TQ3183 : 25 Noel Road, Islington: home of Joe Orton

taken 3 years ago, near to Finsbury, Islington, Great Britain

25 Noel Road, Islington: home of Joe Orton
25 Noel Road, Islington: home of Joe Orton
The playwright Joe Orton lived and died with his partner Kenneth Halliwell at 25 Noel Road, marked here by a green London Borough of Islington plaque. In summer 1967, with their relationship under strain as Orton's career took off whilst Halliwell's writings failed to attract interest, Halliwell battered in Orton's skull with a hammer before killing himself with sleeping pills. The film "Prick up your ears" depicts the relationship and eventual murder/suicide. Orton's own published diaries record life in the flat and their claustrophobic relationship; the published diaries of their friend Kenneth Williams also record visits here.
For the house in context, see TQ3183 : Noel Road, Islington.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Housing (from Tags)
Georgian Terrace  Terrace 
Building Type (from Tags)
Housing Terrace  Terrace Housing 
Person (from Tags)
Joe Orton  Kenneth Williams 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3175 8332 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.0053N 0:6.1149W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3174 8330
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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