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Loot, originally staged in 1966, took the theatre world by storm and confirmed Joe Orton's reputation as 'the Oscar Wilde of the Welfare State gentility', as The Observer so aptly put it.  It won for him the Evening Standard Drama award for the best play in 1966 and a successful film version soon followed.

It creates a world which is at once real and imaginary, pious and irreverent, solemn and ludicrous - it is also extremely funny.  All the characters are recognisable;  the world they live in and the events fashioned by them create a luxuriant fantasy which is difficult to resist.  

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