Twitter Facebook
Off West End About Us Theatre Listings Adopt a playwright The Offies Links Sponsors
search listings
On from 27 Nov 2017 till 16 Dec 2017
London Theatre Workshop
by Don Cotter
Genre(s): New Writing

Tickets: £10 - £16 / (£12 concessions) - £10 Preview Tickets (27 - 29 November), Thereafter Standard Ticket Price £16, Concessions £12


'Freddie, Ted, and the Death of Joe Orton' is both a tragi-comedy and a thriller written by fascinating new playwright, Don Cotter. Written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales and the untimely death of the author and playwright, Joe Orton.

ĎFreddie, Ted, and the Death of Joe Ortoní examines the devastating impact in the shift in the balance of power between two men at a time when homosexuality was considered a crime.

Brighton, England, 1960s. Middle aged Freddie, suffering from undiagnosed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, has inherited a three bedroom house which he now shares with his younger partner, the aspiring musician, Ted. When Freddie intercepts a life-changing letter addressed to Ted, his fragile hold on reality begins to crumble.

Ray Rackham directs Don Cotterís third full length play. Set during a time when Mods and Rockers are fighting for supremacy across the seafronts of Britain, off-shore pirate radio stations are closing down; and there is the tragic, untimely death of the playwright Joe Orton.

ďBut thatís how things used to be. Itís 1967. Weíre legal now. No more living in fear. No more waiting for the dreaded knock upon the door. Times are changing for the better, Freddie, and we have to change with them. Thatís why Iím catching that train tomorrow. And thatís why you have to let me.Ē

Public Comments on:

Play Image
Play Image Play Image
Invite a friend

More plays... logo
Get Our Special Offers & Latest News from Off West End

ABOUT US | CONTACT US | | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY |ADVERTISE WITH US is the London UK theatre information and bookings site that makes it easy to find great plays and performances in some of London's innovative theatres outside the West End. Buy tickets directly from these Off West End London theatres - with no fees and no commission ever being charged by us! - Browse our theatre list below for what's on:
Above the Stag Theatre | Albany | Almeida Theatre | Arcola Theatre | Arts Theatre | artsdepot | BAC | Barbican | Barons Court Theatre | Bloomsbury Theatre | Blue Elephant Theatre | Bridewell Theatre | The Bush Theatre | Camden People's Theatre | Canal Cafe Theatre | Chickenshed | Cochrane Theatre | Cock Tavern Theatre | Cockpit Theatre | Courtyard | Drill Hall | Donmar Warehouse | Drill Hall | Finborough Theatre | Etcetera Theatre | Gate Theatre | The Globe Theatre | Greenwich Playhouse | Greenwich Theatre | Hackney Empire | Half Moon | Hampstead Theatre | Jacksons Lane | Jermyn Street Theatre | Jerwood Vanburgh Theatre | King's Head Theatre | Landor Theatre | Leicester Square Theatre | Lion & Unicorn Theatre | Little Angel Theatre | Lyric Hammersmith | Menier Chocolate Factory | National Theatre | New End Theatre | New Players Theatre | Normansfield | Old Red Lion Theatre | The Old Vic | Orange Tree Theatre | Oval House Theatre | People Show | Pleasance Theatre | Polka Theatre | The Queen's Theatre | Rich Mix | Riverside Studios | Rose Theatre | Riverside Studios | Roundhouse | Rosemary Branch | Royal Court Theatre | Shaw Theatre | Soho Theatre | Southbank Centre | Southwark Playhouse | Tabard Theatre | Tara Studio | The Space | Theatre Royal Stratford East | THEATRE 503 | Toynbee Studios | Tricycle Theatre | Unicorn Theatre | Union Theatre | Upstairs at the Gatehouse | Warehouse Theatre | Watermans | Watford Palace Theatre | White Bear | Wilton's Music Hall | Young Vic is a United Kingdom (UK) based company serving the international, the UK and London based theatres and theatre goers.
Write to Us at:, Euclid Applications Ltd, 1/1 Jersey St, Manchester M4 6JA, United Kingdom
Registered office address: Euclid Applications Ltd, 1/1 Jersey St, Manchester M4 6JA, United Kingdom - Company Registration No. 07920048