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Meet Fred (Relaxed Performance)

£15 / £11 Concessions   

Also showing on Mon 4 Sept at 7.30PM (BSL interpreted)

Running Time
80 mins

14yrs +

Tobacco Factory Theatres

Start Time


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

He 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. This Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 sell-out hit contains strong language and puppet nudity.

Hijinx are a professional and inclusive theatre company who tour and collaborate both in the U.K. and internationally, to critical acclaim. What makes Hijinx different, is that their casts always include actors with learning disabilities. 

Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice.
— David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival
Sharp, funny and vastly entertaining.
— The Guardian

This is an accessible event and has little or no spoken word. This is part of Bristol Festival of Puppetry’s new programme to interrogate and develop the diversity agenda for puppetry. Delivered in association with Diverse City and Doing Things Differently, and with support from leading Deaf artist David Ellington and Bristol Physical Access Chain, Interchange is a strand of action-learning embedded at the heart of BFP17, which asks:
What is the unique role that puppetry can play in addressing the diversity agenda?

Click Here for more information and other accessible events.

For more information on Hijinx Theatre's lab with Blind Summit 5-6 Sep click here

Earlier Event: September 4
New Visions: Crawling and Wriggling
Later Event: September 4
New Visions: Material Stories