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THEATRE REVIEW: Loot starring Calvin Demba and Sam Frenchum


WHERE: Park Theatre

WHEN: 19/8, press night 23/8 runs to 24/9

Playwright Joe Orton was murdered half a century ago and this production of one of his greatest hits… 300 more words


At it like Rabbits: Writer Joe Hampson on putting marital dysfunction centre stage

The stage and screenwriter reflects on what his darkly comic stage debut Rabbits exposes about the beating heart of middle class suburbia.

“The whole play came about because I thought it would be funny to see someone stamping on a box with an animal in it,” explains writer, producer and playwright Joe Hampson. 1,373 more words


News: Full cast announced for 50th anniversary of LOOT

Final casting is announced for the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s darkly comic masterpiece, LOOT.

Joining the previously announced rising British stars Calvin Demba & Sam Frenchum and the award-winning Sinéad Matthews, are Christopher Fulford, Ian Redford and Raphael Bar with Anah Ruddin. 188 more words


Twilight Song

The late Kevin Elyot wasn’t a prolific playwright, partly because he didn’t write his first until he was forty (he started out as an actor) and partly because he played away writing for TV and film too. 287 more words


REVIEW: Twilight Song, Park Theatre

Anthony Banks directs this sharp production but Kevin Elyot’s play feels rushed and in need of some more depth and character development to be fully satisfying.  534 more words


Review: Twilight Song

The premiere of Kevin Elyot’s final play, Twilight Song, in the 50th anniversary year of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, is a fitting tribute to a creator who writes honest and open queer theatre. 456 more words


Sir Ian McKellen performances raise £250,000 for the Park Theatre

Sir Ian McKellen’s limited run between 3-9 July helped the theatre, which receives no public funding, raise a huge sum.

Park Theatre’s Artistic Director Jez Bond says:

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