About Us

"Thousands of children laughing and falling in love with theatre"
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Founded in 2016 by Jennifer Sutherland, Freckle Productions is an independent commercial production 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 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 adapted from best selling titles by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler: – Tabby McTat directed by Alan Lane (Slung Low) with original songs by Bobby Delaney, opened in October 2018 for a full UK tour. And Zog, directed by Mike Shepherd (Artistic Director of Kneehigh) and with original songs by Johnny Flynn, opened in early 2019 in at the Rose Theatre Kingston and is touring nationally coming into the West End in August 2019. 
Stick Man and Tabby McTat will tour nationally again through autumn and winter 2019, with Zog also returning.
Please do check back soon for updates. We will have some exciting news regarding our next production later this year…

 
 
 
 
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 / Brighton / (Writer David Jackson / Director Roberta Zurich)
October 2018 – March 2019
Fawlty Towers Cabaret / UK Tour / (John Cleese / Director Ian Talbot)
October – December 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 / London run / (Director Alan Lane / Music Bobby Delaney)
July 2019 – January 2020
Tabby McTat / UK Tour / (Director Alan Lane / Music Bobby Delaney)
August 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

Jay

Jay Green

Artistic Director

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Photograph (c) Robin Savage

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 2013 to 2018. He joined Freckle 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 Sussex with his wife and two daughters.

Bobby

Bobby Delaney

Creative Producer

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Bobby's career in theatre takes in West End Musicals, Shakespeare at The National, Regional Plays and everything in between. He also boasts an impressive CV as a Composer, Musical Director, Director and Producer. A virtuoso Pianist from a young age, Bobby's intentions to forge a career in Music were put on hold when he accepted a place at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2005. Highlights of his acting career include Posner in The History Boys (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Sir Robin in Spamalot (Playhouse, West End), Annie (Piccadilly, West End) and most recently Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Sheffield Theatres). As Musical Director he worked on Calamity Jane (Watermill and tour) and The Witches (Curve/West Yorkshire Playhouse). Bobby's music can be heard in Freckle's 2018 Production: Tabby McTat. He joined Freckle as their Creative Producer in April 2019.

 

Caroline

Caroline Brooks

Production Assistant

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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

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