leatss tutors - past


Luxembourg European Annual Theatre Summer School


Playwrite and creative practitioner

Based on his play of the same title, Freddie wrote the feature film Chicken, which got its UK cinema release in May 2016. Mark Kermode included it in his best films of that year for the Guardian newspaper, and it received its network premiere on Film Four.

In 2017, whilst under commission at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Freddie wrote The Real Estate for the graduating cohort of 32 actors, which concerned the gentrification of social housing in London. He has been re-commissioned to write for the 2018 cohort, with a new play to be produced at Italia Conti in the summer.   

Freddie’s other plays include: Nailhouse (Old Red Lion), Winston on the Run (Edinburgh Fringe & UK Tour), The Revenge of Martha G. (Chichester Festival Theatre), Don’t Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (Vault Festival), Chicken (Southwark Playhouse).

Freddie is a member of the Orange Tree Theatre Writers Collective 2018, and is Associate Artist at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. 

He trained as an actor at Manchester School of Theatre, and has taught both acting, and playwriting for Shakespeare’s Globe, the Almeida Theatre, the Royal Opera House, and Central School of Speech and Drama amongst others.

Freddie Machin was a tutor in: 2018