Award winning Fylde Coast Players are pleased to bring you Joe Orton's most popular play - a dark farce. Shocking but hilarious.
Uproarious slapstick meets with dubious morals as two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin. They attempt to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold digging nurse and a grieving widower.
Orton's shock tactics alert us to the hypocrisy of a society in which greed, gain, and lust are masked by a religious piety and veneration for authority. This is nowhere more apparent than in the character of Inspector Truscott, who whilst posing as a water board official turns out to be a corruptible sadist. Nurse Fay is a devout Catholic crossed with a lethal version of Barbara Windsor in a Carry On Nurse film. The widower, Mr McLeavy, a man of integrity, is powerless against an ethically bankrupt world. Ortons play, first performed in 1965, shocks because much of its savage wit still has a ring of truth.
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