By Hijinx


14 + and Adult – Contains Strong language and puppet nudity

Wed 12 Feb 7.30pm

The Poly, £10/8

Running time: 80 mins




“Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice”

(David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival)

A cloth puppet fights prejudice every day. Fred just wants to be 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 Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 sell out hit contains strong language and puppet nudity.


“Sharp, funny and vastly entertaining” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“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




Hijinx is an award-winning, inclusive theatre company based in Cardiff. All our productions include learning disabled performers alongside performers without learning disability. To support our work we have a network of Academies around Wales that train learning disabled performers in a variety of skills. We provide this training because it is virtually impossible for an actor with learning disability to access more traditional drama schools or universities. When ready, students from our Academies join us on our professional productions. This ensures that our work is always of the highest quality, with all artists starting a process on an equal footing. Meet Fred features three of our performers with learning disability, all of whom were heavily involved in the devising of the production.