Tuesday 25 June @ The Lord Palmerston 8pm


"Stands up extraordinarily well: mostly because of two outstanding central performances, Gary Oldman as the talented, blase Orton, and Alfred Molina as his thwarted, Hancock-esque murderer Kenneth Halliwell." Andrew Pulver, Guardian

The story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton at the hands of his jealous lover, Kenneth Halliwell. Staring Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina, with a screenplay by Alan Bennett.

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Related Links

Prick Up Your Ears on IMDb

Do too many authors spoil the book? - Guardian blog post by Wayne inspired by Orton and Halliwell

A Genius Like Us - watch great BBC Arena doc on Joe Orton in full on YouTube

Why Did We Pick It?

Following Heavenly Creatures another fact-based drama in which an overly-intense relationships has fatal consequences.

AuthorTufnell Park Film Club