In the run up to this year’s Fringe Edinburgh49 is showcasing companies looking to crowdfund their shows using Kickstarter.
So far we’ve looked at: Kat Woods’ Belfast Boy; Finn Anderson’s Alba; A Scottish Musical; The Wrong Shoes Theatre Company’s The Anima Project and Apphia Campbell’s Black is the Color of My Voice. It’s clear from the preview videos that each of these shows has bags of potential.
Producing creative work takes time, talent and heart. For everyone who loves this city, nestled at the centre of the theatrical world map, Kickstarter allows us a taste of what’s to come in August as well as the chance to help make dreams happen for the dedicated people behind each show.
Now You Know, the Southport-based company formed of 18-25 year-olds, has already achieved 169% funding from 28 backers for their show I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. The second-longest running Off-Broadway musical, with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, will be playing at The Space, North Bridge from 1 – 16 August.
The Devil Without
Did Faust really have a choice? Ian Harvey Stone presents a sequel to the Marlowe classic based on the premise that Faust survived being dragged off to hell and is still among us. But every now and again, on Manifest Night, the Devil gets a chance to snatch him back and Faust must go to ground. In The Devil Without Faust uses the psychic energy of his audience to hide, providing a moment for him to tell his story.
What makes this show so exciting is the team Harvey Stone has assembled. The performance will feature an original score by Daniel Sarstedt, son of Ivor Novello, award winner Peter Sarstedt and member of Danish electronica band Det Sejler I Effekter including a ‘silent score’ using infrasound designed to be felt rather than heard.
If you only click on one of these projects make sure you check out The Devil Without‘s poster by Glenn Fabry (of Marvel, DC and 2000AD fame).
Bristol University based The Red Oak Theatre Company are hoping to bring their latest show to the new Greenside venue in Nicolson Square from 11 – 24 August.
Lucy Harrison, the Fundraising Manager, is so far keeping many of the project’s details under-wraps.