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Fred Theatre Royal Ghost Hobart: TAS
« on: August 18, 2019, 09:11:55 PM »
One of Hobart's most famous ghost stories is that of Fred, the Theatre Royal's resident ghost.

Legend has it Fred was an actor who died at the theatre in the 1800s.A popular theory is that he was killed during a fight with another actor, while other stories suggest he died during a performance.

The theatre which opened in 1837 and is currently closed and under construction was nearly gutted by fire in 1984, and one legend even goes that Fred saved the historic building by dropping the fire curtain onto the blaze.

"It otherwise would have been an uncontrollable fire that would've brought the theatre to the ground," Mr Imbriotis said."I know a few people have had run-ins with him. "He tells people to leave the theatre late at night."

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Re: Fred Theatre Royal Ghost Hobart: TAS
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 09:21:42 PM »
Richard Causby, a theatrical technician and flyman at the Theatre Royal, said he was a sceptic when he began working at the theatre in the 1990s, but believes he has since met Fred.

"My last one was in 2002 I got upstage to a ladder, and when I was halfway up the ladder the hackles went up on the back of my neck, and I heard a voice say something like: "Why show here?""Ever since then, if I'm the first one there I say g'day to Fred, and if I'm the last one out I'll say goodbye, have a good weekend and I've never had any issues since."

Mr Causby said there are reports that actress Jacki Weaver once spoke to Fred at the theatre.

One story goes that she thought she was having a conversation with a technician on stage, who then disappeared, while other rumours suggest she saw Fred's figure sitting in the dress circle.

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Re: Fred Theatre Royal Ghost Hobart: TAS
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 09:43:51 PM »
In the following picture below is an alleged photograph of Fred. Second row centre and part image of some one sitting? Is it Fred?

For those who cannot see pictures I suggest to sign up the forum to see interesting things and places.

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Re: Fred Theatre Royal Ghost Hobart: TAS
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 02:35:30 PM »
Hi KANACKI, I have lost my "Spooktctacles", so am having trouble seeing Fred; is he in the Stalls? LOL
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