A FREE Christmas Carol from Fred

To celebrate the launch of our 2018-19 schools’ tour, Fred Theatre is inviting you to join us for a one-off free performance of A Christmas Carol. Taking place at 7pm on Monday 12 November 2018 at the United Reformed Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience how we’re taking live theatre into schools…

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Rehearsals kick off for Christmas Carol

Under the excellent directorship of Tracey Street, rehearsals commenced today (Monday 01 October 2018) for A Christmas Carol. Back for a second outing, Fred Theatre’s own adaptation was written for us last year by Jonathan Lloyd and Abigail Walton. The 90-minute production has the needs of GCSE students very much in mind and is the…

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Meet the cast of the 2018-19 schools’ tour

Fred Theatre is pleased to announce the casting for our upcoming schools’ tour.   This year a team of six professional actors will be taking on a number of roles across no less than four productions: A Christmas Carol, Jekyll & Hyde, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. They are: Kimberley Bradshaw, Robert Coletta, Olly Giles,…

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Macbeth

William Shakespeare Spring 2018 In-school performances Director/Designer: Robert Ball Cast: Liam Atton, Dawn Bush, Sarah Gordon, Libby Grant, Neil Jacks, Peter M Smith

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Scrooge and co. on tour

Fred Theatre’s latest production is a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Written especially for us by Jonathan Lloyd and Abigail Walton, the production is now on tour to schools across England. A cast of five actors is bringing to life Charles Dickens’ classic novella in this lively and fresh retelling of everyone’s favourite Christmas…

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A Christmas Carol

Jonathan Lloyd & Abigail Walton (after Dickens) Autumn 2017 In-school performances (played to more than 3,000 students across England) Director/Designer: Robert Ball Cast: Phil Hemming, Benito Marlay, Lyle Mitchell, Ellie Allum-Marshall, Sarah Robinson

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Rosemary Anne Sisson

Everyone at Fred Theatre has been saddened to learn that distinguished author and script-writer, Rosemary Anne Sisson died peacefully at her London home on 28th July 2017, aged 93.    Last year we were delighted to put one of Rosemary’s superb plays, The Dark Horse, back on stage in its entirety. It was a pleasure and an honour to welcome Rosemary to…

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Dutch Lady retires gracefully

After a successful tour to venues in Stratford upon Avon, London and Birmingham, The Dutch Lady has been put to bed. Fred Theatre has been proud to give this fascinating and very funny Restoration comedy its first recorded public performances. Many thanks to Dr Joseph Stephenson, Abilene Christian University, Texas, for letting Fred have access…

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The Dutch Lady

Anon. 06-12 July 2017 Tour (Shakespeare Institute (Stratford upon Avon), The Cockpit (London), @AE Harris (Birmingham)) Director/Designer: Robert Ball Dramaturg: Joe Stephenson Composer: Robert Lane Cast: Ellie Allum-Marshall, Nathan Blyth, Georgia Christodoulou, Kelley Costigan, Phil Hemming, Neil Jacks, Edward Loboda, Lyle Mitchell, James Parsons, Marc Phillips, Peter M Smith

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History of The Dutch Lady revealed

If you’d like to learn more about the history of The Dutch Lady, there’s now an excellent podcast you can listen to. Dr Joe Stephenson, who brought the play to Fred Theatre’s attention, has been interviewed by howlround.com, an online resource for theatre type people. Anyone can listen though, and in the podcast Joe provides…

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