Killer Joe

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Killer Joe, the first play by American playwright Tracy Letts, comes to the West End for a strictly limited engagement this summer with Orlando Bloom playing the title role. This 2003 play tells the story of a police officer earning some extra money as a contract killer.

When policeman/assassin for hire Joe Cooper is hired by the Smith family to take out an elderly relative so they can claim on her insurance policy, this appears to be a straightforward job. But when Joe heads into the home where he will carry out the hit, he meets the youngest member of the family who puts the entire plan at risk.

The dark comedy is directed by Simon Evans, whose recent directorial credits include The Best Man at the Playhouse Theatre, Fool for Love, Bug and The Dazzle at Found 111, and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Donmar Warehouse.

Writer Tracy Letts is most known for his play August: Osage County four which he was awarded a Tony, a Pulitzer and a Drama Desk Award. Letts is also an actor, having recently appeared in American Buffalo and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Film fans around the world will know Orlando Bloom as Legolas in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but Bloom is no stranger to theatre. He has regularly tread the boards since he was a member of the National Youth Theatre. Further casting includes Sophie Cookson, Adam Gillen, Neve McIntosh and Steffan Rhodri.

The revival of this little-known play at Trafalgar Studios runs from May 18th 2018 to August 18th 2018.

Child Friendly?

Due to adult themes and nudity, this show is recommended for ages 16 and up. Under 15's will not be admitted.

Seating Tips

Click here for the Trafalgar Studios seating chart and seat price guide.