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SHOWS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MEET FRED
LITTLE MATCH GIRL
CITIZEN PUPPET
LE ROSSIGNOL
THE PUPPET MONOLOGUES
THE MAGIC FLUTE
THE HEADS
THE TABLE
PAPER STORY
BE SAFE - NIGEL MOUND
OLYMPICS
MASTER & MARGARITA
KOMMILITONEN!
EL GATO CON BOTAS
A DOG'S HEART
THE OTHER SEDER
CALL OF THE WILD
TESTING PANACEA
1984
ORIGINS
ARHAT TAMING THE DRAGON
HIS DARK MATERIALS
SHUNKIN
ON EMOTION
FAERIES
MADAM BUTTERFLY
LOW LIFE
CHEREVICHKI
A PUPPET IN THE WORKS
MARTIN'S WEDDING
PIRATE PUPPETRY
THE SPACEMAN
TRAMPING THE BOARDS
MR CHINA'S SON

           
 

By Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit

A cloth puppet fights prejudice every day. Fred just wants to be part of the real world; get a job, meet a girl. However, when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fredís life begins to spiral out of his control.

Hijinx are a professional theatre company based in Cardiff, Wales. They produce and create theatre that always includes actors who have learning disabilities. The company call this 'inclusive theatre' - making much of the skills and raw talent of people who often get overlooked in todayís world, giving them a platform to make and perform stunning theatre alongside actors who donít have disabilities.

In 2014 Blind Summit spent a week's residency with Hijinx. From this week Meet Fred was born. Over the past two years we have designed and built puppets, directed the puppetry and assisted with dramaturgy. Meet Fred is available for touring.

"Slick, smart puppetry for adults with a political edge"
**** The Stage

"Striking visual inventiveness Ė both funny and poignant"
**** BritishTheatreGuide

***** The Herald
***** Broadway Baby
***** Edinburgh Guide
**** The List

Tour history

2016:

26 Feb - 9 March, tour of Wales:
Blackwood Miners', Blackwood
Chapter, Cardiff
Park and Dare, Treorchy
Pontardawe Arts Centre
Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil
The Miners' Ammanford
The Torch, Milford Haven

5 - 26 August, Summerhall as part of Edinburgh Fringe

15 September, Circomedia, Bristol

30 Sept - 1 Oct, Theaterfestival Grenzenlos Kultur, Mainz, Germany

 

 

Meet Fred
 

Hijinx Theatre Site

Produced by Hijinx Theatre

In association with Blind Summit

Directed by Ben Pettitt-Wade

Devised by the company

Performers: Richard Newnham, Lindsay Foster, Martin Vick, Dan McGowan, Morgan Thomas, Jon Kidd

Puppetry Dramaturgs: Giulia Innocenti and Tom Espiner for Blind Summit

Puppets designed and made by Blind Summit. Makers: Helen Foan and Morven Mulgrew

Lighting Design/Production Manager: Ceri James

Technician: Tom Aires

Theme music: Jonathan Dunn Production


 

 
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