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Outpatient by Harriet Madeley to have Edinburgh Fringe Previews at Reading Rep Theatre

Reading Rep Theatre. Cred. Simon Kennedy ejn0fn

Credit: Simon Kennedy

Today Crowded Room and Reading Rep Theatre have announced that Harriet Madeley’s new one-woman show Outpatient will have a Fringe Preview run at the Berkshire Theatre from 22-23 July ahead of a run at Summerhall from 1-26 August, as part of the 2024 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Crowded Room production, in association with Reading Rep Theatre, is the first solo show from Harriet Madeley and continues Madeley’s relationship with the theatre following their 2023 award-nominated world premiere production of Madeley’s adaptation of Hedda Gabler.

DEATH. It's coming for us all, so why don't we talk about it?

Well, OIive is bloody well going to. Via an earth-shattering piece of serious journalism that'll be her ticket off the entertainment desk and into a Pulitzer Prize. But when Olive starts recruiting dying people to interview for her hot take on mortality... the last thing she expects is to become one of them.

Based on real events, Outpatient is an interrogation of invincibility that will make you laugh… and so live longer.

Paul Stacey, Founding Artistic Director of Reading Rep Theatre said: “We're thrilled to be working with Harriet Madeley again after the success of Hedda Gabler at the start of the year. Outpatient promises to be another remarkable production. It’s a powerful and thought-provoking piece that delves into themes of mortality and humanity with both humour and sensitivity.

At Reading Rep, we are committed to supporting artists in creating their best work. Seeing these productions come to life here in Reading before making their way to prestigious platforms like the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond is a testament to the vibrant cultural scene we are fostering. We are immensely proud to be part of Harriet’s journey and to share Outpatient with our audiences.”

More information can be found at


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