Tate Exchange: Homotopia: Dear Edna

Tate Exchange: Homotopia: Dear Edna
Tate Exchange: Homotopia: Dear Edna


Venue: Tate Liverpool
Dates: 04/11/2017
Times: 16:00 - 16:30


As part of Homotopia at Tate Exchange, England’s avant-guardian David Hoyle presents a tribute to the work and legacy of Joe Orton, inspired by the letters of Orton’s alter ego Edna Welthorpe.

Joe Orton (1933-1967) was a Leicester-born playwright whose life and work helped to define 1960’s British culture. Known for his anarchic black comedies and sexually frank diary, Orton is a major post-war dramatist and a gay icon.

‘Dear Edna’ commemorates the 50th anniversary of Orton’s death in 2017.

By special arrangement with The Joe Orton Estate, Casarotto Ramsay & The Joe Orton Archive University of Leicester

The film will be introduced by Dr Emma Parker, Associate Professor in Post-War and Contemporary Literature, University of Leicester. Dr Parker leads the project Joe Orton: 50 Years On based at the University of Leicester.

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