Oliva Tweest: Make some schange to make a change!

by Yinka Ayinde in London, England, United Kingdom

Oliva Tweest: Make some schange to make a change!
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The aim of this project is to help financially support us to put on our production in a London Theatre venue. We want to entertain

by Yinka Ayinde in London, England, United Kingdom

The idea for the show was conceived by presenter-producer Yinka Ayinde, (PureYinkz) six years ago.
His debut version of the show sold-out at the West End’s Lyric Theatre to a notably new audience, the majority of whom had never been to the theatre before.
Following its success, the musical received Arts Council England (ACE) funding for a short run at Hackney Empire in September 2014, which led to further funding support from ACE and Stage One for an industry workshop presentation at St James Theatre in May 2015.
In 2016 with support from the British Council the musical was presented as a Flash-Mob inspired performance at the Lagos Theatre Festival in Nigeria. Oliva Tweest was then selected for BEAM (UKs leading showcase for new musicals). The Musical was picked up by the Barbican Arts Centre and presented as a work-in-progress industry sharing to promote this fresh and innovative take on British musical theatre.

The show was scheduled for a UK Tour in October 2018 but due to unforeseen circumstances it had to be postponed. Cancelling the tour has proven to be very costly, so we are now raising funds to produce a London show in November.

Being a Musical based on African-British culture, we've come against a lot of barriers producing this show over the years and more recently. Although we have found supporters in the Industry we have also been blocked by a lack of understanding of our goal to make our Afro- Musical widely available to everyone. So we come to you, the people to help us reach that bit further in our journey. We ask you to donate to our cause so we can bring Afrobeats to a new home. We are in need of a London venue but the only thing our way to bring this high quality show to the stage is by raising funds and proving that there is a paying audience (even though we've proved this before *rolls eyes*) readily available. So please what ever you can give will be much welcome! 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed


3 VIP tickets to the Oliva Tweest show, 3 signed programmes, a plus one invitation to a dress rehearsal, walk around tour and an associate producer credit.

£5 or more

0 of 100 claimed

Free Signed Programme

Free signed programme from the cast on the day of the show.

£10 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Oliva Tweest Dance Workshop

1 hour dance class with Kurty Swift and Unkle TC with music from Afro-Musical Oliva Tweest.

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Sound Workshop with Seyi Ogunnaike

A 1 hour workshop with Seyi Ogunnaike where you can work on a musical skill of your choice PLUS career development

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

1 hour and a half Creative Producing Workshop

1 hour and a half Creative Producing workshop with Yinka Ayinde where you will learn how to fundraise, market and work on audience/concept development.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Free Photoshoot

A free one hour photoshoot with LA Photography with all pictures and 5 edited pictures.

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed


3 VIP tickets to the Oliva Tweest show, 3 signed programmes, a plus one invitation to a dress rehearsal, walk around tour and acknowledgement in the programme.

£2,500 or more

0 of 3 claimed


We can offer performances in a corporate/business setting, promotion of business/brand, sponsor or investors credit. Private dance classes within your business. 5 free tickets to the show with signed cast programmes. Full page advert in our programme.

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