Killer Joe at Trafalgar Studios

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Killer Joe at Trafalgar Studios starring Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, the Pirates of the Caribbean series) stars as a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in the multi-award-winning Tracy Letts’ black comic thriller, Killer Joe.

A tense, gut-twisting thriller, Killer Joe, directed by Simon Evans (The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, The Best Man) asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival.

Killer Joe runs from 18 May 2018 until 18 August 2018 at Trafalgar Studios.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

The Smith family hatch a plan to murder their estranged matriarch for her insurance money. They hire Joe Cooper, a police detective and part-time contract killer, to do the job. But once he enters their trailer home and comes face to face with their innocent daughter, the plan spirals out of control…

WHO’S IN IT? CAST

The cast is led by Orlando Bloom, alongside Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Adam Gillen (Liam in five series of ITV’s Benidorm), Neve McIntosh (Dr Who Lizard Queen Madam Vastra) and Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey).

REVIEWS

★★★★ “Orlando Bloom’s hitman-cop is queasily gripping.” Guardian


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 18 June 2018

Venue Information

Trafalgar Studio One, 14 Whitehall, London, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 9, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 153, 159
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Orlando Bloom in rehearsal for Killer Joe

Images have been released offering a first glimpse of Orlando Bloom and cast in rehearsal for Tracy Letts’ black comedy thriller, Killer Joe.

Orlando Bloom leads the cast in the title role of Killer Joe, alongside Sophie Cookson as Dottie, Adam Gillen as Chris, Neve McIntosh as Sharla and Steffan Rhodri as Ansel. 

Letts’ award winning play is about a family who hire a contract killer to take out one of their own for the insurance money; a tense, gut twisting thriller, it asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival.

 

Rehearsals for Killer Joe

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Orlando Bloom in rehearsals for Killer Joe - (c) Marc Brenner

 

The production will see The Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of The Rings star return to the West End stage following his debut in 2007 in a revival of David Storey’s 1969 drama In Celebration.

Film and television actress Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Netflix series Gypsy) will make her West End debut in Killer Joe.

Whilst he is best known for his recurring role in ITV series Benidorm, Adam Gillen’s stage credits include the title role of Amadeus and The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder both at the National Theatre, Wendy and Peter for the RSC and A Taste of Honey at the Royal Exchange.

Neve McIntosh has recently appeared on television in BBC’s Shetland; her theatre credits include Meet Me at Dawn in the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival, King Lear at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and Proof at Perth Theatre.

Steffan Rhodri’s extensive theatre credits include Woyzeck and The Hairy Ape at The Old Vic, This House at the Garrick Theatre, Posh at the Duke of York Theatre and Absent Friends at The Harold Pinter Theatre; though he is probably best know for tv series Gavin & Stacey,

Buy tickets to Killer Joe

Killer Joe is booking from 18 May 2018 until 18 August at Trafalgar Studios 1, London.

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Orlando Bloom to star as Killer Joe in the West End

Hollywood film actor Orlando Bloom is to star in dark comic thriller, Killer Joe, in London’s West End.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will play a cop who moonlights as a contract killer in Tracy Letts’ multi-award winning, gut twisting thriller.

Killer Joe will play a limited season at Trafalgar Studios, and is directed by Simon Evans whose recent West End productions include The Dazzle and Bug at Found111 and the current production of The Best Man at the Payhouse Theatre starring Martin Shaw & Maureen Lipman.

Bloom is best known for film roles including “Legolas’ in Peter Jackson’s trilogy The Lord of the Rings and The Hobitt, as well as Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down and Kingdom of Heaven, Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown and Wolfgang Peterson’s Troy.

A graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Lord of the Rings actor made his Broadway debut as ‘Romeo’ in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by David Leveaux and his West End debut in 2007 in a revival of David Storey’s 1969 drama In Celebration.

Orlando Bloom said: “I’m always looking for an opportunity to get back on stage, especially in London, the heart of my home. Tracy Lett’s Killer Joe is an incredible, adrenaline-fueled piece of writing, with a dark and gritty character to play.”

Bloom’s will soon star in Amazon’s newest original series Carnival Row, an eight-episode fantasy noir set in a neo-Victorian city that will premiere in 2019.

Full casting for Killer Joe is to be announced.

Buy tickets to Killer Joe

Killer Joe is booking from 18 May 2018 until 18 August at Trafalgar Studios 1, London.

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