The productions at A Noise Within are typically luminous — hypnotic, even. They create a magical world in which to escape for a few hours. Therefore it is highly unusual to come across an adaptation of an outstanding script that is uneven and slightly uncomfortable to watch. Nonetheless, there are a few good laughs in this black farce.
"Loot" opens in the parlor of Mr. McLeavy, an older, working class, Catholic Brit who is mourning the recent death of his wife. Her loyal nurse, Fay, tends to him and, in the span of 10 minutes, has convinced him to propose to her. We then discover she's been married seven times and each husband has met a mysterious end.
McLeavy's son, Hal, is a bisexual and a bank robber with the handicap of being unable to lie, which is very unfortunate for a criminal. His bisexual lover, Dennis, also loves Fay. Dennis and Hal have recently robbed a bank and need somewhere to stash the loot. Mrs. McLeavy's coffin will do fine, but where to stash the body? Upside-down in the wardrobe, of course. Fay discovers the boys' plans and decides Dennis will do as a husband now that he's got money.