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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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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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Meet The Goon Show guys

“Absolutely, utterly, 100% unmissable!” The Goon Show Preservation Society (GSPS)   Relive the lunacy of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe as Seagoon, Eccles, Bluebottle, Major Bloodnok and Minnie uncover the dark secret of THE HOUSE OF TEETH, while a devilish case of Government misspending reveals a seemingly impossible invention in THE JET-PROPELLED GUIDED…

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