Posted: Thu 10th Mar 2016

Come Along and ‘Meet Fred’

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 10th, 2016

He’s just a regular guy who wants to get on in life – Meet Fred! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He wants to get a job, find a nice girl and settle down. The only problem is that Fred is a Puppet, and that’s where his dependency issues start. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is delighted to welcome Hijinx Theatre back to Rhondda Cynon Taf this spring with their latest production. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Day-to-day life is tough for Fred, especially when everything you do relies on three other guys being with you at all times. Out for a quiet walk, on a date, in the bathroom, life is never simple! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Meet Fred is the new show from Hijinx Theatre, a professional company based at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff which tours all across the UK and Europe. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

An endearing comedy theatre performance, it focuses on Fred, an outsider trying to make his mark in a world in which he needs a lot of help as being misunderstood, unseen or outright ignored are all part of the daily grind for him. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for the Environment, Leisure and Culture, said: “Hijinx Theatre has a huge reputation and following wherever their performers appear. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are delighted to welcome them back to our County Borough with Meet Fred, a thought-provoking performance. I am sure many people are looking forward to meeting Fred.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Meet Fred, a 60-minute production, mixes live performance, puppetry and film to make this a comedy show not to be missed. It is suitable for audiences age 12-plus. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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