Loot is a story of two young males, Hal and Dennis. They are determined to live their lives any way they see fit. An opportunity arises with the passing of Mrs. McLeavy, the mother of Hal. Hal and Dennis devise a plan to use the funeral, coffin as well as the corpse of Hals.
See above (p. 283 of the Orton Diaries) The Erpingham Camp With insanity, as with vomit, it is the passerby who receives the inconvenience. Quotes about Orton. The Oscar Wilde of Welfare State gentility. Ronald Bryden, review of Loot in The Observer ( 2 October 1966) External links.
The subversive genius of Joe Orton. By Liam Barnes BBC News. 9 August 2017.. played Hal in the 1966 West End production of Loot, Orton's satire on the Catholic Church and attitudes to death.
Why Joe Orton still matters: Loot, Park Theatre, review 4. Stop dreaming”. So runs the resonant, opening line of Loot, Joe Orton’s 1966 smash. or even wrote. Some of Loot’s quips about.
Joe Orton died 46 years ago today. He was known as one of Britain's most promising playwrights, but he had a dark, depraved and sinister side.
Joe Orton’s career was launched by the British Broadcasting Corporation’s acceptance of his first play, The Ruffian on the Stair.By the time the drama was broadcast in 1964, however, Orton had.
Joe Orton was considered in the 1960's to be significant, new playwright. Audiences and critics surprised to find scatological humour in the sacrosanct environment of live theatre mistook novelty for innovation. Orton's plays were incredibly vulgar but very funny in places. Once the initial shock was over everyone realized how brainless the plays.
As Orton was born in Leicester and the University holds the Joe Orton Archive, the School of Arts is hosting a special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his awarding-winning play, Loot. A black comedy that features a coffin, a glass eye, a set of dentures and the dubious use of Mars Bars, Loot satirises religion, police corruption and sexual mores.