Asides: “Entertaining Mr Sloane”

Date(s) – Wednesday 21 March

Rehearsal room



Asides is an umbrella title for a series of activities unconnected with our main projects, aimed at providing an alternative to preparation for a major production. Possibilities include play-readings, poetry or technical workshops, but we are open to suggestions. You don’t have to be a Tagora member to attend; but since the venue is within the security zone of the Palais de l’Europe we do have to make arrangements for anyone who doesn’t have a badge giving access to the premises. If you fall into that category, please contact Tagora at least 48 hours in advance to give us time to complete the formalities.

Entertaining Mr Sloane, by Joe Orton. Co-ordinator: Martyn Symons

Sharp, alarming and hilarious, Entertaining Mr Sloane is a subversive black comedy of unscrupulous sexual manipulation.

In three deft acts, Joe Orton tells the mischievously provocative story of Mr Sloane, a sly handsome young man who works his way into the household of Kath, her brother Ed, and their father.

Kath wants something between a lover and a substitute baby, while Ed, a closeted businessman has his own needs.  But though the charismatic youth thinks he holds all the cards with both brother and sister vying for his attention, the play soon becomes a shameless and unnerving tangle of sex, blackmail, bribery and violence.