Tricycle Theatre's LOOT Opens 12/11
Jim Creighton, David Haig, James Hayes, Doon Mackichan, Javone Prince and Matt Di Angelo star in Joe Orton’s Loot, directed by Sean Holmes at the Tricycle Theatre. Loot will run from 11 December – 31 January with press night on 15 December.
Designs are by Anthony Lamble with lighting by Charles Balfour and sound by Greg Clarke. Loot will tour to Newcastle Theatre Royal from 2-7 February after its opening at the Tricycle.
Loot follows the fortunes of Dennis and Hal, two young lads who hijack Hal’s mother’s coffin to stash the loot from a recent heist. The plot thickens as her body keeps turning up around the house, the unscrupulous police Inspector Truscott arrives on the scene sowing confusion around him, whilst Nurse Fay works her dubious charms on Hal’s Dad.
Matt Di Angelo (Hal) was most recently seen in BBC 1’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing followed by a National ‘Strictly’ tour. His previous screen credits include playing Deano Wicks in EastEnders which he played for two years, Felix in I Dream, Ewan Blair in Project C, Lance in There’s a Viking in My Bed, Robbie in Harbour Lights, Telling Lies and Laugh On The Bus. Loot will be Matt Di Angelo’s professional stage debut.
Jim Creighton (Meadows) was previously directed by Sean Holmes in The Entertainer at the Old Vic where he also appeared in On the Middle Day. His other theatre credits include Market Boy, The RoyAl Hunt of the Sun, The Merchant of Venice, Money, Summerfolk, Troilus and Cressida, Peter Pan and An Enemy of the People all for The National Theatre and Brand and The Merchant of Venice for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His screen credits include King Lear, The Merchant of Venice and A Perfect Crime.
David Haig (Truscott) has most recently been seen in The Sea and The Country Wife, both directed by Jonathan Kent as part of his season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. His other theatre work includes Donkey’s Years and Journey’s End at the Comedy Theatre, Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, Hitchcock Blonde for the Royal Court, Life x 3 for the Savoy Theatre, House and Garden for The National Theatre, Art in the West End and on Broadway and Dead Funny for Hampstead Theatre which later transferred to the Savoy Theatre. His film credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral and Lady Jane, and on television his credits include A for Andromeda, Crime and Punishment, Talking Heads and Keeping Mum. He has written two plays, both for Hampstead Theatre, The Good Samaritan and My Boy Jack, the latter Haig adapted for television and starred in alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Kim Cattrall.
James Hayes (McCleavy) has previously been directed by Sean Holmes in The Man Who Had All The Luck at the Donmar Warehouse and Julius Caesar, Richard III and Measure for Measure for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also been seen in Anthony and Cleopatra, The Tempest and The Winter’s Tale for the RSC, An Ideal Husband at The Abbey Theatre Dublin, Hamlet and The Antipodes at The Globe Theatre and St Joan, The Relapse and Othello at The National Theatre. His television credits include The Bill and Waking The Dead.
Doon Mackichan (Fay) is one of the country’s most successful comediennes. Her extensive comedy work includes the hugely popular Smack the Pony and Gladiatress - both of which she co-wrote and performed with Fiona Allen and Sally Phillips, as well as Nighty Night, Green Wing, Knowing Me, Knowing You … With Alan Partridge and The Mary Whitehouse Experience. Her other television work includes the satirical drama A Very Social Secretary in which she played Cherie Blair, Our Mutual Friend and the BBC’s new comedy drama The Calais Rules. Her theatre work includes Boeing Boeing at the Comedy Theatre, A Respectable Wedding for the Young Vic, The Sacred Heart and Mother Courage for The National Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Almeida Theatre and The Queen and I for the Royal Court. Her film work includes With or Without You, Wild About Harry and The Borrowers.
Javone Prince (Dennis) has previously been directed by Sean Holmes in Richard III and Measure for Measure for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His other theatre credits include In the Red and Brown Water and Raisin in the Sun for the Young Vic, Statement of Regret and Burn/Chatroom/Citizenship for The National Theatre, Out of the Fog at the Almeida and Sugar Mummies for the Royal Court. On television his work includes Horrible Histories, The Bill, Tittybangbang and Little Miss Jocelyn.
Sean Holmes most recently directed Twelfth Night and Moonlight and Magnolias for the Tricycle. His other work includes The Man Who Had All the Luck for the Donmar Warehouse, Translations, The Mentalists, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Caucasian Chalk Circle for The National Theatre. His productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company include Julius Caesar, Richard III and The Roman Actor. His other productions include Singer and The Price for the Tricycle Theatre, the latter went on to tour nationally, Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness for the Royal Court and Cleansed and Home for Oxford Stage Company (now Headlong), where he is an Associate Director.
Joe Orton’s work as a playwright includes What the Butler Saw, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, The Erpingham Camp and Loot, nominated for four Tony Awards.
Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton