Delusions of Adequacy

A Genuinely Original Comedy For The Free Fringe

"Nihilism, Cynicism, Sarcasm, Orgasm... and the Dole queue"

This upbeat ensemble piece of comedic theatre follows Anthony Bates, a misanthrope with a superiority complex, dealing with affairs of the heart and the dole office.

Anthony is a cynical northern unemployment statistic. Delusions of Adequacy takes us through his depressing actuality while exploring his delusional reality. With less than helpful asides from his vicious Greek chorus.


Audience feedback from "Delusions of Adequacy" at the 2013 Fringe:

"The writing is exceptional and bursting with ideas and the leaflet states that the show is written by Matthew Greenhough and created by the company, and you really get the sense that this is an ensemble piece."

"This is a varied and hugely enjoyable production and all the more extraordinary when you find out that it was written and created by the cast in a very short time; just in case you were in any doubt of the talent involved here"

"Highly recommend @DelusionsPlayUK's performance of #delusionsofadequacy, funny, slick and fast paced! @freefringefest"

"Pretty sure @DelusionsPlayUK is the best thing I've seen at #fringe."

Delusions of Adequacy was Wound Up Theatre's first full legnth play which premiered in Edinburgh as part of the PBH Free Fringe in 2013.

"A genuinely original mix of innovative satire and comedy from Wound Up Theatre, on their debut outing at the Fringe... This production has no worries regarding 'Delusions of Adequacy.' Their talent is obvious. This show deserves to be a sell-out. Don't miss it." 

A Unique Stage Comedy: Part Theatre, Part Sitcom, Part Stand-Up, Part Greek Tragedy.


Creative Team

Written by Matthew Greenhough

Developed, Devised and Performed by the Delusions company:

Matthew Greenhough

Lauren Pattison

Katy O'Brien

James Morren 

Luke Taylor

Technical Support, Graham Clarke

Traditionally subversive, seriously comical. 

© 2019 by Wound Up Theatre.

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