NEWS AND EVENTS

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NEWS ARCHIVE

LOOT- LONDON 2008-9

OPENING OF ORTON SQUARE - NOV 08


ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE - JAN TO APRIL 2009

PRICK UP YOUR EARS - SEPT - NOV 2009

JOE ORTON'S DIARIES FEATURED IN BBC FOUR BROADCAST JAN 2010

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW - SUMMER 2010

GAY ICONS - SHEFFIELD UNI - NOV 2010

MALICIOUS DAMAGE - ISLINGTON - OCT 2011-FEB 2012

 

 
 

NEWS, EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES

 

EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES

Entertaining Mr Sloane - 50th Anniversary Celebration!
29th June 2014 - University of Leicester
Free event

Leicester University, which holds the Joe Orton Archive, is hosting a day of screenings, talks and readings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first play, Entertaining Mr Sloane.

In its day, Orton’s satire on social and sexual hypocrisy ignited controversy. Sloane was the Summer sensation of 1964 and was described by the London Evening News as ‘a real shocker’. However, it went on to win the London Critics’ Play of the Year award. Fellow writer Terrence Rattigan declared Sloane ‘the most exciting and stimulating first play’ that he had seen in ‘thirty (odd) years’ and Tennessee Williams hailed it as the funniest play he had ever seen.

Join Leonie Orton Barnett, novelist Jake Arnott, director Nick Bagnall and critics Professor Simon Shepherd (University of London), Professor Francesca Coppa (Muhlenberg College, USA), and Dr Emma Parker (University of Leicester) for a day of special events to mark Sloane's 50th birthday.

For more information see details here
To reserve a ticket e-mail: orton@le.ac.uk

Entertaining Mr Sloane - 50th Anniversary Touring Production
London Classic Theatre - Numerous venues
19th February to 5th July 2014

London Classic Theatre are currently touring with a production of Entertaining Mr Sloane. See details here

NEWS

Malicious Damage:
The Defaced Library Books of Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton
by Ilsa Colsell

‘Libraries might as well not exist; they’ve got endless shelves for rubbish and hardly any space for good books.’ Orton, 1967.
New book about the defaced library books now available here
Read more about the Islington Library Books here
Read the Guardian article and review here


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