New Poe show this summer

‘Why Will You Say That I am Mad?’ is a brand new production from Fred Theatre, heading to Stratford’s Bear Pit this summer. At its heart is a collection of staged readings from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Some may be very familiar, some maybe not so. Weaving the evening together is an appearance…

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Win-win for Holly, Hannah and Fred Theatre

A successful placement with Stratford-based Fred Theatre was recognised last week when Holly Hayes received the University of Birmingham’s College of Arts & Law Internship Student of the Year Award. Over the past few months Fred Theatre has welcomed two interns from the University of Birmingham’s Experience Arts scheme. Artistic director, Robert Ball says: “It…

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Catch MACBETH for FREE in Stratford

Fred Theatre invites you to join us for a one-off FREE performance of Macbeth. Taking place at 7pm on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at the United Reformed Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience how we’re taking live theatre into schools across the country. Tickets are FREE, but there will be an on-the-door collection,…

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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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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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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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