What better place to see a play by the irreverent gay 1960s playwright, Joe Orton, than in Leicester?
Joe escaped from Leicester to London as soon as he was able, lured by bright lights and available sex, but I’m always glad to go back there thanks to the high quality theatre productions put on at Curve.
There are some toe curling but funny scenes as the siblings scheme, plot and vie for the attention of Sloane whose naive appearances conceal a more sinister heart. Ed is determined to lure him to his own quarters and keen to get Mr Sloane in a leather chauffeur’s outfit whilst Kath is just keen to have Mr Sloane in a skimpy bath robe on the sofa. This truly is a twisted play, poking fun at the hypocrisy of 60s England, but it’s the meanness of the satire that makes it so amusing to watch.
This production is equal to anything you’d catch in the West End. Curve have managed to cement their already stellar reputation further with a compelling piece of 60s comedy which is proof that Orton’s works transcend the era they were written in. I’d recommend this very highly.
Chris is a theatre and book obsessed Midlander who escaped to London. He’s usually to be found slumped in a seat in a darkened auditorium.