Oh hi there!
OMG WE NEED HELP. IT'S ALL BURNING UP AROUND US...
Phew, sorry; let's try again.
HEY, NICE TO MEET YOU!
We're The Lampoons: Adam, Christina, Josh and Oliver. We create hilariously absurd reimaginings of classic B-movies for the stage using physical comedy and clown. We have produced two shows to sell-out London audiences, both of which received fantastic public and critical responses, like:
House on Haunted Hill at The Leicester Square Theatre
'Managed mayhem at its best.' - LondonTheatre1
☆☆☆☆☆ - A Pint and a Play
Attack of the Giant Leeches at The Etcetera Theatre
'Very funny, extremely silly and above all, quite quite bonkers.’ - Blog of Theatre Things
☆☆☆☆☆ - TimeOut User Rating
AND WE'RE OFF TO THE EDINBURGH FRINGE!
After two amazing years of creating clown work exclusively for London audiences, we are now braving the huge Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Whilst the festival has a beautiful, diverse throng of shows, we're hoping that our bizarre late-night comedy House on Haunted Hill will really make its mark on audiences this August (we won't bruise them...again).
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, LIKE THE FILM?!
Yes! The show is a 60 MINUTE, jam-packed, furiously funny version of House on Haunted Hill, developed with clown director Alex Bell and mentored by Spy Monkey's Aitor Basauri. For those of you who haven't seen the film, we can promise 4 things:
- A Possessed Cat
- Murder by Pickle
- A Balaclava Ballet Band
- Enhanced Female Character: now with own storyline
(None of which are in the original film)
See? It's going to be an excellent show!
BUT THERE'S A CATCH!
Now for the inevitable scary news: we have to raise over FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS to make it all happen! Gee whizz...
This money covers all kinds of stuff: from venue deposits, to fake blood capsules, to the 315 pickles we're estimating one particular clown will have to eat over the run. In fact, here's a list of all the stuff we have to pay for, just to give you a giggle at our expense:
Props, Costume, Set, Rehearsal Space, Rehearsal Expenses, Marketing Designs, Posters, Flyers, Printing, Travel to Edinburgh, Set Transport, Venue Deposit, Fringe Registration, 100 Litres of Yak's Milk (not that), Insurance, Technical Operator, Accommodation, Brochure Adverts, Collaborators, PRS, Additional Technical Equipment and the list goes on. *GULP*.
It's all incredibly exciting. We've confirmed our fantastic venue at the Pleasance Dome and we are now heading into rehearsals for redevelopment to make this show even weirder and somehow funnier. However, we honestly cannot do this without you... *Sigh*.
We love what we do, and we really want the opportunity to spread the joy and hilarity to brand new beautiful audiences.
Check out our sexy rewards, and please donate whatever you can.
No donation is too small. But if you can't give money, you can still help. Please spread the word. Share this page/tell your auntie/read this aloud on the tube...
Every Bit of Love is Welcome!
Thank you from Adam, Josh, Oliver and Christina!