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Drama Previous Production: 1 - 5 April 2014

Entertaining Mr Sloane

A London Classic Theatre Production

Seduction, blackmail and murder

Kath and her elderly father, Kemp, live in a house on the outskirts of a rubbish dump. Their 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. Seduction, blackmail and murder lie waiting in the wings.

Entertaining Mr Sloane was first staged at the Arts Theatre in London in 1964, winning the London Critics’ Variety Award for Best Play of the Year. Its unique blend of farce and black comedy beautifully captures the suppressed desires of the period. His plays include: Loot; The Erpingham Camp; The Ruffian on the Stair; and What the Butler Saw.

With thirty critically-acclaimed productions since their touring debut in April 2000, London Classic Theatre have established a reputation for producing bold, imaginative theatre of the highest quality. This revival of their 2003 production of the play celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Orton’s classic black comedy.


Previous Production: no tickets available

Production Information:

Directed by Michael Cabot

Designed by Simon Kenny

Written by Joe Orton


Nicholas Gasson as Kemp in Entertaining Mr Sloane
Nicholas Gasson
Paul Sandys as Sloane in Entertaining Mr Sloane
Paul Sandys
Pauline Whitaker as Kath in Entertaining Mr Sloane
Pauline Whitaker