Strap yourself in for Joe Orton’s dark masterpiece, Loot, a farce so outrageous it was heavily censored for over fifty years. But not any more! Uproarious slapstick meets shocking 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.
‘The directing is masterful. Should you be lucky enough to catch more of PurpleCoat’s work, I would highly recommend that you don’t miss it’
British Theatre Guide
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The Liverpool Echo
‘This production is an absolute delight’
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‘You simply have to love it’
WRITTEN BY Joe Orton
DIRECTED BY Karl Falconer
Jenny Long O’Hare
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Running Time: 120 mins including an interval
About Purple Door
PurpleDoor are a Liverpool based theatre company, whose work has toured the UK and Ireland and been produced in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Nominated for a National Lottery Award, PurpleDoor have been hailed as ‘one of the UK’s fastest rising ensembles’ with a body of work that has been championed by figures including Stephen Fry and Judi Dench. They aim to champion undiscovered talent and help new audiences enjoy classical work. Their first book is due to be published by Routledge in May 2023.