Friday, June 22, 2012

Entertaining Mr Sloan in Sydney

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.

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