What we're doing:
After a successful run at the Camden Fringe in 2015, Cup of Brew are bringing Alan and Bennett by Toby King to the Edinburgh Fringe, alongside a new play by Freddie Rosen - A Matter of Life and Death.
But, as it turns out, putting a play on at the Fringe (nay, *two* plays) is rather expensive,
If we can raise even some of the money towards putting these on so we don't utterly bankrupt ourselves that would be fantastic.
Who we are:
Cup of Brew is a fledgling (mainly) York-based theatre company that pioneers new, character-driven work from young writers.
Why should you support us?
As part of our commitment to new writing we want to provide a platform for new writers, whether that's through putting on their plays or simply reading their scripts and offering advice, and the exposure of the Edinburgh Fringe will help us to achieve this.
We're always looking for new people to get involved with us in other roles as well, so if you like what you see and would like to work with us, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And because theatre is always better with a cup of tea.
About the shows:
Alan and Bennett by Toby King:
Alan Bennett has a problem: he can't stop talking to himself. Over 45 minutes, Alan and Alan discuss Moscow, monks and mothers, all while trying to ignore that ticking in the corner...
"The cast of two draw us into their mysterious little world with equally strong performances... they hold the audience's attention without fail throughout this enigmatic play" (https://laurapeatman.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/camden-fringe-review-alan-and-bennett/).
Check out the trailer from our 2015 run at the Camden Fringe here:
A Matter of Life and Death by Freddie Rosen:
Simon is Paul's best friend. They're young, they drink, joke and talk about girls. Unfortunately, Paul is also Death and he's got something to tell Simon... This darkly comic play explores ideas of mortality in the modern world from a uniquely youthful perspective. An original two-hander with plenty of laughs and ample room for reflection.
After a short run at Orillo Studios in York, Cup of Brew are proud to be joining forces with the team behind A Matter of Life and Death, to bring it to a wider audience at the biggest arts festival in the world!
Article about the show: http://www.nouse.co.uk/2016/02/16/one-foot-in-the-grave/
The two shows are being performed in rep on alternate days at Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Olive Studio at 4:10pm.
What your money is going towards:
£2500 - Venue hire, props, set and transport
£2500 - Accommodation for cast and production team
£300 - Marketing materials
If you can spare any money at all, we promise to make it worth your while with the exclusive rewards you can see on the right hand side.
Many, many thanks,
The Cup of Brew team.