We are off to the fringe festival for the second time this summer, and we are EXCITED! We have put together a wonderfully ridiculous 80s show! We saved all our pretty pennies to develop and produce this beast, 'Beg Borrow & B*tch' which will be performed at the Gilded Balloon's new venue The Old Tolbooth Market!
Edinburgh fringe is no cheap thing, costs so far have included;
Accommodation at £1650 (to share a bed!)
Venue hire Inc Publicity materials supplied by the venue £1143.60
Edinburgh Fringe Brochure £380
Edinburgh Technician £500
Publicity Shots £200
London Rent £700 EACH.
Preview shows at Brighton and Shaftesbury Fringe festivals + travel & publicity £400
Rehearsal space hire in London £20per/hour of which there has been MANY
Costumes, Props, Merchandise = £££££££ - An amount we are too scared to add up...
And on top of this we basically don't earn a dime for the entire month of August.
Comedy - that wonderfully accessible and affordable passion of ours has taken every last bean (It's funny cos' it's true) But the good news is, we have done it! ...almost
We need your help to cover the very final costs of our show, which is arguably one of the most important. The Marketing Budget! We are still yet to produce our posters and leaflets, and also assemble a flyering team to spread the word about our bitchin' show. We are in the disco slot at 10:30pm everyday, so will need to make sure we are scouring the city for late night Lucy's!
Here's a sneak peek at our show:
A flyerer for 2 hours a day costs £625 for the run,
Last year the two of us flyer'd ourselves for 4 hours a day, and it nearly killed us!
To hire someone to do the amount of flyering we did last year we would need the tidy sum of £2400?!. But hey we realise that’s AMBITIOUS! Go halves with us and we’d be chuffed!
So our target is £1200 (feel free to smash through that though ????)
We would just like some additional support to be able to down tools in the final hour before our show, to ensure we have MAXIMUM strength to give it everything we've got!
We’d love 2x people for 4 hours a day to match what we did last year!
Lastly, there are 3000+ shows at Edinburgh fringe and honestly decent flyering is the difference between a living nightmare and living the fringe dream...
Please dig deep and make this fringe a bitchin' Dream!
We love you all
Abbie and Ricky
Aka Cindy & Cassandra