Meet Fred – A foul-mouthed puppet who fights prejudice every day

Meet Fred – A foul-mouthed puppet who fights prejudice every day “Sharp, funny and vastly entertaining “ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian Carriageworks Theatre, Thursday 16 March, 7.30pm

Following a highly successful 3-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hijinx (Cardiff), in association with Blind Summit (London) are bringing Meet Fred, a snapshot into the life of a potty mouthed puppet with a feisty personality who fights prejudice every day, to Carriageworks Theatre on Thursday 16 March. NB - Contains strong language and puppet nudity. '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. The only problem is that Fred is a two-foot tall cloth puppet and day to day life has many dependency issues when everything you do relies on three other guys being with you at all times. After a run in with the DWP (Department for Work and Puppets) he is threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance) and Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control. Meet Fred 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 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”.
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