Prick Up Your Ears

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Prick Up Your Ears

london, england england based on novel or book biography playwright lgbt 1960s drama school gay

Prick Up Your Ears

Release Date: April 17, 1987

Year    :   1987
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   British Screen Productions, Civilhand, Zenith Entertainment
Director    :   Stephen Frears
Producers    :   Debbie McWilliams, Zakaria Alaoui, Ann Wingate, Lorraine Goodman, Andrew Brown, Deborah Harding
Writers    :   Alan Bennett, John Lahr
RunTime    :   111 mins.

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, to study at RADA, and enjoys an openly gay relationship with Halliwell in their famous Islington flat in the 1960s. However, when Orton achieves spectacular success with such plays as 'What the Butler Saw' and 'Loot', Halliwell begins to feel alienated and the pair's future looks increasingly uncertain.

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