IRISH THEATRE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A TEMPORARY SHIFT AWAY FROM IRISH PLAYS BY WORKING WITH JD PRODUCTIONS ON AN ENGLISH PLAY, JOE & KEN, A COMEDY WITH ATTITUDE!
60's playwright Joe Orton and his partner Ken Halliwell act out their past, present and future in a dingy Islington flat, and later, in a Tangiers apartment. Full of poignancy and humour, the play explores the couple’s increasing frustration and depression which will lead to their untimely and tragic deaths.
The play is loosely based on biographies, Joe’s own plays and diaries augmented by original information from local historians and people who knew “the boys”.
WHAT THE PRESS SAID (2003)
“This Pirandello-type take on the subject is well-acted” (Highbury & Islington Express) “Well worth a visit.” (Morning Star) “Funny, sharp and absorbing.” (The Stage)
Starring Craig Myles and Tino Orsini as Joe Orton and Ken Halliwell. NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!