points during the play.
No refunds or exchanges are permitted.
Entry to the building at 6.30pm.
Management reserve the right of entry.
This show runs for approx. 100 minutes plus a 20 minute interval.
Please arrive in plenty of time to take your seats.
Concessions customers may be asked to prove their eligibility.
Enjoy the show!