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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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Will you help Fred?

This autumn we’re asking friends of Fred to help us. In February we’re taking our new production of Macbeth out on the road. In addition to public performances in Birmingham, Stratford upon Avon, London and Warwick, we’re taking the production into schools. Everything is set up and ready to go, and we have budgets to…

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Gooning soon to a stage near you

Gooning soon to a stage near you Fred Theatre has teamed up with the crazy guys at Birmingham Comedy Festival to produce a stage version of two episodes from the classic radio series in early 2017. Following sell-out performances at 2014’s comedy festival, we’re delighted to bring back The Goon Show, refreshed with new episodes…

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Macbeth

Power. Ambition. Murder. Fred Theatre will bring Shakespeare’s tragedy of greed, lust and betrayal to life in a new and intimate production for 2017. In an action-packed 90 minutes, six actors will present this timeless classic in a contemporary setting. The production will ask who, in the twenty-first century, can be trusted to tell us…

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