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Fredo's Theatre Group 
Welcome to our Theatre Group website - we hope you will find all the information you need. This is a not-for-profit UK theatre-going group for our friends and colleagues (see foot of page).  
We do not sell tickets to the public.  
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Extra Discounts for our Donmar Friends 
Previously advertised shows are now sold out 
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>Next Theatre Visit(s):
 
 
Sun 9 December  
at 6.30pm at the 
Cadogan Hall 
 
 
See early coach departures HERE 
 
Fri 14 December 
at the 
Donmar Warehouse 
 
 
 
Thurs 20 December 
at the 
Royal Opera House 
Covent Garden 
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>OnOurOwn:
Updated 07/12/18 -  
What we see without the Group: click HERE or on the ads below to see our comments.
 
>News and Information: Please scroll down the page
 
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THE TEMPTER AND THE TEMPTED 
It's not often that Mike and I see the same play twice on consecutive evenings, but that's what happened with the Donmar's Measure for Measure (why? It's a long story; don't ask). And as this production gives us an abridged version of the play from two different perspectives, in effect we saw Shakespeare's play four times over two evenings! 
We approached the Director's Forum performance with our own experience of the play, and with the awareness of our group's interesting and varied reactions to it, and we were eager to hear from the actors about their experience of performing it. The Donmar's Literary &Editorial Manager Clare Slater chaired the discussion, with Hayley Atwell, Jack Lowden, Nicholas Burns, Helena Wilson, Ben Allen and Raad Rawi generously giving up their time to talk to us.
 
The question had to be asked: what was it like both rehearsing and performing two different versions of the same play? Hayley said that she hadn't been familiar with the play, apart from a few of the well-known speeches, and that it felt like a huge challenge. She had loved the process: Josie Rourke, the director, had rehearsed the same scene with her and Jack Lowden swapping their roles, and that enabled them to examine all the textures of the play. It also gave her and Jack the chance to steal from each other in their interpretations! To her, the idea was less about a gender swap than about two characters being developed in different ways. 
Jack agreed: rehearsals were wonderful, but also the hardest part (as they should be). He knew of no precedent for working in this "role reversal" format, and he felt that it was great to have someone else in the room making mistakes for him. Understudies are necessary, he added; now he wants another actor to come into rehearsals to play his part, so he can watch and notice the mistakes and cherry-pick the best bits! 
Clare wondered what it was like for the other actors playing the same parts while the principal roles were reversed; how did this affect their interpretation of their roles? Nicholas explained that... 
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THEATRE NEWS HEADLINES 
Just click HERE to go to the whatsonstage.com Theatre News Headlines which are automatically updated throughout the day. You will find articles, reviews, interviews... 
and of course News. 
Alternatively click HERE to find Theatre News from officiallondontheatre.com. 
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(If you miss the News headlines from Official London Theatre which used to appear here, please let us know.)
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OUR PREVIOUS NEWS ITEMS FROM THIS WEBSITE CAN BE SEEN HERE.
 
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This is a not-for-profit UK theatre-going group for our friends and colleagues and their own extended group of friends. It costs nothing to join us but must be by personal introduction from another member of the group. We provide tickets at group discounts for London theatres (and coach transport from Southend, if required).  
 
 
 
 
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now available in many theatres. They may be of help to YOU.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Theatre Tokens: 
They make ideal gifts for theatre-going friends. They are available in denominations of 20, 10 and 5 and can be used to buy theatre tickets at all West End theatres and the half-price tkts booth in Leicester Square. You can buy them from us and we accept them too. 
 
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