“Orton . . . was the kind of playwright who could have turned the heath scene from King Lear into a farce without softening its undertones.”
Financial Times

“Orton had mastered the art of packing more polished gems of genuine wit into one fleeting exchange than any other writer of his age, or since. . . . [He] is Wilde on speed, Coward on cocaine, Sheridan on a trip.”
Daily Mail

“Joe Orton was a writer we could ill afford to lose. Many of the taboo-breaking excesses of the sixties now seem merely silly. Orton, like the songs of The Beatles, has triumphantly survived the test of time.”
Daily Telegraph