Orlando Bloom returns to the West End in Killer Joe

Orlando Bloom returns to the West End in Killer Joe

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Spencer Rust
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    Pirates of the Carribean, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom leads the cast of Tracy LettsKiller Joe, at Trafalgar Studios from May. 

    Orlando Bloom will star as Joe Cooper, a policeman who doubles up as a killer-for-hire in Letts' dark comedy, his first appearance in London since In Celebration in 2007.

    Discussing his return to the West End, 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. It's an interesting comment on a disenfranchised view of the American dream... It's very different from many of the film roles I'm most recognized for.'

    'The play may be 25 years-old this year, but the relationships it portrays, especially between Joe and the innocent girl Dottie, speak so brilliantly to the empowerment we're seeing around the world in 2018.'

    Directed by Simon Evans (The Dazzle and Bug, The Best Man), the production will run until 18 August, further casting for this revival production is to be announced.

    Tracy Letts' other plays include Bug, Superior Donuts, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County.

    At Trafalgar Studios 1 in London for a strictly limited season from 18 May to 18 August 2018, book your Killer Joe tickets today!