'Une Vie en Rose' goes to Brighton Festival

by Adrien Mastrosimone in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 2nd May 2019 we successfully raised £400 with 5 supporters in 56 days

The award winning show 'Une Vie en Rose' needs your help to go to the Brighton Festival in May. Help us raise enough money to do so.

by Adrien Mastrosimone in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

After having won an award for best music performance in Buxton festival in 2018, 'Une Vie en Rose' goes to Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2019. 

The show is about the Life and Songs of Edith Piaf. I have written this show and have first premiered it at the Toulouse Lautrec in London on the 9th march 2018. 

The show is performed with 3 musicians (piano, bass and drums) and myself. It tells the story of Madame Piaf and how I grew up with her music and how she has inspired my life. I perform the songs in my countertenor voice and the musicians bring a jazz feel to the songs which creates a very unique sound. 

Check out the video trailer that Christopher Hanvey has made of the show.   

The show has been selling very well every time we have performed it in London but the next step is to get it seen by a wider audience in the UK. 

Buxton Fringe Festival was the first Festival we went to with 5 performances and it was immensely successful. We are now scheduled to appear at the Brighton Festival between the 15th and 18th of may for 4 performances. This is a really fantastic opportunity that we must take to keep growing and sharing this project. 

Unfortunately it all adds up and costs money. This is where we need help. I must be able to pay 3 musicians and get them to travel with their instruments, pay for the venue and registration fees and also have enough money to eat. The show is ready to go but we need a push to be able to go to Brighton to show off the hard work we have put into 'Une Vie en Rose'. 


To be able to go to Brighton, we need £2899. This money goes towards travels, paying musicians a very basic wage and paying for the theatre. We will be in Brighton for 4 days. 

Going on tour is very expensive and so far I have been doing everything myself. I have been investing, producing, writing, organising, designing and performing. I am getting to a point where I need help to go further or we are hitting a wall. 

To be able to  go to Brighton Festival, I need to raise around £2899. It sounds like a lot of money but the musicians will only get a salary of £400 for the total of the performances which is unfortunately still below equity minimum and rather small compared with the amount of work we have to put into this show. 

If we raise £2899 we can go to Brighton and that is really fantastic. 

If you are interested in making a donation and would like a particular reward, please get in touch. I am happy to discuss any possibilities. I can perform for events you might like to have with just a piano or with a full band. That's what we do best so please don't hesitate to ask. You also can have some tickets to our upcoming shows in London.

Any help will be helpful and greatly appreciated. This is huge and it is a dream finally coming true. I hope money will not get in the way of all the hard work we have put into this. 

Thank you for your time and for reading. 

Love and Light 

Adrien Mastrosimone


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

2 tickets to one of our performance at the Toulouse Lautrec in London and a signed poster.

£1,000 or more

£1000 for a performance

For £1000 you could get a private performance of the show with myself and a pianist at the location of if your choice and a signed poster

£2,000 or more

£2000 for a private performance with full band

From £2000 and up you could have a private performance of the show or another show with a full band. Details can be discussed and arranged and a signed poster.

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