A filmic teaser: #Oz on disc #mischiefatplay

The Oz film is complete thanks to editing magic produced by Owen Tooth. However, there’s is a (hopefully short-term) press embargo on the actual film. So here’s… Read more “A filmic teaser: #Oz on disc #mischiefatplay”


Sweaty Bruce, Guthrie & George W. Now that’s a soundtrack

…But not necessarily the soundtrack in your head, because that’d be twisted. This soundtrack* is inspired by Woody Guthrie’s 1940 This Land is Your Land. *Freckled Mischief… Read more “Sweaty Bruce, Guthrie & George W. Now that’s a soundtrack”


Ridiculous mischief (in heels)

Tim Heywood has done a spectacular job and the costume designs have gone into production. Each Wizard of Oz character has been re-conceived to segue their Oz… Read more “Ridiculous mischief (in heels)”


City street theatre stars chosen to lend their sparkle to @DerbyFeste



Are you ready for April Fools’ Day

The mischief I’m developing for Oz is collaborative and politicized mischief. But I still love a good prank. If you haven’t already gotten yours prepped and ready, these might give you some last minute inspiration.

My two all time favourites are… the Archipelago islands of San Serriffe, and…

The Spaghetti Harvest of 1957


Freckled Festé!

The Freckled HQ has just heard from Derby Festé that they’re commissioning our new show The Wizard of Oz. We’re thrilled, 2015 is going to be a magnificent year.

25-26 September 2015

Mark it in your diaries folks, we’ll be needing your help to find the yellow brick road. But, just maybe not the one you expect.

About Derby Festé

Derby Festé was founded in 2007 to mark the opening of Westfield, Derby. This was followed in September 2008 by a second Festé event to mark the launch of the Cultural Olympiad in the East Midlands and the opening of QUAD. In 2009, Derby Festé became a stand-alone festival for the East Midlands and since the first event, has had the ambition of developing into an annual event with funding from various public and private sector organisations.

Derby Festé is produced and presented by Déda, Derby LIVE, Derby Theatre and QUAD in association with the Without Walls Associate Touring Network. It is funded by Arts Council England and Derby City Council, with support from St Peters Quarter, Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby.