Wednesday, August 10, 2016

John Tillinger's History with Joe Orton

by AnnaBeth Crittenden
Marketing Intern

Acclaimed director John Tillinger  (WCP's Sylvia, Relatively Speaking, Children, How the Other Half Loves, Bedroom Farce, and more) returns to the Playhouse to direct Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw.  Tillinger has been lauded by The New York Times as a Joe Orton specialist and has directed all three of his major works. The following infographic details Tillinger's relationship with Orton that spans over 30 years. 

Photo Credits: 
Joe Orton: The Arts Desk

John Tillinger: New York Theatre Scene 

Entertaining Mr. Sloan: Sheila Hancock and Clive Francis is the 1968 production of Entertaining Mr. Sloan broadcast on ITV in London. (Actor Clive Francis's website). 

Željko Ivanek and Charles Keating in the 1986 production of Loot at the Manhattan Theatre Club (Actress Zoe Wannamaker's official website

What the Butler Saw (Left): Francis as Dr. Prentice, Camille Coduri as Gertrude in 1990 production of What the Butler Saw at Wyndhams Theatre (Actor Clive Francis' website)

(Right): Sarah Manton and Paxton Whitehead in the 2014 production of What the Butler Saw at the Mark Taper Forum (Craig Schwartz-LA Times)

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