On the evening of the 5th October, the A Level English students returned to the Watermill Theatre for the second time this term to see a production of Joe Orton’s Loot. The performers managed to grasp the satire perfectly with some brilliant drama, creating a climactic ending in the second Act.
Both the sixth-formers and the accompanying English dons seemed to enjoy the comedy, with everyone left gaping at the final curtain. The play satirised the police, death and virtually every aspect of the Catholic Church and could have definitely been slotted into the ‘black comedy’ genre.
It was a fun, lively performance and the English Department will head to the Globe next Tuesday to see Shakespeare’s comedic Much Ado About Nothing for our third outing this term.
Report by Xavier Coughlan, K Social 6.1