Banterworks

Join us for a rehearsed reading of the new play from Forrester & Fletcher (One Year Off). What happens when a forgotten seaside town is remembered by all the wrong people?  Stigby-on-Sea is a post-industrial ‘shithole’ somewhere in the north east. The high street is dead, the football team is dire and the community’s pride…

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GUMPTION

Philip and Amanda drink to the future, Chloe seeks recognition in a hectic world, a man on a street corner wants you to listen, Carla comes to terms with a different way of life, Ade considers his sentence, Charlie and Naga repeat the cycle, and the playwright is inspired to create a new work. Performed…

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Why Will You Say that I Am Mad?

Join us for a journey through the dark landscape of Edgar Allan Poe – the man, his life and his works.  Featuring readings from the acknowledged master of American Gothic, including The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart, the evening will delight and surprise in equal measure, both old and new fans.  Mad genius? Tormented artist? …

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Stratford’s Elders Theatre Company

Fred Theatre is very pleased to be supporting our town’s newly established Elders Theatre Company (ETC). Whilst the company gets set-up we’ll be hosting their news here on our web site. Next up will be information on the crowdfunding campaign. Check back for that soon, or sign-up for the ETC news emails and we’ll let…

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New Poe show this summer

‘Why Will You Say That I am Mad?’ is a brand new production from Fred Theatre, heading to Stratford’s Bear Pit this summer. At its heart is a collection of staged readings from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Some may be very familiar, some maybe not so. Weaving the evening together is an appearance…

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Win-win for Holly, Hannah and Fred Theatre

A successful placement with Stratford-based Fred Theatre was recognised last week when Holly Hayes received the University of Birmingham’s College of Arts & Law Internship Student of the Year Award. Over the past few months Fred Theatre has welcomed two interns from the University of Birmingham’s Experience Arts scheme. Artistic director, Robert Ball says: “It…

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Schools’ Tour 2018-19

Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Christmas Carol, Jekyll & Hyde In-school performances across the UK Director/Designer: Robert Ball, Tracey Street Cast: Kimberley Bradshaw, Robert Coletta, Olly Giles, Sally Hyde-Lomax, Anthony Webster, Ciara Willson

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Catch MACBETH for FREE in Stratford

Fred Theatre invites you to join us for a one-off FREE performance of Macbeth. Taking place at 7pm on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at the United Reformed Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience how we’re taking live theatre into schools across the country. Tickets are FREE, but there will be an on-the-door collection,…

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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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