by Tracy Letts
18 May – 18 August 2018
Trafalgar Studios

This really isn’t somethin’ we can afford to cut corners on … Killer Joe’s a professional, and he’ll do this right.

Hollywood star Orlando Bloom (Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy, Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean series) plays a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in the West End production of multi award-winning Tracy Letts’ violent and darkly comic, Killer Joe.

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

“A tense, gut-twisting thriller ride” (Chicago Tribune)

Killer Joe asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival.


Orlando Bloom - Joe
Sophie Cookson - Dottie
Adam Gillen - Chris
Neve McIntosh - Sharla
Steffan Rhodri - Ansel


Simon Evans - Director
Grace Smart - Designer
Richard Howell - Lighting Designer
Edward Lewis - Composer & Sound Designer
Ellie Collyer-Bristow - Casting

Orlando Bloom KILLER JOE by Tracy Letts
"A sharper, tenser, more violently entertaining night in the theatre you will not find"
Libby Purves
"Orlando Bloom’s mesmerising performance"
The Sun
"unnerving and darkly comic"
The Guardian
"Simon Evans’ gripping production"
The Times
Financial Times
Daily Mail