EXCITING EVENTS COMING UP THIS AUTUMN TO COINCIDE WITH THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONDON PREMIER OF LOOT AND THE PUBLICATION OF LEONIE ORTON'S NEW MEMOIR 'I HAD IT IN ME'
An Evening with Kenneth Cranham
Curve Theatre, Leicester
Saturday 24 September, 7pm
Join Kenneth Cranham, winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actor, as he looks back on more than 50 years in theatre. He’ll also share memories of his unique relationship with Leicester-born playwright Joe Orton.
See details and book here
Joe Orton's Loot: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
Sunday 25 September, 11.30-4.30.
The event is complemented by an exhibition featuring material from the Joe Orton Archive at the University of Leicester. More details here
Free event, booking essential, to book please call 0116 225 4900.
And as part of Literary Leicester Festival in November 2016:
Join Leonie Orton to discuss her memoir 'I Had It in Me'
(See putlication details below)
Diana, Princess of Wales Hall, Attenborough Arts Centre
University of Leicester
Nov 16, 2016
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Free Event: Booking essential
More details here
I Had it in Me
Publication date: 21st October 2016
I Had It In Me is the memoir of Leonie Orton, Joe's youngest sister. Leonie tells her own story
of growing up on a Leicester council estate in the 1940s and 1950s
as her brother rose to become a remarkable writer. For the first time
she recounts how the family coped with his brutal murder and lost diaries.
She also describes her fight to educate herself, nurture her own family
and eventually take over the management of her brother’s legacy.
More details here
Islington Museum recently Tweeted a link to their online Orton & Halliwell displays. See them here and here
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Entertaining Mr Sloane - 50th Anniversary Celebration Recordings
In summer 2014. Leicester University, which holds the Joe Orton Archive, hosted a day of screenings, talks and readings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first play, Entertaining Mr Sloane. Recordings of speakers at the event are now available via the University's Sound Cloud account. More details here
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