Inaugural Bard’s Night a triumph

Fred Theatre was on hand at the first ever Bard’s Night celebration in Stratford upon Avon in April. An outstanding evening of Shakespeare themed entertainment, music and dramatic performances made for a memorable night of celebration at Stratford’s ArtsHouse, on the eve of the Stratford Literary Festival and just ahead of the Shakespeare Birthday Weekend….

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The Bard’s Night, 2017

various A Stratford Projects Limited event, supported by Fred Theatre April 2017 The ArtsHouse, Stratford upon Avon Director: Robert Ball Cast: Mollie Fyfe-Taylor, Sarah Gordon, Phil Hemming, James Parsons, Peter M. Smith, Claire Sullivan, with music from Bukechi, Diabolus in Musica, and dance from the Stratford Morris.

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Macbeth

William Shakespeare February 2017 Tour (Stratford upon Avon, London, Warwick) and in-school performances Director/Designer: Robert Ball Lighting (Stratford): Nic Walsh Cast: Nathan Blyth, Emmeline Braefield, Sarah Gordon, Neil Jacks, James Parsons, Peter M. Smith

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The Goon Show

Spike Milligan February 2017 Tour (Stratford upon Avon, Birmingham, Shrewsbury) Director: Robert Ball Cast: Phil Hemming, Stephan Bessant, Mark Earby, Richard Usher A co-production with Birmingham Comedy Festival

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Madness comes to Stratford

The Goon Show is back on stage from tonight in a new co-production from Birmingham Comedy Festival and Fred Theatre. Recreating the atmosphere of the original 1950s studio recordings are (pictured l to r) Phil Hemming, Richard Usher, Stephan Bessant and Mark Earby. You can catch The Goon Show tonight through Friday at The Bear…

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Macbeth goes on tour

Fred Theatre’s production of Macbeth is now on tour. After its first performances at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, this week, the show now moves on to London and Warwick. Audience feedback has been great. One school that saw the show on Monday emailed to say: “…we brought 40 year 11 students last…

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Macbeth opens tomorrow

Fred Theatre’s exciting new production of Macbeth opens tomorrow, Monday 6 February. After a lot of planning, rehearsing, promotion and all the stuff that goes into making a great production tick, the company is ready to launch the show on the good citizens of Stratford upon Avon. After Stratford, Macbeth moves on to London on…

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Goons back on the radio

Star of upcoming The Goon Show, Richard Usher, has been busy promoting the show on BBC Radio. Earlier today, Richard was interviewed live on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester’s breakfast show. Click the link below to hear Richard, complete with some of his wonderful Goon Show voices. In the upcoming production, Richard takes on the…

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Macbeth rehearsals underway

Rehearsals for Fred Theatre’s upcoming production of Macbeth are now in full swing. The cast met for the first time last week in Birmingham where they are getting to grips with the text, characters, and themes in the play. Under the direction of Fred’s artistic director, Robert Ball, the company is working on a contemporary…

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Fred on board for Bard’s Night Celebration

Fred Theatre is delighted to be teaming up with Stratford Projects Limited (SPL) on this year’s Bard’s Night celebration in Stratford upon Avon.Robert, our Artistic Director, will be curating a full programme of entertainment to take place across the evening. He says: “I’m really enjoying working on our exciting plans for Bard’s Night along with…

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