Get The Lampoons to Edinburgh '18

by Lampoons Theatre Co in London, Greater London, England

We did it
On 31st March 2018 we successfully raised £4,010 with 122 supporters in 28 days

We need your help to get us to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018!

by Lampoons Theatre Co in London, Greater London, England

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!

#LampoonsFund

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Our Eternal Gratitude!

Wow, thank you friend face! For the pledge of a tenner, we will send you a personal thank you over Facebook and Twitter (with a picture) showing exactly what your money has helped to fund!

£23 or more

300 Ping Pong Balls!

Hoaaahh!! That's what that £23 will be going towards (Which is wonderful as the show wouldn't be the same without them). But what can we get you in return? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words but we shall prove that wrong by sending you a personally written poem about your name and post it on our Social Media! **You will also be entered in the Ticket Draw for 2 free tickets to see the show in London or Edinburgh!**

£49 or more

A Fringe-Long Supply of Stage Fog

That's generous! No seriously, you must really care about us. We will send you a signed poster and a personal thank you on all our social media's. We'll also throw in a FREE TICKET to see the show in London or Edinburgh! **You will also be entered in the Ticket Draw for 2 free tickets to see the show in London or Edinburgh!**

£105 or more

53 Jars of Pickles.

That's what you just bought. Cheers mate. We will give you TWO TICKETS to the show in London or Edinburgh, a pint with the cast, a signed poster AND video of one of us putting your name into a song uncomfortably.

£265 or more

Our travel to the Festival.

You're literally taking us there. Physical Change. Don't worry we'll book early so not to get jipped by Virgin. We will give you everything in the above perks, a personalised and framed poster thanking you for your help and a special thanks in the programme.

£550 or more

One week's rent at the festival!

If we're not sleeping rough, we're generally funnier on stage. Look at what you've done there! You get everything in the last perk AND a little space on our programme (and our hearts) for your logo/Face/business /name.

£1,000 or more

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Executive Producer

You're doing us a solid. We will be singing your name from the rooftops of every metaphorical building. This is an incredible boost in making the whole shebang happen. You'll get all the above perks, credit as Executive Producer, an exclusive framed and signed poster, and basically anything you can make Josh do on film. On top of this, join us for a day of rehearsals and add another 4 complimentary tickets to the show in London or Edinburgh.

£5,000 or more

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Stop Now. Or Don't

You have too much money. We couldn't possibly begin to put into words what this does for the Lampoons. But if you did, as well as all of the above perks, including Executive Producer, we would organise an entire Lampoons Edinburgh Mega-trip including Travel, The Show, Dinner with us crazies and a stay in the heart of the city. For two. What the hell.

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