About Us

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

Musical Theatre Review

 
 
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. Tiddler' also features the stories of Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and A Squeeze.
 
Touring now are Stick Man and Tabby McTat. Both shows are also playing Christmas seasons. For all tour dates and Christmas performances, please click Stick Man and click Tabby McTat.
 
'The fast-paced show, filled with music and laughter, was a real treat'.
Bristol Post for Tabby McTat - Sept 2019
 
'The children were hooked from the very beginning. Five stars.' 
The Edinburgh Reporter - Sept 2019
 

You can follow us on Twitter @Freckle_Prods, Instagram @Freckle_Productions, and Facebook @FreckleProductions


 

 

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 from July 2012 to November 2018. He has worked with Freckle as Producer since December 2019.

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.

Betty

Betty Cave

Production Assistant

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Betty graduated in May this year with a First Class Honours Degree in Musical Theatre from London College of Music.

 

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

JJ 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