LAMDA MishMash Festival 2020

by Emily Carewe in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 31st March 2020 we successfully raised £820 with 16 supporters in 28 days

LAMDA MishMash is a 3-day festival celebrating the self-created and artist-led work of LAMDA Alumni and their contemporaries.

by Emily Carewe in London, England, United Kingdom

Thanks for reading about LAMDA MishMash and why we need your help!


The first ever LAMDA MishMash is taking place from 24-26 April 2020. It's a three-day festival celebrating invention, risk-taking and the self-created work of LAMDA Alumni and their contemporaries – from seeds of ideas and initial explorations through to fully realised pieces.

Each day of the festival contains one hour long performance, and a selection of shorter works. A Half & Half features two 30 minute long pieces, whilst each Cheeky Thirds includes three different 15 minute performances.

Alongside live performances, film screenings and audio drama presentations, we will be programming a series of workshops and panel discussions with leading industry professionals exploring how to create work and the wider issues within the creative skills sector.


I am Emily Carewe, the founder and producer of LAMDA MishMash - I'm also a 2017 LAMDA Graduate. I'm working with 2016 graduate George Kemp as assistant producer. We have over 30 companies involved, spanning live theatre, film and audio. Here's some of them to introduce themselves!


LAMDA have been incredibly supportive in the creation of this festival, and they are really invested in its success and future. 

They are contributing 70% of the total LAMDA MishMash budget as a combination of in-kind support and a cash contribution. 

This left us with £16,700 to raise. Since we began fundraising in December, we’ve raised £13,700 thanks to Kenny Wax, 45North, The Harbour Foundation, Backstage Trust and an anonymous donor – and we are SO grateful for their generosity. This leaves us with just £3,000 left to reach our goal! This is where you come in….

We are so close to reaching our total fundraising total, and any donation from you (no matter how small) will help us make the first ever LAMDA MishMash as great a success as possible, meaning it will hopefully continue and grow over years to come!

Donations will go towards costs including front of house staff, technical staff and honorariums for speakers in our curated panel talks. 


Sarah Frankcom, Director of LAMDA said: “In an ever-evolving industry, it’s vital our students know they can have a voice and tell the stories which are important to them. The LAMDA MishMash Festival aims to provide a platform for our alumni to showcase their own work and develop their careers as rounded artists. The first ever programme is set to include an exciting array of urgent, thought-provoking pieces which I hope will empower a new generation of theatre-makers.”

Jonathan Sayer, Founding member of Mischief Theatre and LAMDA graduate said: “Creating your own work and feeling empowered to do so is vital for any young actor joining the industry. LAMDA have always been incredibly supportive of Mischief’s journey and the MishMash festival is a fantastic way to encourage, develop and challenge people in or who have just finished full time drama school training to take hold of their creative futures.”

THANK YOU for any support you can give - and we hope to see you at LAMDA MishMash in April!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Exclusive inside rehearsal footage from one of the companies involved.

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Personalised thank you video from the LAMDA MishMash team and exclusive rehearsal footage from at least 2 companies.

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Invitation to visit rehearsals at LAMDA in the week before the festival, personalised thank you video from the LAMDA MishMash team, exclusive rehearsal footage from at least 2 companies.

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