A production of Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing or Romeo and Juliet in your school, prior to opening in a London theatre

Following our recent sell out tour of A Christmas Carol in schools across the UK, Fred Theatre is now touring with three Shakespearean classics: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Much Ado About Nothing.

Having seen how the rehearsals are going I’m confident these shows will get an equally great response from both pupils and teachers alike.

Our 90 minute adaptations are fresh and exciting re-tellings of familiar and much-loved stories. Each features a cast of six professional actors. We concentrate on the text and producing a faithful representation of the original—just a little shorter!

All productions can be performed in your school; all we need is a space approximately 5m x 5m with room (of course) for the audience. If you have room, and feel it would be a good idea, you can also invite some parents along too, so that they can see what their sons and daughters are studying.

To find out more, simply e-mail Helen in our office, helen@fred-theatre.co.uk, or call us on 01789 777612. We’ll collect a few details from you and respond with potential dates and a quote.

Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet also have in-theatre public performances. We are at:

The Cockpit, Marylebone, LONDON 20-21 February

The Bear Pit, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, 5-9 February

Helen can provide more information on these performances, or you can book tickets with the venues. I look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, since Fred Fact numbers 1 and 2 went down so well here is Fred Fact #3…

Fred Theatre’s education officer, Abigail Walton, is always on hand to discuss with schools any particular needs they may have associated with an in-school performance. Whether this be a workshop with students, or a requirement for a more relaxed performance. Abi can be contacted via Helen (details above).

Robert Ball
Artistic Director

PS: It’s always good to get comments from teachers, and here’s one I received recently which I thought I’d share:

I just wanted to send a quick email to extend my thanks for last night.  The performance was phenomenal!  All of the pupils were extremely complimentary and positive about the performance.  The actors were truly brilliant.  The ‘faithfulness’ to the text has left the pupils engaged and ready for their English Literature studies. Please keep us updated with further performances as we would love to have the company in again! Thank you
Stephanie Robson, Dyke House Sports and Technology College, Hartlepool