About Us

Founded in 2017, Freckle Productions is an independent commercial company that looks to create a wide variety of high quality theatre – for audiences of all ages – as well as working with a wide range of collaborative artists.

Freckle Productions concentrates on producing work for children and families, as well as a wide variety of commercial performance.

2017 for Freckle 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 so far has featured Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales hitting the road for seven months and Stick Man returning to the West End. Excitingly we are now working on two new Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler adaptations – Tabby McTat  directed by Alan Lane (Slunglow), and with original songs by Bobby Delaney, debuts in October 2018 and has a full UK tour. Our other Donaldson/Scheffler debut, Zog, directed by Mike Shepherd and with original songs by Johnny Flynn, opens in early 2019 in London and then tours nationally.  Freckle's brand new show The 7 Percent Solution by David Jackson, about the human cost of the education crisis previewed at The Old Market in Brighton in August and is looking at a full debut in late 2019. We are also co-producing The Official Fawlty Towers Dining Experience with Phil McIntyre Entertainments, as well as several other projects. Please do check back soon for updates.




Jennifer Sutherland

Executive Producer

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Photograph (c) Robin Savage


Michael Brazier



Bobby Delaney


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From 1 April 2019



Caroline Brooks

Production Assistant


Anouchka Harrison

Office Manager

Press & Marketing


Emma Bright



Frankie Leonard



Mark Senior



Dave Mauchline

Tour Booker


Katherine Atkinson

Tour Booker


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).

Alan Lane


Alan Lane is the Artistic Director of Slung Low. Since founding the company with Matthew David Scott he has directed their work.

Beyond Slung Low he co-curated the programme of alternative work at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Transform; directed a reading of James Phillips’ Love in a Shining City for the University of Southern Florida; Wind in the Willows at Latitude Festival; The Gambler at Opera North; a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Buckingham Palace and a new version of The Count of Monte Cristo for the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Specialising in making work in unusual spaces Alan has directed work with Slung Low for The Almeida Theatre, The Barbican, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Lowry, The Gate Theatre, Liverpool Everyman Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Singapore Festival, iMove Yorkshire Cultural Olympiad and I Love West Leeds Festival to produce original audience experiences. On trains and milk floats, in theatre foyers and on speed boats.
In autumn 2013 Alan directed a company of 180 in Blood and Chocolate, the sell-out, critically acclaimed epic First World War theatre adventure in York.

Sally Cookson


Brian Hargreaves

Musical director


Georgia Green

Assistant Director


Nick May

Production Manager