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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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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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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Winners

Abigail Walton 17-19 July 2016  Crescent Theatre, Birmingham  Director/Designer: Robert F. Ball Cast: Nathan Blyth, Charlie Ives

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One Year Off

Forrester & Fletcher 7-12 June 2016 Old Red Lion, London “a witty, perceptive, exceptional satire of our culture and its eccentricities” * * * * *  the upcoming.co.uk Director/Designer: Robert F. Ball Cast: Vincent Gould, Sheetal Kapoor, Darren Tassell, Scott Westwood

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