A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane

Joe Orton (1933-1967) was one of the most original and important playwrights of the post-war period. As Orton was born in Leicester and the University holds the Joe Orton Archive, the School of English is hosting a day of screenings, talks and readings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first play, Entertaining Mr Sloane.

Join Leonie Orton Barnett, novelist Jake Arnott, director Nick Bagnall and critics Professor Simon Shepherd (University of London), Professor Francesca Coppa (Muhlenberg College, USA), and Dr Emma Parker (University of Leicester) for a day of special events to mark Sloane's 50th birthday.

The event will take place in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre at 10.30-16.30 on 29 June 2014. The event is free and open to the public.

For further information including how to book tickets, please see our website at www.le.ac.uk/orton

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