Mike’s Badhuistheater presents “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” by Joe Orton
Mike’s Badhuistheater presents the Sex Comedy of the Swinging ’60’s “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” by Joe Orton (1933-1967). Directed by Mike Manicardi.
At the time of writing “Sloane “ Joe and his lover would have been criminals for their Illegal relationship.
Some historical facts:
In 1960, the minister of War, John Profumo, was forced to resign when news came out that he was sleeping with the same woman, Christine Keeler, who was also sleeping with the Russian chief attaché at the Russian embassy in London. Keeler was crucified in the press as a sex slave, her contact committed suicide or was murdered, when it appears now (she died two months ago) that she was probably spying and getting information for the Russians at the height of the Cold War. Orton’s play premiered in spring 1964 and by autumn 1964 the Labour government of Harold Wilson was in power, which would decriminalize homosexuality and abolish Capital Punishment. The swinging ’60’s were definitely NOT swinging for the characters in Joe’s play. We mustn’t forget that London was also in the grips of the KRAYS. Sexuality, politics and crime were serious bedfellows.
About the play
The fast vicious comedy starts with the arrival of a new lodger at Kath’s Flat, where she lives with her old Father. Kath is immediately physically attracted to the young Sloane, but her criminal brother Ed also has interest in Sloane. The hilarious plot thickens. Entertaining Mr. Sloane is regarded as a piece of Classic English comedy, and probably the best Play Orton wrote in his short life.
Mike Manicardi directs the Badhuistheater International. The company has produced several exceptional, original and sold-out productions in the last years at their unique home theatre: the Badhuis Amphitheatre. Many intimate theatre productions (80-100 seats) from Dutch and International companies have premiered here: i.e. Blackadder, ‘Allo ‘Allo, and the O’ Casey Dublin Trilogy of Plays.
Cast of Entertaining Mr. Sloane
Denis Burke – Ed (Blackadder, Jackie Clitheroe – Plough and the Stars, Flick – ‘Allo ‘Allo, Donal – Shadow of a Gunman)
Paddy O’Connell – Kemp (Blackadder, Captain Boyle – Juno and the Paycock, Seamus Shields – Shadow of a Gunman)
Roos Dros – Kath (Blackadder, Yvet – ‘Allo ‘Allo)
Eoin O’Cunningham – Sloane (Baldrick – Blackadder, Bertorelli – ‘Allo ‘Allo)
Decor design Tonnie van der Kamp
Joe Orton (1 January 1933 – 9 August 1967) was an English playwright and author. His public career was short but prolific, lasting from 1964 until his death three years later. During this brief period he shocked, outraged, and amused audiences with his scandalous black comedies.
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Published: December 18, 2017