About

Red Herring creates outdoor performance that is experimental and provocative, while remaining accessible and engaging. We encourage people to interact with us, joining us to look sideways at the way our culture ticks. Our style is cheeky and irreverent, knocking convention with a good helping of playful humour.

We present work in public spaces in order to reach as many people as possible, including those who don’t normally go to the theatre.

Red Herring is well respected in the outdoor arts sector and has received commissions from the Without Walls Consortium, Winchester Hat Fair, Arts Fresco, Market Harborough and Magnetic Events, and funding from Arts Council England, The Heritage Lottery Fund and Awards for All.

Co-Artistic Directors Ivan Fabrega and Paschale Straiton first worked together on The Picturoscope Show in 2003 – a co-collaboration between Companie Provisoire and Martinez Fabrega, supported by Zap Arts and the European Polycentre for Artistic Creation. Through this project they discovered a common interest in the history of popular culture and clowning.

Ivan Fabrega is a performer, dancer and choreographer, with a special interest in eccentric dancing, having worked closely with Barry and Joan Grantham. He has been a co-director of Ragroof Theatre since 2005 and is currently dancer and disc jockey with The Ragroof Players who produce theatrical social dance events. Projects with Ragroof include: Shall We Dance, Gloves On and Bridges y Puentes.

Paschale Straiton is a performer, writer and director with an interest in social dynamics and a penchant for encouraging strangers to enter into acts of stupidity. She has worked with companies including Forkbeard Fantasy, Desperate Men, Wildworks and Coney and has created several projects for Red Herring including The Séance and That’s The Way To Do It! both produced by Time Wont Wait.

Follow Paschale’s Blog and view Ivan’s website.

Contact us at admin@redherringproductions.co.uk