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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The Dark Horse

Rosemary Anne Sisson 18-20 May 2016 The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford upon Avon “…brilliantly came alive in the capable hands of Fred” Stratford Upon Avon Herald Director/Designer: Robert F. Ball Cast: Ashleigh Aston, Nathan Blyth, David Claridge, Alexander Clifford, Kelley Costigan, Phil Hemming, Phil Jennings, Craig Kendall, Alex Lacey, Elizabeth Lloyd Raynes, Edward Loboda, James Parsons,…

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Friend or Foe?

Three one-act plays from WW1 On tour March 2016 “a good and enjoyable piece of classic drama and contemporary theatre brought to life by a talented Fred Theatre Company” Stratford Upon Avon Herald Director/Designer: Peter Malin Cast: Nathan Blyth, Emmeline Braefield, Mollie Fyfe Taylor, Charlie Ives, James Parsons, Peter M. Smith, Barbara Treen

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