Sat 6 May | Doors 7.45pm | £12 | Under 16s £11
“Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice”
(David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival)
Meet Fred. He is just a regular guy who wants to get on in life. He wants a good job and to settle down with a nice girl. Meet Fred is a visually inventive and entertaining snapshot into the life of a potty-mouthed puppet with a feisty personality who fights prejudice every day. It is an original exploration of what it means to be different, an outsider trying to make his mark in a world in which he needs a lot of help. With wit and dark humour Hijinx (Cardiff) expose 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”.
“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. “ Total Theatre
“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 holds barred subversive satire” Edinburgh Guide
“If you only see one show at the EdFringe this year, make sure you see Meet Fred” Fringe Review
“Every moment of the show is captivating”
“Meet Fred is laugh out loud funny” To Do List
“Prepare to be tickled and devastated in equal measure” The Upcoming
“An incredible production which demands to be seen” Young Perspective
“A prime example of emotional manipulation in all the best ways” The List
“The show is a celebration of cooperation and collaboration, of people combining their strengths to create something joyous” The Stage
Age guide: Suitable for children 14+
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