Rough Haired Pointer and Adam Spreadbury-Maher present
The professional world premiere of
JOE ORTON’S ‘FRED & MADGE’
at The Hope Theatre, Islington
Performances: 15th September – 18 October
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinee 18 October 2.30
Tickets £13 - £16
Previews: 15, 16, 17 September
All seats £10
Fred & Madge (1959) is the first play by Joe Orton. Until now this full length play has been unseen. Now for the first time it will be staged at The Hope Theatre, a stone’s throw from Orton’s former bedsit flat on Noel Road where he lived, wrote and was murdered.
Fred and Madge are a normal unhappily married couple. Or so we think… until we discover that they are inhabiting a play about themselves. To this meta-theatrical framework, the young Orton adds his trademark biting satire and social insight, along with the truly strange.
Full of sardonic wit and sexual innuendo Joe Orton's Fred & Madge is a fascinating and hilarious insight into the development of one of the most original minds of 20th century theatre.
Read more about Fred and Madge here
Read recent article in The Guardian here
Director Mary Franklin
Designer Christopher Hone
Lighting Designer Seth Rook-Williams
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