An Evening With Leonie Orton Plus Book Signing Event
19:00 - 21:00Spotlight Bar
A Theatre Fundraising Event
Leonie Orton, youngest sister of the playwright Joe Orton, recently published her memoirs entitled I Had It in Me in which she tells her own story of growing up on a Leicester council estate in the 1940s/50s as her brother rose to become a remarkable writer. Leonie will be visiting the theatre on Sunday evening 1st October when she will give readings from her memoir and tell how Joe influenced her and recount how the family coped with his brutal murder and lost diaries. She will describe her fight to educate herself, nurture her own family and eventually take over the management of her brother’s legacy. In short, how she became the successful woman she is today.
Come and meet and chat with Leonie. Copies of I Had It in Me will be available on the night.