Freddie and Polo is made by @guy.unsworth (director/writer) and @scribblesbysteph1 (actor and illustrator). Guy was just about to start rehearsing @bringitonuktour and Steph was rehearsing The Birthday Party when Covid-19 forced the closure of theatres.
As lockdown began, Guy’s 2 year old nephew, Freddie, was missing spending time with his Grandma’s dog, Polo, so he and Steph decided to channel their creativity in a slightly different way, and at a distance… in fact they’ve still not seen each other in person!
Guy says “We were struck by the amazing kindness across the world, and how positive messages and good deeds were spreading just as fast, so we set to work making a book about 'Freddie and Polo' doing good deeds in their community and in turn spreading kindness amongst others... who then spread kindness amongst others... who then spread kindness amongst others…"
"We doubled our target on Kickstarter which has enabled us to print and publish the book, and also send free copies to those in need. The response from nurseries and children’s hospitals has made the whole thing so rewarding."
But the journey isn’t over yet… if you follow their account @freddieandpolo, keep your eyes peeled for some exciting news next week.