In Tents and Purposes

by in London

We did it
On 28th June 2016 we successfully raised £5,340 with 59 supporters in 56 days

Help Viscera Theatre bring its 5 STAR sell-out comedy from VAULT Festival and Lyric Hammersmith to Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh.

by in London

What we're raising for: 

Following our FIVE STAR sell-out run at VAULT festival, we’ve been selected to perform our latest comedy production, In Tents and Purposes at the prestigious Assembly Rooms – one of the top four venues of the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

We need to raise £4,995.00 to make this project happen, which we’re hoping to achieve with your generosity. Any donations, however small, will be enormously appreciated and will help fund the following: venue hire and registration, marketing, accommodation, and technical requirements (payment for Stage Manager, props, PRS license). 

About the show 

Ten years. Two friends. One fortune teller. 

A side-splitting and life-affirming play, exploring whether our lives are predetermined or shaped by our choices. Written and Performed by Roxy Dunn (C4 Babylon, BBC3 Top Coppers) and Alys Metcalf (The Play That Goes Wrong, West End). 

Why support us? 

In a culture of cuts to the arts and raised costs of living, it’s increasingly difficult to maintain the running of a theatre company. However,  seeing the effect our work has on those who watch it makes the investment worthwhile. 

Using humour and entertainment, our show encourages people to take positive control over their lives by making the most out of their circumstances. It also shows two women taking centre-stage and for that reason is proudly supported by Bechdel Theatre. 

A huge thank you to you from us. 

Roxy Dunn and Alys Metcalf – Co-founders of Viscera Theatre Company 

Reviews for In Tents and Purposes 

“Both actresses give exceptionally talented comic performances and the script is brilliant. A very charming, very funny, sharp, smart play.” A YOUNGER THEATRE 

“Between Dunn and Metcalf, there is an abundance of ideas and talent, and their observations about everything from popular culture to human nature sets them apart as serious talent to watch.” FEMALE ARTS (5 STARS) 

"What's the plural of genius? These two are that word.” PATERSON JOSEPH (JOHNSON – C4 PEEP SHOW) 

More about the company 

Viscera Theatre is a London based new writing company focusing on producing innovative work which proceeds from instinct, whilst engaging the intellect. Viscera’s previous work has been produced in various theatres, including the prestigious Lyric Hammersmith Studio, VAULT Festival and Old Vic Tunnels. The company has nurtured and worked with a host of established writers, directors and actors, including playwrights Tom Wells (recipient of the prestigious George Devine Award whose work has been produced at Bush Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith) and Rachel De Lahay (Royal Court Theatre), as well as director, Alex Brown (who won the JMK Award and is currently working as a Development Assistant at BBC Wales.) We’re supported by our patron playwright, Nick Payne (Constellations, West-End/Broadway).


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Our eternal gratitude, plus a personal thank you via social media.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Our eternal gratitude, plus a personal thank you via social media.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Your name listed in the programme and on our website as a supporter of the production, and a signed postcard.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Your name listed as a supporter in our programme, a copy of the programme, - plus all of the above.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Become a Friend of Viscera. Be listed on our website and in our programme as a Friend of the company, receive exclusive news and ticket offers for future shows and received a signed thank you postcard from the cast and a complimentary ticket to the show - plus all of the above.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Two tickets to the show, a personal thank you from the cast who will meet with you afterwards - plus all of the above.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Two tickets to the show, a signed programme, dinner with the cast and creative team (cooked by us!), a personal thank you in the programme and on our website, plus two tickets to one of our future productions - plus all of the above!

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