Michael Fentiman’s production will play at the Park Theatre from the 17th August.
Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends, Hal (Frenchum) and Dennis (Demba), stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower.
It has been confirmed that rising British stars Calvin Demba (Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award nominee, The Red Lion, National Theatre), Sam Frenchum (Private Peaceful, Grantchester) and award-winning Sinéad Matthews (Mrs Elvsted in Ivo van Hove’s Hedda Gabler, National Theatre), are to star in this 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s darkly comic play.
Further casting has yet to be confirmed.
As well as being directed by Michael Fentiman, the production will also feature designs by Gabriella Slade, ighting by Elliot Griggs and sound by Max Pappenheim. Loot is produced by Tom O’Connell, James Seabright and The Watermill Theatre
in association with King’s Head Theatre and Park Theatre.
Calvin Demba got his break starring in C4’s Hollyoaks before securing the lead in the youth drama Youngers. His other roles include Routes at the Royal Court and the film London Road.
Sam Frenchum has appeared in Holby City and Doctors. He also starred in six episodes of Grantchester as Gary Bell, a mentally-challenged teenager sentenced to hang for murder that was really an accident.
Sinéad Matthews has appeared on stage in a number of productions including Mrs. Elvsted in Ivo van Hove’s recent Hedda Gabler (National Theatre), Laura in Giving (Hampstead), Jane in Evening at The Talk House (NT) and Heather in Wasp (Hampstead).
Loot will play at the Park Theatre from the 17th August until the 24th September. For more information visit: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/loot.