At Home With Mr Sloane - Behind The Scenes of Simon Kenny's 60s Inspired Set Design

Posted on 3 July 2014

Joe Orton’s deliciously dark comedy Entertaining Mr Sloane concludes its 50th Anniversary tour at the Belgrade Theatre this week from Thurs 3 – Sat 5 July.

Earlier this month, we took a trip behind the scenes of Simon Kenny’s magnificently chaotic set design for the show which features over 90 individual items lovingly sourced from theatres, flea markets and vintage suppliers from across the UK.

We caught up with Production Stage Manager, Kate Wilcock in Derby for a VIP tour of Kath’s littered living room ahead of the show’s visit to Coventry! Look out for paisley prints, retro lampshades, hand-dial telephones and a special, guest appearance by official tour mascot, Terry the taxidermy duck.

Entertaining Mr Sloane was first staged at the Arts Theatre, London, in 1964, winning the London Critics ‘Variety’ award for Best Play of the Year. Its unique blend of farce and black comedy beautifully captures the suppressed desires of the period.

With thirty critically-acclaimed productions since their debut in 2000, London Classic Theatre have established a reputation for producing bold and imaginative theatre of the highest quality. This revival of their 2003 production of the play celebrates the 50th anniversary of Orton’s classic black comedy.

Tickets for Entertaining Mr Sloane are available to purchase at the Belgrade Theatre Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or via our website at