Above The Stag to Present New Musical ORTON, April 2-May 4

Above The Stag to Present New Musical ORTON, April 2-May 4

Above The Stag presents: a new musical based on the lives of gay playwright Joe Orton and his lover (and murderer) Kenneth Halliwell.

Opening offer: Book now and get tickets for just £12.00 on performances 2-6 April 2014 (usually £18.00)

Joe Orton was the celebrated writer of irreverently hilarious plays Loot, What The Butler Saw and Entertaining Mr Sloane (as well as witty, explicit diaries); and close friends with Kenneth Williams.

Beginning on the day Joe and Kenneth met, and continuing to the day they died 16 years and two months later, Orton fizzes with their ambitions for success and celebrity, and charts the rise in Joe's fame that increasingly eclipsed Kenneth's role in it. Their relationship barely made it past the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which decriminalised gay sex: they were dead in August that year.

Orton captures the lies and despair, as well as the humour and bravado, of these prickly, abrasive, funny, lusty and brilliant young men.

Creative team: Written by Richard Silver & Sean J Hume; Directed by Tim McArthur; Choreographed by Phil Aiden; Musical Director Chris Huntley.

Book now: 2 April - 4 May. Tickets £18.00; First week £12.00. Above The Stag Theatre is located at Arch 17, Miles Street, London SW8 1RZ. Busses 2, 36, 77, 87, 88, 156, 185, 196, 344, 360, 436 and night buses N2, N87, N136. Closest tube/rail Vauxhall.

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