Fred Theatre


Fred Theatre was established in 2012 by artistic director Robert F. Ball.

Since then a range of midlands-based talent has been brought together across more than a dozen productions.

Fred seeks out the very best actors, designers, and writers to deliver high quality professional theatre—often in non-traditional theatre spaces

Fred’s mission is summed up as: Classic drama, contemporary theatre. The company looks for new ways to re-tell familiar stories, and to bring the very best in new writing to the stage.

And the name? Well, it’s just that… a name! But Fred sounds friendly, welcoming, a name you will remember and come to trust will provide you with great theatre.

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Orchestra Of The Swan


The Bard’s Night is delighted to have the support of the Orchestra of the Swan, who will provide musicians for 2018.

Orchestra of the Swan – OOTS to its friends – has its home in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and is also Associate Orchestra at Town Hall Birmingham with other residencies at Number 8 Pershore, Huntingdon Hall Worcester and Malvern Theatres.

The orchestra gives over 40 concerts annually and is increasing its overseas touring. In 2014 the orchestra undertook its first highly successful tour to China. In 2016 OOTS performed in the Istanbul International Festival and in 2017-18 tours are planned to Mexico and New York (Carnegie Hall). OOTS has also toured the UK with groups such as Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and James, with sell-out performances at London’s Albert Hall.


Daibolous In Musica

Diabolus in Musica is a merry band of professional minstrels who provide a truly authentic flavour of Elizabethan England. Their music, instruments and costumes are all accurately researched, and they play music that’s an instant hit with most audiences.

Using 16th century improvisation techniques to keep the music fresh, every performance is different, and the tempo, style and instrumentation change regularly. No-one gets bored when Diabolus in Musica is playing.

Above all, the group makes early music fun. So, if you’re looking for a themed concert, talk to Diabolus in Musica.


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