by Joe Orton, directed by Bernard West
3-5 August 2006
Joe Orton’s scandalous satire pushed the boundaries in the 1960s and still packed a punch in the 2000s.
Loot tells the tale of a young man and his friend who hide the proceeds of their criminality in his mother’s coffin when a bent copper comes snooping. Despite everyone – the young men, the policeman and the murderous nurse – being criminals, only the innocent Mr McLeavy ends up being arrested.