£905

£1,000 stretch target 3 days left
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 10th May 2021 at 7:38pm

Help us bring new comedy 'Meat Cute' to Chiswick Playhouse for performances in May/June and a week's run in October at the Bread and Roses.

by Patch Plays in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All funds raised will go towards the cost of the show, including paying for rehearsal space, set, costume, props,  sound design, technical requirements, transport and hire costs. Any funds that are raised beyond our target will go towards future plans to expand the show and to bring it to wider audiences in larger venues. This is the beginning of a long life for Meat Cute and for the growth and development of the emerging creatives at Patch Plays who are working on this project. 


A woman is on a mission to find the perfect candidate. Tinder. Vegans. Apple juice. Will she ever swipe right? 14 dates later, a broken family, a Pomeranian named Mozart, and an eviction notice, is this rebellion or simply a cry for help?

Meat Cute asks: how does a 23-year-old woman navigate a world governed by masculinity and violence, and, how far is too far.

Meat Cute, written by and starring Bibi Lucille, is a one-woman one-act comedy that first performed as a short 10-minute monologue at Patch Plays' first scratch night in October 2020. It then performed at a comedy night 'It's getting hot in here' at Matchstick Pie House and a Boat Canal Festival in Kensal Rise. Audiences responded well to the comedy of the piece, expressing engagement with the new and somewhat provocative themes of veganism through its heightened comedy and the relatability of a woman lost in her early twenties. Since then, Bibi has developed the script into a full-length play,  fusing her passion for animal rights and comedy and the show has engaged interest to be performed at two London fringe venues, Chiswick Playhouse and The Bread and Roses Theatre this year.

Performed by Bibi Lucille, Directed by Anastasia Bunce, Produced by Lote Pupola, Stage-Managed by Maria Majewska, Set Design by Ayla Ash and Sound Design by Anne Chafer, this is a team of young women who believe in the power of comedy to engage audiences with new and important themes.


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We want to create a highly entertaining, farcical comedy for audiences returning to theatre after a long cold winter away from the stage. Patch Plays was born out of response to the pandemic and a desire to bring new work that engages with themes of animal welfare and sustainability, which is integral to both the making and presentation of this show. 

Your kind donations will help us raise £1000 to fund rehearsal space, set, props, costume, technician hires and transportation costs to help us bring our show to life to London stages this year. Your support will crucially help the team of young emerging creatives who are all recent graduates to get their work out there and will be a crucial stepping stone to kickstart our careers during what has been a trying time for the industry. 

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the show(s)! 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

For £10 we will film a personal thank you video from the Patch Plays Meat Cute team!

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Social Media Shout out. We will give you a shout out on our social media pages to thank you for your kind donation!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A Handwritten thank you note. For £20 we will send you a handwritten thank-you note from the team at Patch Plays.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

For £50 you can join the creative team on an exclusive zoom where you can ask us all about the show and behind the scenes!

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

For £100 you will receive a signed poster of 'Meat Cute' signed by Bibi Lucille and photographs of the show.

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

Come and watch the rehearsal process, get a chance to see the behind-the-scenes making of Meat Cute, and to chat with performer Bibi Lucille and director Anastasia Bunce.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

'Tinder Date' with Meat Cute Star Bibi Lucille.

Let's make 'Meat Cute' happen

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