Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs)
Chris Shepherd directs a short animation in tribute to Joe Orton to mark the 50th anniversary of his death.
Multi award-winning and Bafta-nominated director Chris Shepherd (Dad's Dead, The Ringer) directs a short animation in tribute to Joe Orton (Entertaining Mr Sloane, Loot) to mark the 50th anniversary of his death. Voiced by Alison Steadman (Gavin and Stacey, Abigail's Party) and Robin Sebastian (Hancock's Half Hour, Babs).
Joe Orton would write letters of complaint using the pseudonym of Edna Welthorpe. Using this persona Orton would wind up companies, vicars and even ridicule his own plays. In this short we see what mayhem ensues when Edna writes to Smedley Jams and Littlewood home catalogue service.
Director - Chris Shepherd
Producer - Abigail Addison
Exc Producer - Dr Emma Parker
Voices - Alison Steadman, Robin Sebastian
Design and Animation - Martha Halliday, Jocie Juritz, Hannah McNally, Chris Shepherd
Animation Assistant - Tom Fisher
Music - Oliver Davis at We Write Music
Sound - Andy Humphreys at 750mph
© 2017 A Polkadot Production for the University Of Leicester and Arts Council England.