Franz Kafka - Apparatus

by Alex Grace in Brighton, East Sussex, England

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On 11th April 2018 we successfully raised £920 with 25 supporters in 42 days

Be part of our new play, Franz Kafka - Apparatus, and help us get this exciting new adaptation of a classic Kafka story to the stage.

by Alex Grace in Brighton, East Sussex, England

FRANZ KAFKA – APPARATUS, a new play based on 'In the Penal Colony' by Franz Kafka.

You are cordially invited to contribute to a most unusual adaptation of Kafka’s tale of a mechanically achieved execution - death by means of a complex machine designed and constructed in a nightmare. Tragedy, comedy, horror and the absurd intermingle in this dramatic labyrinth of cruelty, obsession and madness.

Blue Devil, is staging ‘Franz Kafka – Apparatus’, a new play by Ross Dinwiddy, director of 2017’s sell out and critically acclaimed revival of Joe Orton’s, ‘Ruffian on the Stair’ in Brighton Fringe 2018 (**** Fringe Guru, **** remotegoat, **** Voice Mag, Nominated Best Newcomer Brighton Fringe Awards).

Starring award winning actor, Emily Carding ('Richard III - A One-Woman Show' ***** Broadway Baby, ***** remotegoat, **** The Stage, **** New York Times, Winner BOBBY AWARD Edinburgh Fringe), as The Officer, in a gender change from the Kafka original.

We need your help in bringing this disturbing, funny and challenging story to life at Brighton Fringe 2018 and beyond. Written at the height of the First World War, Kafka tells the tale of events at a Devil's Island-like penal colony, all too real at the time, but his incredible writing places in it an extraordinary machine - a huge and complex apparatus of unimaginable torture and brutal execution that seems to have been devised and built in hell. In doing so, Kafka seems to predict the scientific cruelties that were to dominate the years ahead and that still lurk today.

Your contributions will ensure we cover the costs of pre-production, including rehearsals, costumes, set design and build and make us ready for the first night on 4th May.

To show you're part of our exciting, new production and to send out our thanks, we've a selection of rewards and memorabilia to offer. For the most supportive and generous of you, you'll become one of our Blue Devil Angels and receive VIP tickets,  complimentary drinks and more, so come and join us for a memorable night at the theatre and experience first hand what we've achieved together. And, there are options where you can bring along a few guests too! If you can't make any of the performances yourself, the VIP tickets would make a fantastic gift.

Visit our website www.bluedeviltheatre.co.uk and social media for further information and show news.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

A big social thank you

Our eternal gratitude and a shout out of thanks on social media.

£10 or more

An even bigger social thank you

Our eternal gratitude and we'll list you as a supporter on our website and a shout out of thanks on social media.

£20 or more

Massive thanks and gifts for you

An exclusively designed badge and signed artwork postcard, shout out of thanks on social media and you'll be listed as a supporter on our website.

£30 or more

1 of 30 claimed

Massive thanks, gifts and a signed poster

A collection of Apparatus artwork: badge, postcard and poster, all exclusively designed for the production. You will also receive a shout of thanks on social media and be listed as a supporter on our website.

£50 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Massive thanks, gifts and a signed script

A signed copy of our very talented writer and director, Ross Dinwiddy’s, published script, you'll also be thanked in the programme as a supporter, plus all previous rewards.

£100 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Blue Devil Theatre Angel

You will be listed as a Blue Devil Theatre Angel in our programme. You'll receive a VIP ticket on opening night (or night of your choice), a programme, a drink of your choice and the opportunity to meet the cast and crew after the show plus signed artwork, poster and script.

£150 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Blue Devil Theatre Angel Plus

You will be listed as a Blue Devil Theatre Angel in our programme. You'll receive a pair of VIP tickets on opening night (or night of your choice), a programme, a bottle of fizz, the opportunity to meet the cast and crew after the show plus signed artwork, poster and script.

£250 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Blue Devil Theatre Angel Plus Plus

You will be listed as a Blue Devil Theatre Angel in our programme. You'll receive 4 VIP tickets on opening night (or night of your choice), a programme, 2 bottles of fizz, the opportunity to meet the cast and crew after the show plus signed artwork, poster and script.

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Blue Devil Theatre Archangel

A unique opportunity to be our Blue Devil Archangel with an Executive Producer credit on promotional materials including the poster, of which you will receive a framed copy . You will also be our guest of honour on opening night (or night of your choice), with 4 VIP tickets, 2 bottles of fizz, signed artwork, poster and script.


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