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Artwork, Print, Image
This iconic pen drawing of playwright Joe Orton was created by the British artist Patrick Procktor in 1967. Orton posed ...
Programme, Ephemera, Photograph, Image
The Royal Court’s programme for Crimes of Passion (June 1967) included this interview with Joe Orton, conducted by Barry...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera
These handwritten letters reveal Joe Orton’s attitudes towards theatre censorship and his vision for the staging of his ...
Manuscript, Typescript, Letter, Ephemera
Joe Orton insisted that his scandalous black comedies must be played straight and performed with ‘absolute realism’. In ...
Artwork, Ephemera, Photograph, Image, Illustration, Collage
In 1962 Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell were placed on trial for the theft and ‘malicious damage’ of books belonging to...
Manuscript, Typescript, Letter, Report
These letters – relating to the 1965 version of Joe Orton’s Loot – were produced by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, whic...
This photograph shows the playwright Joe Orton in his flat on Noel Road, Islington, where he lived with his partner Kenn...
Joe Orton’s Loot premiered on 1 February 1965 at the Theatre Arts, Cambridge, directed by Peter Wood. This first version...
Manuscript, Playscript, Draft, Manuscript annotation
Joe Orton’s Loot premiered on 1 February 1965 at the Theatre Arts, Cambridge, before embarking on a short provincial to...