YOURS FAITHFULLY, EDNA WELTHORPE (MRS)
On 9 August 2017, actors, writers and comedians gathered at The Little Theatre, Leicester, to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Joe Orton 50 years after his death. Find out more about the event and the Edna Welthorpe project - including new Edna Welthorpe letters at www.ednawelthorpe.co.uk
Follow the links below to video interviews about Orton
An interview with Alec Baldwin here
An interview with Frances Barber here
An interview with Graham Fellows (aka John Shuttleworth) here
You can find other interviews with actors, writers and directors here
ORTON BROADCASTS - STILL AVAILABLE ON THE BBC IPLAYER
Orton Front Row Special - First Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Friday 11th Aug
Available on BBCiPlayer here
What the Artist Saw: Art Inspired by the Life and Work of Joe Orton
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
29 July - 22 October 2017
Features work by David Lock, Joe Orton's nephew
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Leicester-born playwright Joe Orton, an exhibition of contemporary art commissions inspired by Orton’s life and legacy. Featuring work by David Lock, Louise Plant, Stewy, Danielle Vaughan and Tim Youd. Find out more here
I Had it in Me - A Memoir
Publication date: 21st October 2016
"A wonderful memoir, intensely moving and hilariously funny.
Like her brother, Joe, Leonie Orton uses dark comedy with
devastating effect to pinpoint the stark truths about
families, love, sex and death. I couldn't put it down."
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
Available to order here
Read the Observer interivew with Leonie and an extract from the book here
FOLLOW ORTON ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
You may wish to join the Joe Orton facebook group here to speak to other Orton fans or raise queries. We are also on Twitter @OfficiallyOrton
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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