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Hijinx Theatre – Meet Fred
29 March 2017 - 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit present Meet Fred
Meet Fred, the two foot tall cloth puppet who just wants to be a regular guy: get a job, meet a girl, settle down. But when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control.
Starring a potty-mouthed but loveable puppet, Meet Fred takes a timely look at what it is to be disadvantaged in today’s society and is performed by actors both with and without disabilities. Punchy, comical and not afraid to say it how it is, the show follows an outsider who is trying to make his mark in a world in which he needs a lot of help.
Bursting with wit and dark humour it exposes the ridiculous situations some of the most vulnerable in our society encounter when their support is taken from them, exploding the myth that “we are all in this together”.
Packed full of first-rate theatrical invention, irreverent revelling, and with an urgent human story at its heart, Meet Fred is a marvel. Essential viewing for humans and puppets everywhere. Contains strong language and puppet nudity!
***** “The humour here is brilliantly black with mordant social and political relevance” The Herald
***** “Meet Fred is an ingeniously conceived, hilarious and truly unmissable piece of theatre.” Broadway Baby
***** “A terrifically funny no holes barred subversive satire” Edinburgh Guide