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

Zog was created in 2020 to major acclaim before theatres closed. The show was remounted in the summer of 2021. Zog features remarkable puppets designed by Lyndie Wright, co-founder of Little Angel and wonderful, witty songs by acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe. The show is directed by Emma Kilbey, designed by Katie Sykes with lighting by Ric Mountjoy.

Zog will tour the UK again in 2023

Visit the Zog website

The sequel, Zog and The Flying Doctors is currently touring the UK to amazing reviews and audience reaction. With music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe and directed and adapted by Emma Kilbey, the show has beautiful costumes designed by Lucy Bradridge with Louise Smith as costume supervisor. The set is designed by Lucy Bradridge and lighting by Aaron J Dootson.

Zog and The Flying Doctors will play the Lowry Salford in the summer of 2023.

The show will tour the UK again in 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 at Leicester Square Theatre in London, Warwick Arts Centre and Leeds Playhouse at 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. This delightful show features clowning, songs and endlessly inventive props and costumes. Originally directed by Sally Cookson and designed by Katie Sykes, the show is now directed by Mark Kane with musical direction by Brian Hargreaves. The songs are by Benji Bower and lighting by El Higgins.

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales plays CarFest in Cheshire and Hampshire, the New Theatre in Cardiff and three weeks at Cadogan Hall, London in August.

The show will tour again in Spring 2024.

Visit the Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales website

For all enquiries please contact Dave Mauchline at [email protected]

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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 Brazier


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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School


Freckle Productions

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

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Anouchka Harrison

General Manager


Betty Cave

Production Coordinator

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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.


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