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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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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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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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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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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