Tate Liverpool Performance

Homotopia: Dear Edna

Dead Edna performance by David Hoyle

Image: Lee Baxter

As part of Homotopia at Tate Exchange, England’s avant-guardian David Hoyle presents a tribute to the work and legacy of Joe Orton, inspired by the letters of Orton’s alter ego Edna Welthorpe.

Joe Orton (1933-1967) was a Leicester-born playwright whose life and work helped to define 1960’s British culture. Known for his anarchic black comedies and sexually frank diary, Orton is a major post-war dramatist and a gay icon.

‘Dear Edna’ commemorates the 50th anniversary of Orton’s death in 2017.

By special arrangement with The Joe Orton Estate, Casarotto Ramsay & The Joe Orton Archive University of Leicester

Tate Liverpool

Tate Exchange Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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Date & Time

4 November 2017 at 16.00–16.30