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Entertaining Mister Sloane

March 6, 2013

Joe Orton captures the tension of the repression of 1960’s England in his play “Entertaining Mr Sloane”. The studio at The Curve in Leicester is perfect for enjoying the actors performances in the open canvass of the virtually black box environment. Julia Harris as Kath reminded me of Imelda Staunton and Julie Walters. She plays well against the smarmy and very creepy brother Ed played effortlessly by Andrew Dunn. John Griffiths is good as the old man Kemp. Just as Orton wanted it is hard to keep your eyes off the beautiful Alex Felton as Sloane who seemed to be playing a young Nicholas Lindhurst. 

I would love to see this play in a very realistic set within a proscenium arch. I think it is written to be contained within the traditional theatre setting which would heighten the heresy within the plot and amplify the dark nature of the characters.



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