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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EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES
A CHANCE TO INVEST IN A NEW MUSICAL BASED ON THE LIVES OF JOE ORTON AND KENNETH HALLIWELL
'THE BOYS IN THE FRONT ROOM' is a new musical based on the lives of the British Playwright Joe Orton and his partner and Murderer Kenneth Halliwell. The story follows their relationship from the day they met until the day they died 16 years and two months later, showing how the slow switch of dynamic in their creative lives was to affect them so dramatically. The bond that had held them together for such a long time was their overwhelming desire for success and celebrity. As Joe's writing fame grew though, and eclipsed Kenneth's part in that process to such an extraordinary degree, their fates were sealed.
'THE BOYS IN THE FRONT ROOM' is the first collaborative work of
Richard Silver and Sean J Hume.
See more details here