Mating In Captivity - The Play

by Florence Taylor in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th May 2019 we successfully raised £1,161 with 38 supporters in 28 days

We need to raise £500 to take Mating in Captivity to the Brighton Fringe, to cover: rehearsal space, marketing and production costs.

by Florence Taylor in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we outreach our target the extra funds will go into developing the play (rehearsal space and marketing) for when the show performs at the King's Head Theatre in July and August 2019 as part of their Queer Season. 

We are performing the European Premiere of Oliver Page’s acclaimed play at the Brighton Fringe, 22nd - 23rd May, Junkyard: The Doghouse, 4:30pm.

The play is a screwball comedy focusing around a bi-sexual love triangle, of sorts. It focuses on Rob, Annie and Jacob and questions what the hell love is in the modern day? How do relationships actually work?  Why should sexuality not be subject to binary labels but be understood as a spectrum that is intrinsically linked to our own individual identity?

It is messy, wild, fast, lewd, rude and crude, just like real life. Audiences will love the fast, energetic pace and the way these characters confront some uncomfortable but truly relatable topics with wit, humour and a shot of vodka or two. Sometimes it helps to laugh at other people's foibles, mistakes and fumbles - and we may end up freer and more open to possibilities beyond what we had previously considered.

We are a young team, bringing together our various talents and past experiences to put on this funny and important play in the UK. But we need your help to take it to the Brighton Fringe. 

Why Brighton?

Brighton is the perfect place before we head for a longer run in London and beyond! Not only is Brighton an exciting, happening place to be, but it is also the LQBTQ+ capital of the UK and this play will sit boldly right in the middle of the festival. We are really looking forward to experiencing the creative, constructive atmosphere shared between artists and audiences which makes this exactly the right place to test this work for the very first time.

How can you help us?

By pledging as much as you can spare to reach our £500 goal so we can cover costs, pack our bags and head off to Brighton. We’ve booked a great venue, and have already done a couple of days of development on the production. Now we need to head into promoting the play and paying for the production, including transport, set, props and costume. In return, as well as our undying gratitude, we will give you shout outs on our social media platforms. For donations over £5 you will receive a printed thank you in our programmes and online on our website. If you donate more than £10 you will receive a free programme. For any donation over £50 you will receive a complimentary ticket to a future performance of the show.

Who are we?

Directed by Ed Theakston (multi-award-winning Bit of Sunshine, Theatre503; Mudlarks, WCA/Lyric Hammersmith; The Others, Camden People’s Theatre),

Produced by Flo Taylor (Induction, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Till The Boys Come Home, Institute)

Designed by Ioana Curelea (Welcome To The UK, The Bunker Theatre; Metamorphosis, Tristan Bates Theatre)


Rowland Stirling (It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Old Joint Stock; Guncotton Creep, Blue Elephant)

Jane Christie (Cooking for Candice, Oxford Playhouse; Paris in the Rain, Little Windmill Productions Ltd)

George Rennie (The Interpretation of Dreams, Bunker Theatre; Briefs, Waterloo East)

Please help us get to Brighton and take this sexy, socially important and searingly funny play to the Fringe. 

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