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 (ôr′tn), Joe Full name John Kingsley Orton. 1933-1967.
British playwright noted for his dark comedies, including Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1964) and What the Butler Saw (1969).

Orton

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(Biography) Joe (Kingsley). 1933–67, British dramatist, noted for his black comedies: these include Entertaining Mr Sloane (1964), Loot (1966), and What the Butler Saw (1969)
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Antiques Roadshow 8pm A return visit to the historic Abbey Pumping station in Leicester, where playwright Joe Orton's sister brings in the typewriter on which he wrote some of his most important scripts.
1967: Playwright Joe Orton was battered to death by his male lover who then committed suicide.
Sharon Tate 1967: English playwright Joe Orton was battered to death by his male lover who then committed suicide.
| 1967: English playwright Joe Orton, pictured, was battered to death by his male lover, Kenneh Halliwell, who then committed suicide.
CROPSTON are celebrating after victory in the Joe Orton cup final on Sunday against Queniborough.
Joe Orton LAID BARE TONIGHT, BBC2, 9PM PLAYWRIGHT Joe Orton's career essentially only lasted four years - from 1963, when the BBC bought his breakthrough radio play The Ruffian On The Stair, to 1967 and his tragic death at the hands of his lover, Kenneth Halliwell.
Joe Orton LAID BARE Tonight, BBC2, 9pm PLAYWRIGHT Joe Orton's career essentially only lasted four years - from 1963, when the BBC bought his breakthrough radio play, The Ruffian On The Stair, to 1967 and his tragic death at the hands of his lover, Kenneth Halliwell.
Gifted playwright Joe Orton JOE ORTON LAID BARE Tonight, BBC2, 9pm PLAYWRIGHT Joe Orton's career essentially only lasted four years - from 1963, when the BBC bought his breakthrough radio play The Ruffian On The Stair, to 1967 and his tragic death at the hands of his lover, Kenneth Halliwell.
JOE ORTON LAID BARE Saturday, BBC2, 9pm SOME 50 years after he was killed by his boyfriend, this documentary charts the rise of Leicester-born playwright and author Joe Orton and re-examines the circumstances of his death.
A cross between the plays of Joe Orton and Kenneth Lonergan, this snappy satire follows the adventures of a young British couple (Amy Ryan and Richard Armitage) as they meet in swinging London and extend their bliss to 2011, birthing and discarding emotionally stunted offspring along the way.
While best known for his role in Lovejoy, Dudley Sutton is also a renowned stage actor who began his career in some of the most iconic plays of the 60s, including Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane.
There is a new comedy coming our way on Sunday in Limassol in the form of a performance of the play What the Butler Saw by English playwright Joe Orton.