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On 19th April 2019 we successfully raised £2,022 with 43 supporters in 34 days

To make & tour a mother/daughter created jazz-theatre extravaganza, with outreach & community choir, to premiere at Weston Museum May 2019

by Soap Soup Theatre in Weston Super Mare, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we could achieve our stretch target, we would spend the money on running further singing and theatre participation projects in the Weston-Super-Mare and North Somerset area over the next year. The money wold pay for materials, artists fees and travel, to bring high quality experiences to harder to reach communities in those areas. We would focus creating multi-generational groups where young  and older people come together to create music and theatre. Building communities confidence, sharing and gaining skills, & bringing people together to make new friends would just be the start of what we could do!

My mum Ros Cuthbert is a talented visual artist and jazz singer, and when she created a two-headed character in her paintings called MathildaMathilda, it gave me a brilliant idea...

A mother/daughter created and performed show, combining her love of Jazz and the striking visual world of her paintings, with my passion for making imaginative theatre and puppetry for people of all ages! 

As soon as we started dreaming around the idea, it got bigger and bigger...

We commissioned Mums long term collaborator Ashley John Long (one of the London Philharmonics young composers of this year) to compose an original jazz score. Mum began writing lyrics. Adam Fuller agreed to direct the show and we got local singing wonder woman Jannah Warlow on board as our Musical director. We've begun recruiting a multi-generational community choir to support the songs at the premiere and we're working with local schools to create costumes. We will open at Weston Museum with a takeover of workshops and events. 

We got an Arts Council R & D grant in 2018, but when we went to them to begin to make the project, were turned down. It was so disheartening! 

But, we are determined to make this happen! 

This project is the most exciting thing that Soap Soup Theatre has dared to dream, and everyone we have spoken to has been as excited as us about it.  All the artists, venues and partners are in place and ready to go...so... WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Any donation, however small will go towards making this wonderful show happen. Mum and I won't be paying ourselves from the crowdfund, all the money will go towards paying the other artists, running the choir, paying for puppets, props and costumes to be made by local artists, fuel for the tour, the list goes on!

So please, dig deep if you can, and help us make what I know will be a very unique and special piece of work.

Thank you.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£60 or more

3 of 20 claimed

MathildaMathilda goody bag

2 limited edition, beautifully illustrated zines, created by Ros and Tomasin Cuthbert, depicting the adventures of MathildaMathilda, a signed MathildaMathilda poster, both badge designs and a few other little handmade surprises!

£5 or more

A personalised thank you video

A personalised video of thanks from Ros, Tomasin and MathildaMathilda straight from the rehearsal room! Expect rehearsal madness, puppet pranks and improvised songs for your delight and delectation!

£10 or more

4 of 50 claimed

A signed MathildaMathilda Poster and 2 badges

A beautifully designed poster and badge, designed and signed by local artist Ros Cuthbert

£20 or more

3 of 60 claimed

A limited edition MathildaMathilda 'zine'

There are 2 limited edition MathildaMathilda 'zines', beautifully illustrated by Ros and Tomasin Cuthbert depicting some of the adventures of our heroine, MathildaMathilda!

£30 or more

10 of 10 claimed

2 tickets for the premiere of MathildaMathilda

2 tickets for the premiere of MathildaMathilda at Weston Museum, a chance to have your photo taken with the cast, and a signed poster and badge to take home after the show!

£175 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Original concept designs by Tomasin Cuthbert

An original piece of MathildaMathilda herstory. Costume designs by Tomasin Cuthbert, framed for your wall. If you aren't local, we will need to add postage to this reward.

£250 or more

0 of 2 claimed

A puppet making workshop

A puppet making workshop, brought to your home for up to 10 of your friends, family, and children. Learn how to craft talking puppets straight from Soap Soup Theatres artistic Director, Tomasin Cuthbert. And she'll even bring some vegan chocolate brownies with her if you're really good.

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