Loot

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Loot is a two-act play by the English playwright Joe Orton (1933-1967) [1]. The play is a dark farce that satirises the Roman Catholic Church, social attitudes to death, and the integrity of the police force. Orton completed a first draft in October 1964, which premiered in Cambridge on 1 February 1965.

Performance history in South Africa

1980: A Comma Production of Loot was presented in the Baxter Theatre Studio in 1980, directed by Barbara Maguire. The cast included Don Maguire, Yvonne Copley, Nigel Sweet, Charles Gallacher, Richard Farmer, Kenny Rafel.

1986: Presented by PACT in October 1986, directed by Terrence Shank, starring Michael McCabe, James Borthwick, Michael Richard and Aletta Bezuidenhout.

1993: NAPAC Drama 1993.

1996: CAPAB Drama's presentation opened at the Nico Arena on 3 February 1996 under the direction of Marthinus Basson. Design was by Michael Mitchell, lighting by Malcolm Hurrell, stage manager Hannelie de Beer. The cast: Richard Farmer McLeavy), Mary Dreyer (Fay), Ian Duncan, (Hal), Brian Heydenrych (Dennis), Graham Clarke (Truscott) (replaced by David Dennis), Paul Harris (Meadows).

Translations and adaptations

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loot_(play)

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987.

Loot theatre programme, 1980 (Baxter), 1996.


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