Meet Fred

in association with Blind Summit

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. Contains strong language and puppet nudity.

Upcoming Performances

A global smash hit! Meet Fred has been performed over 250 times, seen by over 25,000 people, while visiting 130 cities in 19 countries across 3 continents.

Current Touring Cast.

Gareth Clark

The Director

Lindsay Foster

Lucille / The Maker

Ffion Gwyther

Marta (Martin understudy)

Nick Halliwell

Puppeteer & voice of 'Fred'

Gareth John


Iwan Jones


Sam Harding


Llŷr Williams


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Sharp, funny and vastly entertaining.

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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…an ingeniously conceived, hilarious and truly unmissable piece of theatre.

Broadway Baby

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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

Creative Team.

Ben Pettitt-Wade


Ceri James

Lighting Designer

Tom Ayres

Production Manager

Ellis Wrightbrook


Jonathan Dunn

Original Music

Tom Espiner & Giulia Innocenti

Puppetry Dramaturgs (of Blind Summit)

Lindsay Foster, Dan McGowan, Richard Newnham, Craig Quat, Morgan Thomas & Martin Vick

Original Devising Cast

Jon Dafydd-Kidd, Denni Dennis, Ellen Groves & South Academy 1

R&D Devisors