Fred and Madge , Hope Theatre, London

Published 5 years and 6 months ago on The Stage UK

Hope Theatre, London: This, Joe Orton's first play, looks at the tedium of marriage and everyday life - but it's not all doom and gloom; Fred and Madge is a riotous satire. From its deadpan Becketian beginnings to its increasingly farcical conclusions you see all of Orton's wild genius developing minute by minute. It makes for a messy play but a brilliant one too; this is unlike anything else you'll see on the fringe.

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