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Freddie Hayes presents "Potatohead"







UK PotaTOUR
SUMMER 2022

"Potatohead" is a starch-raving mad adaptation of Doctor Faustus and the seven deadly sins. Performed and produced by Freddie Hayes, directed by Sh!t Theatre.

 

I am an emerging artist with ambitious plans to transform the UK puppetry landscape using multiple artforms including, physical theatre, video montages, music and live art. I wish to share my surreal world of "Potatohead" with the rest of the UK. 

 

In summer 2021 the project underwent an R&D period with 6 successful work-in-progress performances at CLAY Leeds, Folkestone Puppet Festival, Ventnor Fringe and Camden People's Theatre including audience feedback. 

The production is now tour ready to share potatoes with the world. I wish to undertake a UK tour visiting at least 6 cities from May 2022 - July 2022 before embarking on a full Edinburgh Fringe run. 

TIMELINE

I will tour to at least 6 different cities May-July 2022 including York, Leeds, Brighton, Manchester, Bristol and London. 

 

WEEK 1 APRIL  25-29

Rehearsal Prep including costumes sourcing, scriptwriting and prop sourcing.

WEEK 2 MAY 2-7

Slung Low rehearsal period working with Sh!t Theatre working with scriptwriting, character analysis, lighting and video montage techniques. 

 

WEEK 3 MAY 10-15

Slung Low rehearsal period working with Sh!t Theatre working on the overall run of the show combining and reviewing each scene Slung Low opening night 14th May with tour technician. 

WEEK 4 MAY 16-21

Tour prep including administrative duties, writing, tech rehearsals.

 

PotaTOUR 

LEEDS 

LONDON 

BRIGHTON 

BRISTOL

YORK 

HULL

SHEFFIELD

LIVERPOOL

CAMBRIDGE 

OXFORD 

BRAINCHILD FESTIVAL

MANCHESTER FRINGE 

VENTNOR FRINGE 

WHO? 

"Potatohead" attracts a range of audiences between 21-45 but is also engaging for wider communities including traditional theatre goers interested in original adaptations of traditional plays, to families, social conformist and trailblazers.