Orton the Musical archiveA musical based on the lives of playwright Joe Orton and his lover and murderer Kenneth Halliwell. Beginning on the day they 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 and brilliant young men.


Kate Brennan (Tina), Valerie Cutko (Mrs C and Peggy Ramsay), Richard Dawes (Joe Orton), Millie Dunn (Emily Hardy), Simon Kingsley (Kenneth Williams), Robert McNeilly (Trevor), Andrew Rowney (Kenneth Halliwell)


Book by(s): Richard Silver, Sean J Hume
Music(s): Richard Silver, Sean J Hume
Lyrics(s): Richard Silver, Sean J Hume
Company: Above the Stag Theatre Company
Director: Tim McArthur
Design: Andy Holton
Lighting: Chris Withers
Choreographer: Phil Aiden
Costume: Fi Russell
Musical Director: Chris Huntley
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Orton the Musical

Orton the Musical (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T0756458267. Details of all Orton the Musical archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1307321076

Archive Listings

2 Apr 14
4 May 14
Above the Stag Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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