Fred & Madge

Cast: 4f 7m

Staging: can be simply staged

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Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848424548Publication Date:
18 Sep 2014
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First Staged:
Hope Theatre, London, 2014

Fred & Madge

By Joe Orton

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Joe Orton's brilliantly inventive and staggeringly bold first play.

Fred and Madge are a normal couple. Or so we think until a director and an audience member start interrupting and reworking this play within a play.

Exhilaratingly subversive, the play includes the destruction of the Festival Hall, professional insulters intent on purging society with laughter and a dystopian England overgrown with marigolds. Full of biting satire and sardonic wit, it mingles astutely observed social realism with myth: Fred's job is to push boulders up a hill, and Madge's is to sieve water.

Written in 1959, Fred & Madge finally received its premiere in 2014 at the Hope Theatre, London.

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'A brilliantly bizarre satire... you see all of Orton's wild genius developing minute by minute'

The Stage

Cast: 4f 7m

Staging:can be simply staged

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848424548Publication Date:
18 Sep 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 104 pages ISBN: 9781780015033Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
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