My Night With Reg, 2020 Tour

by Dan Ellis in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

My Night With Reg, 2020 Tour
We did it
On 18th December 2019 we successfully raised £2,015 with 32 supporters in 28 days

Green Carnation are producing their second production, Kevin Elyot's 'My Night With Reg' to tour theatres in early 2020

by Dan Ellis in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Green Carnation Company are absolutely thrilled to be producing Kevin Elyot’s wonderful play, ‘My Night with Reg’, and taking it on the road, stopping at 5 established (and very exciting) venues along the way!

So far, we have been unsuccessful in our bid to gain Arts Council Funding for this project.  As a result, we have set up this Crowdfunder in order to allow you to support directors Dan J and Dan E in this endeavour we are both so passionate about, and ultimately bask in the warm glow of joy and pride in knowing that you helped us achieve what promises to be a fantastic piece of theatre.

Any money donated by you lovely, lovely, LOVELY people will be used in the following ways:

  • It would expand our budget to allow us to produce the work we are imagining to its full potential.
  • To effectively market and promote the play.
  • To invest in future Green Carnation Company productions and tours.
  • In addition to our established commitment to pay our team a fair wage, both Dan Number 1 and I would also love to be able to pay ourselves for working on the project! *Insert picture of Oliver asking for more here*

“But what exactly is ‘My Night With Reg’?” I hear you say.  Well, in summary….

In 1985, in a London flat, old friends and lovers gather to celebrate new beginnings, yet their whole world is about to change…

Funny, sad and sweet, Kevin Elyot’s award-winning dark comedy play about the relationships of a group of gay men and their connections to the unseen yet magnetic Reg is a moving exploration of friendship, happiness and love, and their fragility in the shadow of the 1980’s AIDS crisis.

We are very proud to also be supporting George House Trust, a Manchester based charity providing services to people living with, and affected by, HIV. (

On its travels, ‘My Night With Reg’ will be performed at theatres in Salford, Hull, Huddersfield, Durham and Coventry

As a company we want to tell queer stories through quality theatre. Last year we staged ‘The Pride’ at Hope Mill Theatre, and sold out 6 out of 7 performances, and got some flipping amazing feedback and reviews:

★★★★ ‘REFRESHINGLY FRANK AND VERY HUMAN – A DELIGHT’ NorthWestEnd on ‘The Pride’, 2018

We want to maintain – no – exceed the reputation we received last year and you can help us do just that!

We are aware that this page is being shared at a festive time of year, but Dan and I have agreed, If you would be so kind as to pop a few shillings toward our crowdfunder instead of buying one of us a large glass of red at the work Christmas party this year, we would love you forever!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

You will receive special thanks posted online to our social media accounts and our website

£10 or more

£10 Reward

As well as online thanks, you will receive a named 'thank you' in our printed show programme.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

In addition to both online and printed thanks, you will receive a personalised video message, from members of the cast

£50 or more

£50 Reward

You will receive all previous rewards, a premium seat reservation to a performance of My Night With Reg, and a meet and greet with the cast and crew following the show.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive an invitation to attend our preview 'sharing' in which you will be able to watch select scenes from the script performed in an intimate setting, a few days before the show opens at The Lowry.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

As well as all previous rewards, should you wish to donate £500, you will be given 'Associate Producer' accreditation for 'My Night With Reg', the ability to attend select rehearsals and discuss your thoughts with the cast and creatives in an advisory role.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

in addition to all previous rewards, should you wish to donate £1000 or more to Green Carnation Company, you would be listed as a Stakeholder on the project and will meet with the Artistic Directors to discuss the ability to gain a share of profits from the Spring 2020 tour of My Night With Reg

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