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Artwork, Print, Image Created date: 1967
This iconic pen drawing of playwright Joe Orton was created by the British artist Patrick Procktor in 1967. Orton posed ...
Typescript, Draft Created date: 19 December 1950
This is the earliest surviving draft of The Deep Blue Sea, which Terence Rattigan submitted to the theatrical impresario...
Programme, Ephemera, Photograph, Image Created date: 1967
The Royal Court’s programme for Crimes of Passion (June 1967) included this interview with Joe Orton, conducted by Barry...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: April 1958
Along with this letter to you comes a play – the first I have written and I wondered if you would read it through and s...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: undated; 7 June 1966; whole collection 1966–2003
These handwritten letters reveal Joe Orton’s attitudes towards theatre censorship and his vision for the staging of his ...
Artwork, Ephemera, Photograph, Image, Illustration, Collage Created date: c. 1959–62
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 Created date: 1958–59
This report on A Taste of Honey was written in 1958 by the Chief Play Reader at the Lord Chamberlain’s Office (LCO). Unt...
Manuscript, Typescript, Letter, Report Created date: 1964–65
These letters – relating to the 1965 version of Joe Orton’s Loot – were produced by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, whic...
Manuscript, Typescript, Playscript, Draft Created date: 1958
[Please note that this script includes explicitly racist language, which is used by the character of Helen towards Jimmi...
On 2 March 1949 Terence Rattigan was in Liverpool for the tour of his new play Adventure Story, when he received a note...
Photograph, Image Created date: c. 1964
This photograph shows the playwright Joe Orton in his flat on Noel Road, Islington, where he lived with his partner Kenn...
Photograph, Image Created date: 
A photograph taken in 1950 by the renowned theatrical photographer Angus McBean shows Terence Rattigan looking out throu...
Photograph, Image Created date: 2016
Helen McCrory starred in The Deep Blue Sea in 2016, in a production directed by Carrie Cracknell and designed by Tom Scu...
Photograph, Image Created date: 1958–59
Theatre Workshop’s production of A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney premiered at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Lond...
Photograph, Image Created date: March 1952; November 1952
Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea opened at the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End on 6 March 1952, after an initia...