At the Park Theatre – Loot

‘Orton’s savage farce now even funnier and filthier’
The Guardian

‘Orton’s stunning wit remains as piquant as ever’
The Times

‘Still absolutely relevant today… This robust, riotous outing is much-welcome’



‘A terrific revival of this pitch-black, dizzying farce – it hits the spot’

Radio Times

‘A phenomenal piece of theatre directed with flair & understanding of the material by Michael Fentiman’ 



Joe Orton’s classic farce Loot opened this week to rave reviews!

From the producers of Park Theatre sell-out hit The Boys in the Bandcomes another darkly comic masterpiece that critics are calling ‘breathlessly funny’ (The Stage ★★★★).

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.

The ensuing black comedy shocked and delighted audiences in equal measure when the play premiered five decades ago, winning the Evening Standard Best Play award.

This fiftieth anniversary production is directed by Michael Fentiman, whose credits include two acclaimed shows for the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as the recent Park Theatre critically-acclaimed hit, Raising Martha.

Please be aware this production contains full frontal nudity. Parental discretion advised.



By Joe Orton

Directed by Michael Fentiman



Plays Until: 24 Sep



Tue – Sat Evening 19.30

Sun 10 Sep 19.30


Captioned Performance
Tue 12 Sep, 19.30

From: £20

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Such an excellent night after seeing Orton’s #Loot @ParkTheatre it’s dark, it’s funny & it’s never dull. The cast’s energy is contagious ★★★★

Loot at @ParkTheatre was brilliant. Great cast. Fast, captivating and witty. Still edgy to this day. #theatre

Just saw the original uncensored #LOOT #joeorton @ParkTheatre which was utterly hilarious. GO!!!!

Coming Up Next – What Shadows

What Shadows

By Chris Hannan

27 Sep – 28 Oct

Directed by Roxana Silbert

Cast includes: Ian McDiarmid

“I was a storm. I was also a man entirely alone in a storm. There were forces beyond my control and I was one of them.”

Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech was the most polarising political speech of the last 50 years.

Oxford academic and daughter of a Caribbean immigrant, Rose Cruickshank wants answers. Enoch’s controversial words about immigration shattered her childhood. Rose cannot find inner peace until she understands what led him to make the speech that defined a generation. Will a meeting with the man himself give her the answers she desperately craves?

Roxana Silbert (Artistic Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre), directs Ian McDiarmid (The Star Wars films, Merchant of Venice, Life of Galileo) as one of the most provocative figures in recent history.

Financial Times

‘Ian McDiarmid gives a standout performance as Powell’
The Times

‘The most provocative theatrical debate of the decade’
The Telegraph

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