Actors: A Christmas Carol (schools’ tour)

Fred Theatre is embarking on its fourth year of touring schools with accessible 90-minute productions based on GCSE texts. The production forms part of a two-hour session, the remaining time being filled with additional pedagogical elements. In the autumn term of 2019 the company is touring with A Christmas Carol. Fred Theatre is seeking to…

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Why Will You Say That I Am Mad? – review

The reviews are in… Fred Theatre’s recent production of Why Will You Say that I Am Mad?, devised and directed by Peter Malin, has been reviewed in today’s Stratford-upon-Avon Herald (01/08/19). Describing the play as a “remarkable insight into life of troubled genius”, reviewer Charles Essex is full of praise for the entire cast and…

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The Comedy of Errors

Not a Fred Theatre production, but a show you won’t want to miss this autumn: Ketterer’s Men present The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. This fabulous local company exists to raise money for the excellent Liz Ketterer Trust, and everyone gives their time for free—including our very own artistic director, Robert Ball, who is…

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Why Will You Say that I Am Mad?

Stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe, devised by Peter Malin July 2019 The Bear Pit, Stratford-upon-Avon Director/Designer: Peter Malin Composer: Dewi Dankmeyer Cast: Kelley Costigan, Dewi Dankmeyer, Peter Malin, Louis Osborne, Abigail Rokison-Woodall

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Gumption

Jonathan DW Lloyd July 2019 The Bear Pit, Stratford-upon-Avon Director/Designer: Jonathan DW Lloyd Cast: Jonathan DW Lloyd

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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.  …

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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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