Latex & Roses

by QMU ComSoc in Edinburgh

We did it
On 18th June 2015 we successfully raised £825 with 10 supporters in 14 days

Student sketch group to put on an hour of unapologetic satirical sketches reflecting society to be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.

by QMU ComSoc in Edinburgh

New stretch target

We are using Crowdfunder as a way of raising the bulk of our budget, however we will continue fundraising depending on the response from this campaign. After the campaign ends we still have another month to raise the amount we need for room rental, flyers, posters and insurance. However, if we exceed the £800 on this campaign we will then try to raise the full amount for the Fringe.

BREAKDOWN

£1700 - Room Rental

£175 - Insurance

£75 - Flyers & Posters

All other normal Fringe expenses such as accommodation is exempt as we already live in Edinburgh.


Project Aim

Student sketch group to put on an hour of unapologetic satirical sketches reflecting society to be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.

About the project

"Unapologetic satirical sketches performed by QMU ComSoc, a group who blended together would create the ethnicity of off-white. In an industry where comedy tries to appease the general public – they missed the memo."

Hello! We are QMU ComSoc, a comedy society from Queen Margaret University, who have proven to be naturally proficient in the field of sketch comedy after being founded in September 2013. Our group has given a platform for young aspiring comedians; encouraging them to hone their performing skills, build personal confidence and hone their own unique voice.

 

 

This year we are taking our group to the Fringe to put on an accomplished and well written satirical sketch show to reflect society we live in today from the perspective of young students from Scotland, England, France, Finland and Bulgaria. We have come together from all different cultures and backgrounds to create a group comfortable with each other and confident enough to put themselves out there.

 

The cast will include Andrew Sim, James Hughes, Emma Lynne Harley, Oliver Giggins, Annu Valtonen, Samantha Reid, Johnny Cameron, Cameron Grounds, Debi Pirie and Paul Dobie. Each performance will be a combination of five performers from the QMU ComSoc cast. This gives a larger amount of performers the chance to show their brilliance to the people at the Edinburgh Fringe. Additionally we will have the wonderful Connor Borthwick writing and directing certain aspects of the show with his supreme funniness. Nik Boyadgiev will be writing unusual concepts and scripts for Latex & Roses even though he'll be in Bulgaria for the summer! Our technical support will be given to us from our ex-QMU student and lover Craig Black, who has been a star in so many ways. Production manager Jasmine Law will be keeping us in check and saving our skin as she always has for this production. Our designs have been fantastically crafted by Matt Christie and finally our videos and photos will be taken by the wonderfully talented Rhona Shennan to back up our creative juices.

 

Throughout our rehearsal process we will be implementing a series of performance techniques, mostly originating from Jacque Lecoq's clown and bouffon, to delve deeper into the recognisable characters we can so easily mock within society. This complete awareness of the theatrical potential of comedy reflecting the absurd system we live in comes from the members of the cast being students of drama and acting. This difference between them and any ordinary student production makes Latex & Roses a worthwhile show to see and donate to.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

£1700 - Room Rental

£175 - Insurance

£75 - Flyers & Posters

Accommodation expenses are exempt as we already live in Edinburgh.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

You're a cheapskate, but we love you! You won't be personally invited to our preview until you go deeper into your wallet, but you will be thanked in abundance for your donation on our Facebook and Twitter!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You're so kind! You will be personally invited, including your friends and family, to come see our preview in Edinburgh halfway through July. You will be thanked in abundance for your donation on our Facebook and Twitter!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

You are a friend of Latex & Roses! You will be personally invited, including your friends and family, to come see our preview in Edinburgh halfway through July. You will be thanked in abundance for your donation on our Facebook and Twitter. You will also receive a Latex & Roses poster!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

You are a good friend of Latex & Roses! You will be personally invited, including your friends and family, to come see our preview in Edinburgh halfway through July. You will be thanked in abundance for your donation on our Facebook and Twitter. You will also receive a Latex & Roses pack (including personalised show condom, show poster and sweets)

£75 or more

£75 Reward

You are a beautiful friend of Latex & Roses! You will be personally invited, including your friends and family, to come see our preview in Edinburgh halfway through July. If you not able to attend said preview we will send the recorded footage from the night directly to you. You will be thanked in abundance for your donation on our Facebook and Twitter. You will also receive a Latex & Roses pack (including personalised show condom, show poster and sweets)

£100 or more

£100 Reward

You are a lovely human being and an extremely generous heart. You will be personally invited, including your friends and family, to come see our preview in Edinburgh halfway through July. You will be invited to our post show discussion to voice your opinions on the show. If you not able to attend said preview we will send the recorded footage from the night directly to you. You will be thanked in abundance for your donation on our Facebook and Twitter. You will also receive a Latex & Roses pack (including personalised show condom, show poster and sweets)

£150 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£150 Reward

You are a financial producer of Latex & Roses! You will be part of the group and will receive the same benefits as the cast. You will also have your say on the material we produce. You will be personally invited, including your friends and family, to come see our preview in Edinburgh halfway through July. After which we will have a post show discussion to get your opinion on it. If you not able to attend said preview we will send the recorded footage from the night directly to you. You will be thanked in abundance for your donation on our Facebook and Twitter. You will also receive a Latex & Roses pack (including personalised show condom, show poster and sweets)

£300 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£300 Reward

You are an official sponsor of Latex & Roses! Your company will be advertised on our flyers, posters and t-shirts. We will have a certain level of product placement from your company implemented into our show if suitable (if it isn't, we'll do it anyway!). On top of this company exposure at the largest arts festival in the world, you will also have your say on the material we produce. You will be personally invited, including your whole company, to come see our preview in Edinburgh halfway through July. After which we will have a post show discussion to get your opinion on it. If you not able to attend said preview we will send the recorded footage from the night directly to you. You will be thanked in abundance for your donation on our Facebook and Twitter, as well as the opportunity to advertise through us in the future. You will also receive a Latex & Roses pack (including personalised show condom, show poster and sweets)

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