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Cinebox presents Stephen Frears’ ‘Prick Up Your Ears’

Commerce House

27 February 2015 · 7:30pm

Commerce House, Bridgeman Place, Bolton, BL2 1DW. · Get directions

Organised by: Cinebox

Certificate: 18

Format: DVD

Cinebox presents Stephen Frears’ ‘Prick Up Your Ears’

This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while the two begin a relationship, it’s fairly obvious that it’s not all about sex. Orton loves the dangers of bath-houses and liaisons in public restrooms; Halliwell, not as charming or attractive as Orton, doesn’t fare so well in those environs. While both long to become writers, it is Orton who achieves fame – his plays “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” and “Loot” become huge hits in London of the sixties, and he’s even commissioned to write a screenplay for the Beatles. But Orton’s success takes him farther from Halliwell resulting in tragic consequences.

Runtime 111mins

Doors at 7.30pm, film starts at 8pm.

Bring Your Own Bottle and Free Popcorn is included in the ticket price.

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