Corner Boys UK Tour 2018

by Fiona Kelly in 

Touring this powerful play across the UK for Irish communities that don't have as much opportunity to engage with the arts + Irish heritage

by Fiona Kelly in

We did it
On 4th October 2018 we successfully raised £1,010 with 24 supporters in 42 days
John MacKenna is an award-winning writer and we wanted to produce our debut UK production with a story that has a strong storyline for female characters as well as for the well-drawn male characters - the corner boys. 
The play is set in Ireland and England and will appeal to the Irish community in the UK, and those of Irish descent. The strong connections between Ireland and Britain are deep and diverse. As well as performing the play across the country, our Director Marian Brophy will also host workshops on the tour to further engage this community to have a rich cultural experience directly covering their heritage, producing art that speaks to them directly; as participants of our workshops and audience members viewing the play. Via our workshops that will take place before each performance, we will facilitate conversations between generations, creating interaction between older and younger members of Irish communities via story-telling and sharing experiences of how they remember the time when they left Ireland.

Our vision is to tour this production to areas in the UK with high population of Irish people e.g Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and specific areas of London - Luton, Clapham, Camden and Hammersmith.

The money we raise will go towards production costs including transport, accommodation, food; equipment hire; marketing, press and promotion costs.  


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Legion of Marys

"It's not all hang sandwiches and china cups" You will receive: -A massive THANK YOU shout out across all our social media platforms -A mention on our list of THANK YOUs on our website Thank You page

£10 or more

Casual Labourers

"It's easy to be casual when you have the money to be" You will get a THANK YOU across our social media platforms

£50 or more

The Melodious-Tones

"Playing the first carnival dance..dancing is from 10-2" You will get : -A picture of the cast, tour poster and copy of the tour programme signed -A massive THANK YOU shout out across all our social media platforms -A mention on our list of THANK YOUs on our website Thank You page

£100 or more

Carnival Folk

"You wish to swing on my chair-o-planes?" You will get -2 x tickets to one of our performances at the Irish Cultural Centre in London(Nov 10/11th) -A picture of the cast signed -A tour poster and copy of the tour programme all signed by the cast -A massive THANK YOU shout out across all our social media platforms -A mention on our list of THANK YOUs on our website

£250 or more

Far Away Hills Is Green

"Can you lend us a few bob"?? You will get -4 x tickets to any of our London performances. -A copy of the Programme signed by all the cast. -A picture of the cast, signed -A video message from the cast to say thank you which will be posted on social media and sent to you -A massive THANK YOU shout out across all our social media platforms -A mention on our list of THANK YOUs on our website Thank You page

£500 or more

El Papa

"He was a nice man..he was human, he had the gimp of someone that understood people" You will get ALL OF THE ABOVE rewards, as well as : -Lunch with character Alice at her favourite London restaurant -An Executive Producer credit -2 x extra tickets to one of our performances in London. -A copy of the script -Meet with the cast after one of our London performances

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