King's College London's leading theatre society, The King's Players, are going to Edinburgh Fringe this summer, but need to raise a further £3,000 to get there. We know this is a huge challenge but we are hopeful we can achieve it - with some creative ideas and your wonderful support!
Looking at recent events in British politics, this piece of new writing considers: can we really make change? Following the story of recently elected MP Jessica Wiles who, coming from a background in grassroots activism, enters parliament for the first time and begins to question her ability to make change under this political system. Using physical theatre, spoken word and multimedia, The Surge examines the power of protest and whether individuals can make a difference.
After a sold out run at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden in December the play was chosen by the Lambeth Green Party to be performed at their London Election campaign launch event on 11th March 2016. Now we are heading to the Fringe - we are incredibly thankful for all the support we have had so far, and would love it if you could donate anything you can to help us get there!
“It's an inspirational & uplifting drama from The King’s Players - and a great reminder of what can be achieved when people get together to change their world for the better." (Lambeth Green Party)
WHAT WILL YOUR MONEY GO TOWARDS?
In total we need to raise £5,000.
We have received £1,000 contribution from The King's Players society.
We hope to raise £1,000 from performances in London and Brighton before we go.
This leaves us with £3,000 to raise!
Venue hire - £2350
Edinburgh Fringe registration fee - £295.20
Insurance - £120
Marketing - £150
Accommodation - £1750
Total - £4,665.20
Contingency = £334.80
Total = £5,000
We would love your support with this project!
If you wish to make a pledge, please click on the pledge tabs on the right hand side of the page and use the paying references DEPT 198 DONATION! This ensures that The Surge gets the money directly, and it will not be used for other King's Players projects!
‘The Surge’ will be performed at Greenside @ Royal Terrace, Jade Studio 8th- 27th August 2016 excl. 14th & 21st. 10pm.
Running time 45mins.
Tickets will be available soon at edfringe.com for FREE. This show is a ‘Pay What You Can’ event, ensuring as many people can see the show as possible!
Review from Roar News: http://roarnews.co.uk/wordpress/?p=20218
The Kings Players Website: www.thekingsplayerskcl.wordpress.com/
The Kings Players Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kingsplayerssoc/?fref=ts
Even if you can’t donate, and especially if you can, please share this page and the show to your friends, family, colleagues, theatre types, political types, neither-of-these -types...everyone! So that we can spread the word about The Surge and get as many people involved with the play and its political message as possible. This is not just a story, but a play that leaves you questioning your own role in the politics of today. We’d love it if you could support us in any way you can.
The Surge Team x
NOTE: IF YOU PLEDGE ANONYMOUSLY WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEND YOU YOUR REWARD - SO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN TO MAKESURE YOU GET THEM!