Closure of FRED Theatre

It is with regret that we have been forced to close FRED Theatre with immediate effect. The combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and the death of FRED’s founder and artistic director, Robert Ball, has meant that there is now no chance of the company being able to stage a recovery. Any enquiries may be directed…

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Robert Ball (1968-2020)

We are deeply saddened to have to announce the death of the founder of FRED Theatre, Robert Ball. Robert started FRED in 2012 and since then has been its guiding light and principal director. The company has produced nearly thirty shows, most of them directed by Robert. Robert’s love of theatre and education through theatre,…

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Notice from artistic director

In order to protect the future of Fred Theatre Limited, the company has been mothballed from the beginning of April. Staff have received notification of furlough, and are subsequently unable to respond to any communication for the time being. Please be assured, these measures have been undertaken with the sincerest hope that the company can…

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Fred Theatre schools’ tours 2019-20

In these testing times life is challenging. For all of us.With the Government’s decision to close schools from today Fred Theatre has cancelled the remainder of this year’s tours. We had hoped to run through till Easter as planned.This is disappointing all round, but understandable.The past couple of years have brought various challenges of their own, but…

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A great message from ATG

We’ve just spotted this timely new advert from our friends at the Ambassador Theatre Group. We think it’s a wonderful message for everyone — the shows will go on. We’re working hard to still be here when the world gets back to normal. However, that work is only worthwhile if you can support us at…

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Covid-19 Statement from artistic director:

Fred Theatre takes the health and wellbeing of its team and audiences very seriously. We are constantly monitoring the current coronavirus pandemic, listening to the Government’s advice and consulting with schools and members of our team. At present, whilst schools remain open, we continue to tour. Our team travels by car, minimising exposure to other…

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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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Scrooge and co. on tour

Fred Theatre’s latest production is a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Written especially for us by Jonathan Lloyd and Abigail Walton, the production is now on tour to schools across England. A cast of five actors is bringing to life Charles Dickens’ classic novella in this lively and fresh retelling of everyone’s favourite Christmas…

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Rosemary Anne Sisson

Everyone at Fred Theatre has been saddened to learn that distinguished author and script-writer, Rosemary Anne Sisson died peacefully at her London home on 28th July 2017, aged 93.    Last year we were delighted to put one of Rosemary’s superb plays, The Dark Horse, back on stage in its entirety. It was a pleasure and an honour to welcome Rosemary to…

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