About Us

"I can’t wait to see what Freckle will do next – they just keep excelling themselves!" 
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"Thousands of children laughing and falling in love with theatre."

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Freckle specialise in producing superb theatre shows for families, adapted from books by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.


The Baddies is our latest adaption of Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler's most recent publication with songs by Joe Stilgoe. The show will premiere in October 2024 with our co-producers, The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, before touring the UK throughout 2024/25. 

The Baddies on tour from October 2024.

Visit the The Baddies website


Zog has wonderful, witty songs by acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe. It was created in 2020 to major acclaim before theatres closed. The show was remounted in the summer of 2021 and toured throughout the UK in 2023.

Zog will return in 2026.

Visit the Zog website


The sequel, Zog and The Flying Doctors with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe is co-directed by Katie Beard and Bobby Delaney. The show is designed by Lucy Bradridge and Lighting Design by Ric Mountjoy.

Zog and the Flying Doctors is on tour from February 2024.

Visit the Zog and the Flying Doctors website


Stick Man has toured nationally and played London’s West End for more than ten years. Originally directed by Sally Cookson and designed by Katie Sykes, it is currently directed by Mark Kane, who was the original Stick Man and who has worked extensively with Sally Cookson as an associate. The musical director is Brian Hargreaves and the songs are by Benji Bower with lighting by El Higgins.

Stick Man will play The Lowry and The Bloomsbury Theatre, London this Christmas.

Visit the Stick Man website


Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales which also features Monkey PuzzleThe Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze has toured for several years and it played Cardiff New Theatre, Cadogan Hall in London and at both Car Fest's for Children In Need last summer. This delightful show features clowning, songs and endlessly inventive props and costumes. Originally directed by Sally Cookson and designed by Katie Sykes, the show was directed by Mark Kane with musical direction by Brian Hargreaves. The songs are by Benji Bower and lighting by El Higgins.

Visit the Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales website

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Jennifer Sutherland

Executive Producer


Jennifer Sutherland

Executive Producer

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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 their families.

Jennifer has 20 years of producing experience in the commercial sector and has 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 worked as a consultant with several large brands with a view to bringing their work into the live theatre sector. She is a member of SOLT and sits on the board of Theatre Temoin and The Dads’ Network.

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. 





Michael Brazier

Creative Producer

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Creative Producer 

Freckle Productions

Associate Producer

Glynis Henderson Productions


National Student Drama Festival


Bristol Old Vic

Almeida Theatre

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Leicester Haymarket

The Old Vic London

Teatro Argentina Rome

de Singel Antwerp

Hebbel Theatre Berlin

His Majesty’s Theatre Perth

Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide

Ginza Saison Theatre Tokyo

National Theatre Taipei



Central Television

Workshops & Teaching

National Student Drama Festival

National Youth Theatre

Ideas Tap



Anouchka Harrison

General Manager


Betty Cave

Tour Programmer

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Betty joined the Freckle team in 2019 after graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Musical Theatre from London College of Music.



Aya O'Shea Freke

Production Coordinator

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Aya joined the Freckle Team in 2023, after graduating with a First Class Master of Arts (Honours) Degree in English and Philosophy from the University of St Andrews. 



Liz McGinity


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Liz is an experienced Marketing Consultant, with over 20 years of working across the entertainment, leisure and hospitality sectors, both agency and client side. Clients have included MAMMA MIA!, Royal Court, Shakespeare's Globe, Immersive Everywhere and many more.


Arabella Neville-Rolfe


Arabella is an experienced and well-connected freelance PR professional specialising in theatre, arts and live entertainment.

During her eighteen years in the industry, Arabella has built and nurtured close relationships with arts and news media both nationally and internationally. During her time at Peter Thompson Associates and then at Target Live, she planned and implemented PR campaigns for major West End musicals, plays and UK touring productions. She has worked on a diverse range of live entertainment and arts projects, including dance and comedy, as well as shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

She launched ANRPR in 2019.

She is now a venue PR specialist, working on strategy, production and season PR for major venues, in London and UK-wide, with clients that have included The Watermill in Newbury, Park Theatre, Hackney Empire, The Belgrade Coventry, The King’s Head Theatre, The Barn Cirencester, Riverside Studios, Polka Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Curve Leicester, Malvern Theatres, MAST, New Theatre Woking and the Birmingham Hippodrome.


Other retained long-running West End shows and immersive experiences include The Choir of Man, Six the Musical and the Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.