We're Rose Eye Productions; An experimental performance and gig-theatre collective, fusing contemporary music & theatre, encouraging social change & conversation. We collaborate with theatre makers and musicians to develop alternative, daring, cross-art form projects.
Our one woman gig-theatre show exploring life for women in prison in the UK, 'HATCH' will be going up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year and we need your help to make it happen!
Please continue reading to learn more about the project, why we need your help and to find out what prizes we're offering for your donations!
Any donation, big or small (and there really is NOTHING too small) will mean the absolute world to us!
Lots of love,
Rose Eye Productions x
Having won multiple awards at the National Student Drama Festival, followed by a fantastic response at both Latitude and the Camden Fringe; we started to fully realise the wider responsibility and potential of HATCH following our connection with Safe Ground during our run at Camden People’s Theatre in November.
Safe Ground is a charity using drama to educate prisoners and young people at risk in the community, reducing risk of reoffending and building stronger communities. Having their support and agreement that HATCH has the potential to help raise awareness of life for young women in prison in the UK has made us so excited to dig deeper into research and development over the coming months.
We’re so excited to take HATCH to Edinburgh, so we can reach a wider audience following further development with organisations like Safe Ground that work with women in prison and help open up conversation around the failings of the British prison system.
HATCH is an award winning solo gig-theatre piece written and performed by Roundhouse Resident Artist, Sarah Carton.
The piece digs under the skin of anti-heroine Jess, imprisoned for selling drugs on her lover’s behalf.
Blurring the boundaries of acted scene, poetry and live music, HATCH flows through Jess’s feelings of abandonment from her partner on the outside. With explosive spoken word poetry and sensual moments of magical realism, her story intertwines with a collection of original songs and fierce, live electronic music.
Winner of the Oberon Books New Play Award and the NSDF Camden People’s Theatre Award 2018.
“She surrenders herself in a fever of hypnotic song and monologue. Funny and devastating in equal part” – The Sunday Times
"Every word is intimately personal, shrouded in her explosive energy" - A Younger Theatre
"It’s rhyming was luscious, its soul was prominent" - Two Lasses In London
“Sarah Carton and her incredible one-woman HATCH has some of the best singing/songwriting I’ve heard and hits you in the gut” – Alex Spencer Jones
“Explosive spoken-word poetry and loud, fierce, intelligent music” – Noises Off
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:
As you may or may not know, the costs of taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival are increasing year on year. It costs thousands (literally thousandsssss) of pounds to even take a small solo show like ours to the festival, and as a young emerging theatre company, we simply can't afford to do this without your help!
Your money will go towards venue hire fees, marketing, set, electronic music equipment, music recording, rehearsal space, accommodation, and to help us afford to do a proper research and development process with organisations working with people in prison...
but we don't want something for nothing!
WHAT YOU'LL GET
What's up for grabs:
- RISE Download - Download of our main track from the show, 'RISE'. We'll be recording this track ready for release over summer, so you'll get your hands on it before the release date!
- HATCH EP Download - copy of the full HATCH EP (Including RISE, Beautiful Boy & Stay With You). Feast your ears on the music from the production before Edinburgh!
- HATCH Postcard - A HATCH postcard with a personalised thank you note from all of us at Rose Eye
- HATCH Poster - A poster of the show and a personalised postcard thank you note
- T-shirt - Get your hands on an official Edinburgh HATCH T-shirt!
- FREE TICKETS - 2 Tickets to our Edinburgh Fringe show at Big Belly, Cowgate, Underbelly!
T's & C's: Please leave your full name, email address and address (if wanting things posted) alongside your donation or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your rewards. All music, prints & merch will be sent out in July/ early August!
Thanks for your help!
Love, the Rose Eye Productions team xxxx