Meet Fred in East Riding

Published: 10 July 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Fred & puppeteers Credit: [email protected]

Action men, dead bodies, potato crisps and what it's like to be a man in the modern world when you don't fit a macho stereotype, Big Boys Don't Cry, from Opposable Thumb Theatre, takes the stage at East Riding Theatre July 16.

The following day, Meet Fred by Hijinx Theatre Company, an Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit "full of expletives and puppet nudity" is an adult / teen show. Called "sharp, funny and vastly entertaining", Fred the cloth puppet is fighting to live in the real world, find a girl, get a job and keep his Puppetry Living Allowance, all while his life is spiralling out of control.

Kerrin Tatman, co-director of Beverley Puppet Festival, said: "Puppet theatre is not just for children and families but is powerful in its own right as an adult theatre form."