Looking at recent events in British politics, this piece of new writing considers: can we really make change? Following the journey 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.
“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).
After a sold out run at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden in December the play was chosen by Lambeth Green party to be performed at their launch event for their London Election campaign 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!
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 - £2,350
- Edinburgh Fringe registration fee - £295.20
- Insurance - £120
- Marketing - £150
- Accommodation - £1,750
Total - £4,665.20
Contingency = £334.80
Total = £5,000
Greenside @ Royal Terrace, Jade Studio
8th- 27th August (not 14th, 21st)
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: www.facebook.com/kingsplayerssoc
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