Entertaining Mr Sloane opened last night at the New Theatre, Newtown, Sydney. Joe Orton's 1964 black comedy is disturbingly funny. Alice Livingstone plays a wonderful Kath, the slightly mad amorous middle-aged landlady, with designs on the young Sloane (Brynn Loosemore). Pete Nettell is less successful as Ed, who reminded me a little too much of Eric Idle, playing a Spiv in Monthy Python. Rosane McNamara's set perfectly recreates a faded home full of faded memories.