“eye opening”, “thought provoking” and “captivating” performances coming to Telford

Oakengates Theatre @ The Place is to host two powerful performances on issues of race and prejudice:

“eye opening”, “thought provoking” and “captivating” performances coming to Telford
“Meet Fred” – Monday 3 April, 7.30pm

Fred is a two feet 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. This show, which contains strong language and puppet nudity, sold out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 and has been highly acclaimed by theatre critics:

“Packed full of first-rate theatrical invention, irreverent reveling, and with an urgent human story at its heart, Meet Fred is a real marvel. Essential viewing for humans and puppets everywhere” - Total Theatre.

“The humour here is 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.

Tickets are priced £13, concession £12.

“Sorry, No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs” - Wednesday 17 May, 7.30pm

Produced and presented by the charity ‘Gazebo Theatre in Education Company’ this powerful play is an exploration of racism and migration. Two strangers find themselves in a room of suitcases, books and stories which take them on a journey of discovery, reflection and tragedy, and bring the events of hundreds of years gone before bang up to date. 

Featuring, amongst others, Mary Seacole, Walter Tull, Black Panther - Obi Egbuna, Queen Nanny of the Maroons and William, who sailed aboard the SS Empire Windrush, this play is eye opening, thought provoking and set to stimulate discussion.

Tickets are priced £15, concession £12.

Tickets for both performances are on sale now and can be booked online at www.theplacetelford.com by calling the box office on 01952 382382, or in person at the theatre or Southwater One in Telford Town Centre.

All ticket purchases for shows at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place will be subject to a £2 non refundable administration fee per transaction.