Up and At Em: Death in the Sex of Joe Orton
London, 9 August 1967. At the height of his short-lived fame, Joe Orton – anarchic playwright and cause célèbre of the English theatre – is found murdered at 25 Noel Road, Islington, his brains bashed in by his long-term lover and one-time collaborator Kenneth Halliwell.
THEATRE REVIEW | Loot, Park Theatre, London
★★★★ | Loot The late playwright Joe Orton wrote Loot more than 50 years ago, and it is now being revived at London’s Park Theatre in Finsbury Park. Loot is a farcical comedy that’s hilarious but it’s upstaged a bit by the life of Orton. He was only 34 when, at the peak of his […]
University of Leicester academic co-curates special exhibition on Joe Orton
University of Leicester academic co-curates special exhibition on Joe Orton The new National Justice Museum launches its first crowdfunding campaign for exhibition exploring role of crime in Joe Orton’s life and work The National Justice Museum has launched its first-ever crowdfunding campaign to celebrate the work of Leicester playwright, Joe Orton. The museum is hoping […]
RADIO | Crimes Of Passion, BBC Radio 3
Crimes Of Passion Broadcaster: BBC Radio 3 Broadcast Date: TBC Crimes of Passion, a double-bill of Joe Orton plays (The Erpingham Camp and The Ruffian on the Stair) will be recorded in front of an audience in the Radio Theatre to mark the 50th anniversary of Orton’s death.
THEATRE REVIEW | Orton, Above The Stag
★★★★ | Orton, Above The Stag One of the great things about London is that you don’t have to go to the West End and pay huge amounts of money to witness great theatre. We have a thriving Fringe theatre, which can on occasion reap rich rewards, as it is presently doing at the tiny […]
THEATRE REVIEW | Entertaining Mr Sloane
What better place to see a play by the irreverent gay 1960s playwright, Joe Orton, than in Leicester?
INTERVIEW | Alex Felton (Entertaining Mr. Sloane)
It is the swinging 1960s and charismatic young Mr. Sloane is looking for a place to live.