Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit
“Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice”
(David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival)
Meet Fred, the two foot tall cloth puppet who fights prejudice every day. He just wants to be a regular guy, part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control.
Hijinx is an inclusive theatre company based in Cardiff. All of their productions include learning disabled performers alongside performers without learning disability. Meet Fred features three performers with learning disabilities, all of whom were heavily involved in the devising of the production.
Contains strong language and puppet nudity.
Age guidance 14+
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 sell-out show Meet Fred is ‘sharp, funny and vastly entertaining’ (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian).
“Packed full of first-rate theatrical invention, irreverent revelling, and with an urgent human story at its heart, Meet Fred is a real marvel. Essential viewing for humans and puppets everywhere.”
“The humour here is brilliantly black with mordant social and political relevance”
“A terrifically funny no holds barred subversive satire”
“If you only see one show at the EdFringe this year, make sure you see Meet Fred”
£12 (concessions £10)