19:30, Tue 11th – Sat 15th May 2010 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 3
Entertaining Mr. Sloane, arguably Joe Orton’s funniest play, depicts what happens when Sloane, an amoral, manipulative, young man with no qualms about surrendering his body, goes to live with Kath as a lodger. Kath, a sexually repressed middle-aged frump, can hardly contain her desire to bed Sloane, however, complications arise when it becomes clear that neither can her closet-homosexual brother, Ed. The situation becomes yet further complicated when Kath and Ed’s father, Kemp, recognises Sloane as the ruthless murderer of his former boss. Written and set in the 1960s, Sloane follows the actions of those who we assume would know better; their rapacious needs, their ignorance, and their unwitting violence. It promises to be both an unsettling and wickedly amusing distraction from the stale boredom of Week 3 revision.