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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The Dutch Lady

Fred Theatre presents, for the first time in over 300 years, The Dutch Lady.   London c.1650: Fuscara, the Dutch lady, finds herself broke and needing to marry for money. Follow her exploits in this hilarious Restoration comedy, recently discovered in manuscript in the USA.   Suitable for ages 14+ Running time, approx. 3 hours…

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Dutch Lady missing for three centuries back on stage

This July Fred Theatre is presenting a recently discovered Restoration comedy that hasn’t been seen on stage for more than three centuries. The Dutch Lady turned up in a manuscript buried in the bowels of Boston public library, in the USA. So far the play remains anonymous. Forgotten for over three centuries, in February 2017,…

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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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