About Us

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Founded in 2016 by Jennifer Sutherland, Freckle Productions is an independent commercial production company that produces theatre for children and families. Freckle are currrently producing four productions based on books by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler; Zog, Tabby McTat, Stick Man and Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales.
2017 saw a return to the West End for Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales as well a large scale national tour for the ever-loved Stick Man. 2018 saw Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales touring and Stick Man returning to the West End. 2018/19 brought the debut of two new major productions: Tabby McTat opened in October 2018 for a full UK tour. And Zog opened in early 2019 in at the Rose Theatre, Kingston and is touring nationally until the end of July before opening at Cadogan Hall in London for four weeks.
Stick Man and Tabby McTat will tour again through autumn and winter 2019 with Zog returning in February 2020.
Please do check back soon for updates and follow us on twitter @Freckle_Prods and Instagram @Freckle_Productions

TIMELINE
September 2017 – January 2018
Stick Man  UK Tour  (Original Director Sally Cookson / Associate Director Mark Kane)
February – August 2018
Tiddler  UK Tour  (Original Director Sally Cookson / Associate Director Georgia Green)
May 2018
Black Dog  Workshop  (Director Johnny Broadbent / Original Book by Levi Pinfold)
June 2018
Tim The Tiny Horse  Workshop  (Book by Harry Hill / Music Steve Brown / Director Ian Talbot)
September 2018
The 7% Solution  Public R and D Performance  (Writer David Jackson / Director Roberta Zurich)
August 2018
Tabby McTat  UK Tour  (Director Alan Lane / Music Bobby Delaney)
October 2018 – January 2019
Stick Man  Leicester Square Theatre, London  (Original Director Sally Cookson / Associate Director Mark Kane)
February – July 2019
Zog  Rose Theatre, Kingston and UK Tour  (Director Mike Shepherd / Music and Lyrics Johnny Flynn)
April 2019
Tabby McTat  Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre London  (Director J J Green / Music Bobby Delaney)
July 2019 – January 2020
Tabby McTat  UK Tour  (Director J J Green / Music Bobby Delaney)
September 2019
Zog  Cadogan Hall London  (Director Mike Shepherd / Music and Lyrics Johnny Flynn)
September 2019 – January 2020
Stick Man  UK Tour  (Original Director Sally Cookson)

 

Team

Jennifer

Jennifer Sutherland

Executive Producer

In 2016 Jennifer founded Freckle Productions with a view to creating a wider variety of productions – both fiction and non-fiction for children, young people and families.

 

Jennifer has 20 years of producing experience in the commercial sector. She co-founded the multi award-winning Scamp Theatre in the early noughties. Bringing a range of theatrical live performance to audiences of all ages, with an increased focus on the adaption of children’s literature they had a superb track record in theatre production in London, on tour and at the world’s leading venues and festivals. Production highlights include: 

 

Pirate Gran (UK Tour), Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales (UK Tours 2011 – 2015, Edinburgh Festival, West End), Friend or Foe (UK Tour), Stick Man – Live on Stage (UK Tours 2010 - 2013, Edinburgh Festival, Dubai, Hong Kong, Australia and 5 consecutive West End seasons), Scarecrow’s Wedding (UK tour, West End) Private Peaceful (5 UK tours, Off Broadway, West End 2005, 2007, 2012, No1 Tour 2014). Two Men Talking (West End), Charlie Victor Romeo (UK tour), The Mozart Question (UK tour),  Pandora 88 (UK tour) and Aesop’s Fables (UK tour, Australia and NZ). Fond of a bit of a show tune she was delighted to bring the first sing-along-show evening to the UK in 2010 with The Crow Bar at the Edinburgh Festival direct from NY’s Marie’s Crisis club.

 

Jennifer has enjoyed co-producing work with the National Theatre, Barrow Street Theater New York, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Comedy Festival, New Zealand Festival, Fiery Angel, Bristol Old Vic, Underbelly and many other UK producers and venues. She has general managed a wealth of international talent coming to the UK and the West End, including: Bunk Puppets Australia, Barrow Street Theater NY, Axis Theatre NY, Narrativ NY, Playwrights Arena LA, Fabrik Berlin, amongst many others. Jennifer has mentored an amazing selection of young producers and creatives and was a creative producer for Arts Council England East for 2 years. She has worked as a consultant with several large brands with a view to bringing their work into the live theatre sector.

 

Freckle is one of the leading producers of work for children and their families in the UK. Jennifer looks forward to the company continuing to tour and create new and inspirational work for audiences here and abroad. 

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Michael

Michael Brazier

Producer

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Michael was Associate Producer at Glynis Henderson Productions for 14 years prior to becoming Director of the National Student Drama Festival in July 2012 and proudced six festivals. He joined Freckle as Producer in December 2018.

He trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and worked as an actor for 10 years with the Bristol Old Vic, Almeida Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Leicester Haymarket, Old Vic and toured to sixteen countries worldwide. He also appeared on television (BBC, HTV and Central) and worked for the National Youth Theatre as Workshop Leader and Assistant Director for three summers. Michael then freelanced for Pola Jones Associates prior to moving into producing full time with GHP. 

He lives in East Sussex with his wife and two daughters.

Caroline

Caroline Brooks

Production Coordinator

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Caroline trained at Bird College of Performing Arts and graduated with a Degree in Dance and Theatre Performance. Her professional career began as a performer, and she enjoyed a number of happy years kicking her legs and treading the boards, working both abroad and in the UK for such companies as Qdos, Paul Elliott Ltd and CMC. The role of Lily St. Regis in the touring UK Production of “Annie” was to be her last performance role, and as Resident Director and Dance Captain, she certainly learnt about working with both children and animals!!!

Caroline “retired” backstage and has been working in the wonderful world of Wardrobe for the last decade. Credits include: Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre, 2008), Footloose (UK Tour, 2011), Midnight Tango (UK Tour, 2012), West Side Story (UK Tour, 2013/14) Urinetown, (Apollo Theatre, 2015), Wicked (Apollo Victoria, 2016) and most recently the UK Tour of Miss Saigon.

Caroline joined Freckle last year and is loving the exciting new pathway that her theatre career is now following. 

 

Anouchka

Anouchka Harrison

Office Manager

Press & Marketing

Tour Booking
Dave Mauchline

Artists

Luke Adamson

Matt Brewster

Stephanie Greenslade

Jack Benjamin

Emily Benjamin

Benji Bower

Steve Brown

Georgia Bruce

John Cleese

Sally Cookson

Cosmo Cooper

Blanche Coy

Jolyon Coy

Christopher Curry

Anna Dixon

Bobby Delaney

Riana Duce

Jay Green

 

 

Photograph (c) Robin Savage

Paul Hilliar

Johnny Flynn

Ben Galpin

Robert Ginty

Anneka Gouldbourne

Maryam Grace

Georgia Green

Jennifer Greenwood

Louise Gregory

Brian Hargreaves

Eleanor Higgins

Harry Hill

David Jackson

Robert Jackson

Ste Johnston

Mark Kane

Emma Kilbey

Tina Koch

Alan Lane

Anna Larkin

Elliot MacKenzie

Kate Malyon

Declan Mason

Pat McDonagh

Rhian McLean

Dawn Meadowcroft

Anna Morris

Ric Mountjoy

Dean Nolan

Fergus O’Donnell

Chris Pirie

Terence Rae

Heledd Rees

Luke Rees-Oliviere

Robin Savage

Elin Schofield

Mike Shepherd

Artistic Director

Mike is an actor, director, teacher and the artistic director of Kneehigh. He started Kneehigh in 1980 and has worked almost exclusively for the company ever since. Mike is a pioneer of Kneehigh’s transportable venue the Asylum and actively involved in working with refugees in the Calais Jungle and the homeless in Bogotá, Colombia.

Work as director includes: Dead Dog in a Suitcase (Kneehigh, UK and International tour); The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (Little Angel Theatre, Islington) and The Tin Drum (Kneehigh, 2017 Tour).

Work as actor includes: Tristan and Yseult, Steptoe and Son, Midnight’s Pumpkin, The Red Shoes, The Bacchae, Cymbeline, The Wooden Frock, A Matter of Life and Death and Don John (Kneehigh).

David Shute

Lauren Silver

Leonie Spilsbury

Julian Starr

Katie Sykes

Ian Talbot OBE

Alex Tosh

Michael Wolff

Lyndie Wright

Sarah Wright

Bianca Ward

Euan Wilson

Roberta Zurich