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Joe Orton’s plays retyped onto single sheet of paper to commemorate 50th anniversary of his death

Besi Besemar January 29, 2017

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Leicester-born playwright Joe Orton, performance artist Tim Youd will retype his Collected Plays on a single sheet of paper starting January 20 and finishing, February 5, 2017.

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REVIEW: What the Butler Saw at the Emporium

April 25, 2015

Joe Orton’s final play is his masterpiece, a frenetic, surreal farce which encompasses madness, incest, nymphomania, cross dressing, male prostitution and the missing gentlemen’s parts of a statue of Winston Churchill. Dr Prentice (Brian Capron) is in the middle of seducing his secretary Geraldine (Melissa Clements) when he has a surprise inspection from Dr Rance (Michael Kirk) who holds a senior position in the government department which oversees madhouses.

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Emporium needs your help

Besi Besemar March 28, 2015

Emporium, Brighton’s only professional producing theatre, is raising funds to improve its facilities to provide a better experience for audiences and performers alike. Since opening its doors in April 2013, Emporium on London Road has coped with temporary seating and kind gifts of technical equipment from supporters, but now in its second year it is looking to create a permanent space that can be used by theatre companies. A crowd-funding page has been created to raise a small amount of money for carpentry, building, plumbing, electrical work and some painting and decoration.

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Leicester University celebrate 50th anniversary of Joe Orton’s first play

Besi Besemar November 16, 2014

To mark the 50th anniversary of Leicester-born writer Joe Orton’s first stage play, his sister Leonie Orton Barnett unveiled a pot specially commissioned for the University of Leicester David Wilson Library from local ceramicist Rachel Barnett, Orton’s niece.

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