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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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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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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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Meet the cast of the 2018-19 schools’ tour

Fred Theatre is pleased to announce the casting for our upcoming schools’ tour.   This year a team of six professional actors will be taking on a number of roles across no less than four productions: A Christmas Carol, Jekyll & Hyde, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. They are: Kimberley Bradshaw, Robert Coletta, Olly Giles,…

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Dutch Lady missing for three centuries back on stage

This July Fred Theatre is presenting a recently discovered Restoration comedy that hasn’t been seen on stage for more than three centuries. The Dutch Lady turned up in a manuscript buried in the bowels of Boston public library, in the USA. So far the play remains anonymous. Forgotten for over three centuries, in February 2017,…

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Madness comes to Stratford

The Goon Show is back on stage from tonight in a new co-production from Birmingham Comedy Festival and Fred Theatre. Recreating the atmosphere of the original 1950s studio recordings are (pictured l to r) Phil Hemming, Richard Usher, Stephan Bessant and Mark Earby. You can catch The Goon Show tonight through Friday at The Bear…

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