Theater: Stygian Fun House

Entertaining Mr. Sloane, by Joe Orton. The English theater is going through a sick-comedy phase. The Killing of Sister George, a smash hit now playing in London, centers on an elderly, cigar-smoking lesbian and her doll-baby secretary-companion. Whenever the younger woman offends the older, she is forced to atone for it. One penance is to drink a cup of the old lesbian's bath water, another is to chew up one of her soggy cigar stumps.

The same appetizing flavors may be found in Mr. Sloane, which comes to Broadway from London's West End. A...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!