Joe Orton’s sharp, mischievous, and hilarious black comedy tells the story of Mr. Sloane, a 20 year old man with dangerous charm. He comes into the house of Kath, her brother Ed, and her father Kemp, looking to rent a room. It doesn’t take long before both Kath and Ed become infatuated with Sloane. Kath is looking for both a lover and a substitute child, while Ed soon engages Sloane as his chauffeur, dressed in leathers and a tight shirt. However, Kemp recognizes the young man from a former unsolved crime and he soon pays the price for this knowledge. Although Sloane believes himself to hold all the cards, he soon becomes the pawn in a shameless game of desire and sexual manipulation. Entertaining Mr Sloane offers a wickedly mischievous peep at the hypocrisy behind closed doors in the swinging sixties and explores the British middle-class fascination with sex.
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