Loot by Joe Orton



 

Autumn 2018

Black RAT Productions and Blackwood Miners’ Institute present a co-production of

LOOT

By Joe Orton

Directed by Richard Tunley
Designed by Sean Crowley
Lighting by Robin Bainbridge

The team behind last year’s One Man, Two Guvnors present a wickedly delicious, original version of Joe Orton’s dark comic masterpiece.

Dennis works for an undertaker. Hal’s old Mum has just died. Ludicrous slapstick meets dubious morals as the two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in Mum’s occupied coffin, all whilst trying to avoid a crazed policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower.

With the money safely hidden, there’s no place for Mum whose body keeps re-appearing at the most inopportune times and our reprehensible thieves stumble their way through with hilarious consequences.

Orton’s classic farce is a glorious mix of lunacy, political incorrectness and macabre humour. Sometimes shocking, sometimes baffling but at all times uproariously funny, this is a theatrical experience not to be missed!

LOOT was first presented at the Cambridge Arts Theatre on 1 February 1965

Age Guide 14+
Contains adult themes & sexual references

Supported by Arts Council Wales


CAST in alphabetical order

Julie Barclay … MRS MCLEAVY
John Cording … MR MCLEAVY
Sam Davies … TRUSCOTT
Lee Gilbert … MEADOWS
Sarah Jane Hopkins … FAY MCMAHON
Gareth Tempest … DENNIS
Rick Yale … HAL MCLEAVY

PRODUCTION TEAM

By Joe Orton

Directed By Richard Tunley

Designed By Sean Crowley

Production Manager / Lighting Design: Robin Bainbridge


TOUR DATES

2 – 4 October 7.30pm
BLACKWOOD MINERS’ INSTITUTE
6 October 7.45pm
THE HAFREN, Newtown
8 October 7.30pm
CONGRESS THEATRE, Cwmbran

 

10 Hydref / October 7.30pm
PONTARDAWE ARTS CENTRE
11  October 7.30pm
THE LYRIC, Carmarthen
16 October 7.30pm
17 Hydref / October 1.00pm
THE COLISEUM, Aberdare

 

18 October 7.30pm
THE GRAND PAVILION, Porthcawl
19 October 7.30pm
THEATR MWLDAN, Cardigan
23 October 7.30pm
NEUADD DWYFOR, Pwllheli

 

24 October 7.30pm
STWIT THEATRE, Wrexham
27 October 7.30pm
TORCH THEATRE, Milford Haven
30 October 7.30pm
THE FFWRNES, Llanelli

 

31 October 7.30pm
ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE
1 – 3 November 7.45pm
ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE
OF MUSIC & DRAMA
6 November 7.30pm
BOROUGH THEATRE, Abergavenny

 

9 November 7.30pm
MAESTEG TOWN HALL
10 November 7.30pm
THEATR BRYCHEINIOG, Brecon