Directed by John Sheehy
Performed by Ciaran Bermingham and Cora Fenton
One of our Biggest Hits is Back!
“Whirling Comedy”The Irish Times ****“clever and absorbing stuff”…….“Imaginative and escapist theatricality” – The Irish Times €15
It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you really need are 2 tennis rackets, disproportionate reactions to minor accidents, an immature coping strategy and each other.
Fred & Alice is a quirky love story about 2 amazing mischievous characters who meet in a home. It wasn’t really a home but Fred always called it a home because that was where he lived, and if you are not living at home then where are you? It was love at first sight for Alice. Fred didn’t talk to her again for years but then eventually Fred got used to her and it was love at first sight for him too.
From their days in care, to independent living, Fred and Alice negotiate the perils and pitfalls of life and love. Together they create a fantastical world which spills over into a madcap reality when they decide to move in together.
Since premiering and selling out a 3 week run in 2013 in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Dublin Fred & Alice has toured the country playing to fantastic sold out houses and receiving rave reviews and audience reaction.
It was invited back to Bewley’s for a further 3 weeks in Sept 2013 which again sold out. In 2014 it was awarded an 8 week tour by the Arts Council of Ireland, it was invited over to the prestigious Oran Mor Glasgow where it received a 5 star review from The Herald and played to capacity houses. It has continued to be performed since its premiere, 2014 saw it performed in secondary and third level schools and it has just finished a hugely successful Spring 2017 tour. It was recently recorded as a radio play supported by Ocean FM and BAI and was awarded a Bronze medal at the 2016 PPI National Radio Awards.
It has over 150 performances to date.
Come see this joyous celebration of individuality.
F**king wonderful – Niall Tóibín
“clever and absorbing stuff”……. “Imaginative and escapist theatricality” – The Irish Times
“Fred and Alice make wonderful company for each other and for us” – Irish Theatre Magazine
“Lively, imaginative and life affirming” – Irish Theatre Magazine
“It’s a super show”
“I really enjoyed that alot. I thought the writing was excellent, funny and moving”
“Skilled Fast paced performance by both…..the symbiotic love came across beautifully”
“Just outstanding. Please go and support this people – you will not be disappointed!!!!!”
“Fantastic all round….great acting…and the writing Can’t get it out of my head”
“Outstanding performances and incredible script by John Sheehy. DO NOT MISS IT!!”
“Love in its purest form born from mutual understanding and respect. I absolutely loved it from start to finish. What a buzz. Still getting tingles in my belly. Amazing energy. Great night out. Thank you”
“WONDERFUL play. Really glad I came out today. Cora and Ciaran are both equally brilliant. Everyone go see this!”
“For anyone who has not yet had the pleasure of meeting Fred & Alice I strongly urge you to do so. Funny, warm, quirky and at times sad. Great piece of writing.”
“It was a truly wonderful performance and I would highly recommend anyone to see it.”