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Fetch Theatre


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Fetch Theatre is the producing arm of John Knowles who is a writer, director, actor and producer, based in Hastings East Sussex. His work is uncompromising, vital and full of sharp wit and pathos. Fetch Theatre produces work which explores the personal, the provocative and the absurd and we are independent to our core.

​“I love John’s quirky sense of humour and his scripts never fail to make me laugh” David Morrissey actor, director, producer and screenwriter.
Time Please:
'Unexpected, powerful, brilliant, surprising and moving. 10/10,' Doon Mackichan
'The writing is fabulously blackly comic and timed to perfection.'
Deirdre O'Halloran Soho Theatre
⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ Edinburgh Fringe Festival Derek Awards

Shadow of the Rose - PQA Riddles Court Edinburgh.
‘John Knowles’ writing is lyrical and draws us in: “…everyone has a time, a moment that defines them,” stated in a strong performance from Marc Twinn as Hans Scholl, gives the audience food for thought. John Knowles also directs and his direction is clear and specific, allowing the text to tell its story effectively.’ ⭐⭐⭐

Toby Belch (is unwell):
'I love your script' Tim McMullan - The National Theatre
'Beautifully… impeccably and intricately structured. Poignant and resonant'. Emily Carding

Fiction Romance:
‘A simply stunning piece of theatre.’ Dominic Gerrard - Theatre Director
‘Magnificent writing, majestically performed. Peter Mould
'Another perfectly observed tale from the pen of John Knowles’ Sidney Kean

Caliban’s Codex
Shortlisted for: Inspiration Award and Performance Award, Prague 2018
‘It's wonderful ! Theatre at its best' Steve Gove Prague Fringe Theatre Founder and Director

Toby Belch is Unwell
‘A virtuoso bit of writing with a complex array of themes… An imaginative amplification of Shakespeare's Toby Belch, with moods ranging from the sentimental and nostalgic to envious, funny and sharp''. Simone Witney - Hastings Independent


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