Funeral Games

by  Joe Orton

Short Play  /  4m, 1f

"Orton could turn the audience's gasp into a laugh, translating horror into humor, and leaving the viewers curiously aware of the simultaneous reaction. This is no mean talent."- Guardian.

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Funeral Games

by  Joe Orton

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A play more outrageous, if possible, than Loot and as cracklingly witty. "One imagines Orton, although dealing with bogus religion, a severed hand and a corpse in the cellar, had, like Wilde, only gaiety as a motive ...
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"Orton could turn the audience's gasp into a laugh, translating horror into humor, and leaving the viewers curiously aware of the simultaneous reaction. This is no mean talent.- Guardian.

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Joe Orton

Joe Orton (1933 – 1967) was born John Kingsley Orton in Leicester and from the age of two, lived on the Saffron Lane council estate. After winning a scholarship to RADA in 1951, he met Kenneth Halliwell, an actor and writer seven years his senior. Halliwell would become Orton’s friend, mentor, lover and, eventually, hi ...

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