Joe Orton's Loot: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Joe Orton's hit play

Loot 50th

Joe Orton


An Evening with Kenneth Cranham

Curve Theatre, Leicester, Saturday 24 September, 2016

Kenneth CranhamJoin Kenneth Cranham, winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actor, as he looks back on more than 50 years in theatre, shares memories of his unique relationship with Leicester-born playwright Joe Orton, and discusses his favourite leading roles from Hal in Orton’s Loot (1966) to André in Florian Zeller’s The Father (2015-16), winner of three Moliere awards, including Best Play.  This event, chaired by Emma Parker and featuring Orton’s sister, Leonie Orton Barnett, is organised in conjunction with the University of Leicester to mark the 50th anniversary of the London premiere of Loot.

Introduced and Chaired by Dr Emma Parker. Tickets £7, contact the Curve Theatre to book.


Joe Orton's Loot: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Sunday 25 September, 2016

Speakers include director Braham Murray and novelist Jake Arnott. Tickets free but must be booked in advance from New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.


Loot: An Exhibition

24 September - 30 October 2016
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester

To mark the 50th anniversary of the London Premiere of the Leicester-born playwright's ground-breaking play Loot, a small display of material from the Orton Archive at the University of Leicester. Entry Free.



Further information on our Joe Orton: 50 Years On Project

Information on our 50th anniversary celebration of Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane.

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