The title above is exactly (well, not quite exactly) the reaction that we had when we discovered the news that everyone’s favourite pirate, Orlando Bloom, was making his theatre comeback in London after 11 long years. Showcasing at Trafalgar Studios, Killer Joe, is anticipated to keep us on the edge of our seats after being adapted from the comic thriller starring Matthew McConaughey that was released back in 2011. Bloom, is almost as thrilled as we are to back on the stage in the British capital, stating, ‘I’m always looking for an opportunity to get back on stage especially in London, the heart of my home.’
There will be no hair blowing in the Caribbean wind this time round though as the play will be set in the deep south of Dallas, Texas. Bloom will be a little rougher around the edges than what we are used to seeing him in, as his character is a detective/hitman who goes by the name of Joe Cooper. Bloom says: ‘It’s very different from many of the film roles I am recognised for.’ We are more than excited to see what Bloom brings to the table and how he changes our perception towards him as a more versatile and diverse actor.
Killer Joe will be showcasing this summer from 18th May until 18th August – you won’t want to miss this.
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