Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, 29 June 2014 FREE EVENT

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Join acclaimed director Nick Bagnall, bestselling novelist Jake Arnott and critics Simon Shepherd and Francesca Coppa to discuss the impact and legacy of Orton's first stage play.

The day will begin with a rare screening of the 1968 ITV Playhouse production of Entertaining Mr Sloane (on loan from the British Film Institute) and will end with Orton's sister, Leonie Orton Barnett, reading some unpublished letters from the Joe Orton archive.

The event is accompanied by an exhibition of items from the archive - 'Joe Orton in 1964' - in the University Library.

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