Hijinx in association with Blind Summit

Meet Fred

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Tue 28 Feb, 20:00

Advisory age: 14+



“Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice” David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival

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. Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 sell out show Meet Fred is Sharp, funny and vastly entertaining (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian). Contains strong language and puppet nudity.

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.

Contains strong language and puppet nudity.

Ticket information

£12, £10 concessions, £8 members - become a member

Meet Fred Trailer 2016

Meet Fred Trailer 2016


  • 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

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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