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.
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