Entertaining Mr. Sloane

by  Joe Orton

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 1f

Winner! London Drama Critics Award for Best Play

"A bizarre black comedy. ... Everyone speaks of principle while tucking away not only the corpse on the living room floor but the corpse of western civilization as well." - New York Herald Tribune

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Entertaining Mr. Sloane

by  Joe Orton

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Blowsy landlady Kath and her sexually repressed brother Ed rent Sloane a room and proceeed to "entertain" him by seducing the seemingly hapless young man. But when their old Pa recognizes Sloane for what he is, a feckless murderer, he too is killed by the ruthless hustler. As witnesses, sibling rivals Kath and Ed come to a fair settlement regarding the ultimate dispensation of Mr. Sloane's services.
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  • Winner! London Drama Critics Award for Best Play

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"A bizarre black comedy. ... Everyone speaks of principle while tucking away not only the corpse on the living room floor but the corpse of western civilization as well." - N.Y. Herald Tribune

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Joe Orton

Joe Orton (1933 – 1967) was born John Kingsley Orton in Leicester and from the age of two, lived on the Saffron Lane council estate. After winning a scholarship to RADA in 1951, he met Kenneth Halliwell, an actor and writer seven years his senior. Halliwell would become Orton’s friend, mentor, lover and, eventually, hi ...

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