Musical Theatre Review
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 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.
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.
The sequel, Zog and The Flying Doctors with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe toured the UK in 2022. It will tour the UK again in 2024 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.
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 is currently on tour around the UK and playing at London's Leicester Square Theatre.
Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales which also features Monkey Puzzle, The 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.