Madman William, a comedy by Naomi Asher

by Stacey Haber in Liphook, England, United Kingdom

Madman William, a comedy by Naomi Asher


raised of £5,500 target


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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 21st August 2020 at 8:28pm

We have been rehearsing Madman William throughout the pandemic. We are ready to perform when theatres open and Edinburgh Fringe 2021.

by Stacey Haber in Liphook, England, United Kingdom

Having discovered the perfect summer by staging "The Man From Verona" at the EdFringe in 2019, the dream of a troupe was born. It was cemented with the London debut of TMFV at Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Other Palace in London. The cast of TMFV was a dream to direct, watch, hear and live with. It became clear very quickly that I wanted to work with these lovely, talented people again and again. We had hoped to bring "Madman William" to Edinburgh for 2020 and have been video rehearsing throughout the pandemic. While even a non-official Fringe looks unlikely, we're ready to jump on the stage at the drop of a hat or a hint. 

"Madman William" is a comedy by Naomi Asher about an escape plan hatched by Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear. They plan to escape their plays to cease dying nightly. After 400 years, they've had enough. All goes well until Will Shakespeare shows up. Set in a 1600's pub in modern day London, the laughs flow more regularly than the beer. 

The monies raised will be used to pay actors who've been hit hard by Coronavirus, rent theatre space(s), buy costumes, props and comestibles, and house and transport the cast. And for one crew member for lights as the action sweeps between the pub and Shakespeare's bedroom until the two merge.

Thanks very much for reading and considering our play. You're not called Angels for nothing.  


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

A4 poster signed by the cast

Full play poster signed by the cast, A4 size.

£9 or more

AJ Bell Fringe on Friday 7th of August

On the 7th of August at 9pm, kick back and enjoy all your Fringe favourites from the comfort of your own home, with a ticket to the AJ Bell Fringe on Friday.

£15 or more

Flyer of the play poster

Small size version of the play poster sent electronically for you to print at home or printed and posted to you.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Music Mug - Editors Violence

Backstage Mug from the Editors' Violence tour. Black with white text and red stripe under album title.

£40 or more

A3 Poster signed by the cast

Full play poster signed by the cast, A3 size.

£100 or more

0 of 25 claimed

2 tickets to the show and photo with a cast member

Have your photo taken with a cast member after the show. Two tickets to an available show date in either Edinburgh or London, wherever the show is first staged. Photo can be with your camera or ours. We will share the photo with you electronically.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Jeff Lynne's ELO crew tour T-shirt

Black T-shirt, size XL gifted to crew on tour.

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Black crew Gillet from Take That tour

Black Gillet for crew from Take That tour. Size L. Says TAKE THAT on back

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Placebo Duffel Bag from the 20 Years Tour

Black, medium sized, sturdy nylon bag with black handles and leather wrap. Crew tour merch.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Dinner with the cast in a cast member's home

Dinner for you and a friend with all or most of the cast in a cast member's home, cooked by that cast member. Dietary restrictions welcome.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Black crew hoodie from Robbie Williams tour

Black hoodie size L from Robbie William tour. Front pouch. "CREW" on right sleeve.

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