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The Secret Theatre, Paul Theroux, Erte, Beach Rats, Joe Orton Laid Bare

The Secret Theatre at the Globe, Paul Theroux's latest novel Mother Land, an exhibition of work by designer Erte, American indie film Beach Rats, documentary Joe Orton Laid Bare.

A new play by Anders Lustgarten, The Secret Theatre opens at London's Sam Wannamker Playhouse and is about Sir Frances Walsingham- Queen Elizabeth I's spymaster
Paul Theroux's latest novel Mother Land is comic work about a ghastly matriarch exerting a poisonous influence on her grown-up children
20th century designer Erte worked in fashion, jewellery, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor. An exhibition of his work at London's Grosvenor Gallery includes his exquisite alphabet.
"What's your idea of romance"? American indie film Beach Rats explores the story of a young man discovering his sexuality and confused by what's on offer.
BBC documentary Joe Orton Laid Bare looks at the life of the playwright who died 50 years ago.

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Adam Mars Jones, Ellen E Jones and Louise Doughty. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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45 minutes

Beach Rats

Beach Rats

Beach Rats is on limited release, certificate 15.

The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre is at The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London until 16 December

Image: Marc Brenner

Mother Land

Mother Land

Mother Land by Paul Theroux is published by Hamish Hamilton 

Erte

Erte

Erte is at The Grosvenor Gallery in London until 30th November

Image: La Bergère de France and her Page, 1923 

Joe Orton Laid Bare

Joe Orton Laid Bare
Joe Orton Laid Bare is broadcast at 9pm on Saturday 25 November on BBC Two

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Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Adam Mars Jones
Interviewed Guest Ellen E Jones
Interviewed Guest Louise Doughty
Producer Oliver Jones

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