Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice

David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival

First performed as a scratch during our 'Your Room' series of events last October, The Other Room are delighted to host the wonderful Hijinx Theatre for a limited series of previews of their brilliant show, 'Meet Fred', as part of their Hijinx Unity Festival, before it heads to the Edinburgh Festival throughout August.

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.

Rated 14+. Contains strong language and puppet nudity.

Running time: 60 minutes, no interval.

A highly entertaining, moving and brilliantly produced piece of theatre.

Wales Arts Review

The puppetry here is sublime.

Arts Scene in Wales

Striking visual inventiveness - both funny and poignant.

British Theatre Guide

Have you met Fred yet? If not, you should.

Disability Arts Online

Cast & Creatives

Puppeteer & voice of Fred

Dan McGowan


Craig Quat


Morgan Thomas

Lucille & The Maker

Lindsay Foster


Richard Newnham


Ben Pettitt-Wade

Puppetry Dramaturgs

Tom Espina & Guilia Innocenti of Blind Summit

Lighting Designer

Ceri James


Tom Ayres

Stage Manager

Martin Vick

Meet Fred is devised by the Company



Pay What You Can preview: 23/6, 7.30pm

24/6 & 28/6, 7.30pm

30/6 - 2/7, 5.30pm

BSL interpreted performance: 30/6

Audio Described performance: 1/7

£12/10 concessions.

£5 tickets for jobseekers (proof of status required)