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England to honor gay playwright Joe Orton with a statue 50 years after his gruesome death

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England will get a statue of legendary gay playwright Joe Orton – over 50 years after his love killed him aged just 34. Despite his early death, Joe Orton has been influential on generations of writers to follow him.

Now campaigners and celebrities have crowdfunded almost £116,000 to pay for a permanent statue to him. Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Sir Matthew Bourne, Pet Shop Boys, Alison Steadman, Kenneth Cranham, Sheila Hancock, Adam Kay, Patrick Gayle, Jake Arnott, Graham Fellows and The

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