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Joe Orton Laid Bare

BBC Two documentary about playwright Joe Orton. 1 episode in 2017. Features Leonie Orton, Kenneth Cranham, Michael Codron, Christopher Hampton and others.

Press Clippings

Joe Orton Laid Bare review

Talent and personality shine through the BBC's celebration of Orton's life and work.

Owen Richards, The Arts Desk, 26th November 2017

Joe Orton Laid Bare, BBC2, review

The black farce, and tragedy, of theatre's rough boy.

Jeff Robson, i Newspaper, 25th November 2017

"I have high hopes of dying in my prime," Joe Orton wrote in his diary in July 1967. Wish granted. Fifty years after his brutal murder at the hands of lover Kenneth Halliwell, this revealing, rude and melancholy film, featuring the playwright's own words, explores his short but dazzling life and career, plus a performance of an unpublished "pornographic" playlet ("While you were diddling Auntie, I got carried away with several rolls of embroidery cotton").

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 25th November 2017