This new play from Grin Theatre Company, written by Wes Williams, re-imagines the turbulent relationship between the iconic gay writer Joe Orton and his partner Kenneth Halliwell.
Based on true events and incidents the play explores their lives together and what eventually torn them apart. Their love affair had a vicious life of its own that led to an act of violence that no one could have predicted.
Through their stories and the people who they knew, the play gives us a brief and disturbed snapshot of their lives together.
Joe’s intense passions and Kenneth’s inner turmoil make for a dark and unforgiving story.
Listen to Joe’s version and then listen to Kenneth’s version and maybe the truth of what really happened on that fateful night might become a little clearer.