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This special event celebrates the comic genius of Leicester-born playwright Joe Orton 50 years after his death. Acclaimed actor Frances Barber reads the hilarious prank letters of complaint that Orton penned under the pseudonym ?Edna Welthorpe' alongside new Edna letters commissioned from top comedy writers such as Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, The Thick of It), Arthur Mathews (Father Ted) and Caroline Moran (Raised by Wolves). BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Chris Shepherd pays tribute to Orton through a new Edna-inspired animation starring Alison Steadman. Leonie Orton shares memories of her brother's comic escapades, and comedian Graham Fellows (John Shuttleworth) joins Emmy Award-winning writer David Quantick (The Fast Show, Brass Eye, Veep) to discuss Orton's impact on contemporary comedy.
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