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Joe Orton

Birth Place: Leicester, ENGLAND

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Joe Orton Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 1970 - Best Foreign Play

Joe Orton, What the Butler Saw

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Shakespeare Theatre Company Reveals Full Details for MACBETH, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the location, cast, and creative team for the highly-anticipated spring production of Macbeth. Directed by STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin, Macbeth stars Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma as the leading lord and lady. Learn more about the location, cast, and creative team here!

Interview: Jem Wall, Co-Director of Immersive Experience 1984, Talks About 'Making Theatre in the Present Tense', Accessibility and Putting the Audience at the Centre

Big Brother is watching you. And you. And you. The surveillance society as envisaged in George Orwell's seminal 1984 is brought to vivid life at Hackney Town Hall this month. We speak to co-director Jem Wall.

Feature: MOBY DICK'S GONE MISSING at The Abbey Theater Of Dublin

Irish playwright Sean Cooney was six or seven years old when the Hollywood Circus came to his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland.

Cast Set For THE INTERVIEW at Park Theatre

Original Theatre in association with Park Theatre presents the world premiere of The Interview at Park Theatre from 27 October until 25 November 2023. Learn more about the show and find out who is starring here!


Starvox Touring and Potted Productions have announced that after several successful North American tours and over 1,000 performances at Horseshoe Las Vegas, London's West End hit Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff is returning to San Francisco for a limited engagement!

Broadway Casting Director Mark B Simon Has Passed Away

According to various sources, casting director Mark B Simon, known for his work on the original productions of Parade, The Last 5 Years, and many more, has passed away.

Amando Iannucci and Sean Foley Seek Shape-Shifting Comic Actor for DR. STRANGELOVE

In an interview with BBC News, Sean Foley said: “They’ve got to be a great comic actor, of which we have very many. They’ve got to be of that shape-shifting kind of quality.'

Stage Production of Stanley Kubrick's DR. STRANGELOVE to Open in London in Autumn 2024

Stanley Kubrick's iconic work will be adapted for the first time ever, when a world premiere stage production of his timeless classic Dr. Strangelove opens in the West End in Autumn 2024.

TWELFTH NIGHT Filmed Live At The Wilma Theater to Stream This Summer

Digital theater trailblazer The Wilma Theater is offering a streaming version of its onstage production of TWELFTH NIGHT, available to view on demand through July 23.

New Theatre Launches Season 2023 Next Month

In July/August, New Theatre presenting the world premiere of Off the Record by Sydney writer Chris Aronsten to kick off its 2023 season. Learn more about the full lineup here!

ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 At The Wilma Theater Now Streaming

Digital theater pioneer the Wilma Theater is offering a streaming version of its onstage production ETERNAL LIFE PART 1, which was written by Nathan Alan Davis and directed by Morgan Green, who directed the world premiere digital production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning FAT HAM. The production will be available to view on demand from May 1-14.

Laurin Talese to Star in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia Theatre Company will produce Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, written by Lanie Robertson with musical arrangements by Danny Holgate. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

CLUE to be Presented at San Francisco Playhouse in March

Directed by San Francisco Playhouse Co-Founder and Producing Director Susi Damilano, Clue will perform March 9 – April 22, 2023 at San Francisco Playhouse.

Guillermo Calderón's KISS to be Presented at The Wilma Theater This Month

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia will present KISS, a daring play by Guillermo Calderón, on stage Jan. 31-Feb. 19, 2023.

Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Producer Barry Grove to Step Down at End of 2022-2023 Season

Barry Grove will step down as the Executive Producer of Manhattan Theatre Club at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season.

Premiere of FLIGHT DELAY By Peter Anderegg Will Open at The Tank Next Week

On December 1st Thisbe Theater Company opens Peter Anderegg's Flight Delay directed by Kelly Morgan at The Tank. The production runs until the 18th at 312 West 36th Street in New York City.

The Wilma Theater Presents SCHOOL PICTURES, On Stage November 2-20

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia will present the world premiere of SCHOOL PICTURES, a warmhearted and humorous portrait of modern high school life, told in musical snapshots of individual teenagers, on stage Nov. 2-20.

24 Actors Will Make Their Broadway Debuts in LEOPOLDSTADT; Meet the Full Cast!

Leopoldstadt officially begins previews on Broadway, September 14. Get to know the cast bringing this play to the stage!

Planned Leicester Statue of Joe Orton Axed

A statue to commemorate murdered playwright Joe Orton has been scrapped. The Joe Orton Statue Appeal reached its target in 2019, having raised over £115,000 for the project. 


Joe Orton has written 2 shows including Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Playwright), Loot (Playwright).

Joe Orton has been nominated for the Best Foreign Play category at the Obie Awards for his play "What the Butler Saw."

Joe Orton has won the Best Foreign Play award at the Obie Awards for his play "What the Butler Saw".

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