Presented by Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit...

Meet Fred

Wednesday 8th Mar 2017, Corn Exchange Auditorium

Full Price £15 / Concessions Price £13 / under-25s £8

Meet Fred, the two-foot tall cloth puppet that fights prejudice every day.

Fred 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.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 sell out show Meet Fred is 'sharp, funny and vastly entertaining' (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.

Hijinx, a pioneer of inclusive theatre, produces theatre in which actors with and without disabilities work alongside each other as equals. The cast of Meet Fred includes two actors with Aspergers and one with Downs’s syndrome, working alongside four actors without learning disabilities. Established over 30 years ago, the Cardiff-based company has been touring integrated casts - casts involving actors both with and without learning disabilities - in its professional shows since 2006.

Age guide 14+ | Contains strong language and puppet nudity.

Post Show Talk

  • “An ingeniously conceived, hilarious and truly unmissable piece of theatre”
    ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
  • “A terrifically funny no holds barred subversive satire”
    ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
  • “...sharp, funny and vastly entertaining”
    The Guardian