Bill Shutters Bus Tour

by Reuben Williams in London, England, United Kingdom

£4,830

raised so far

59

supporters

I want to create a funny, moving, play on an open top tour bus. A new tourist attraction, to celebrate London and the end of Covid

by Reuben Williams in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 3rd April 2021 we'd raised £4,800 with 58 supporters in 20 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

If I raise above my goal, I will use the extra money to hire more people to work with me on the script, making sure that the script is written from a multitude of different points of view.

If I raise any more than that, I will be able to do even more rehearsals on the moving bus and the actors will be able to get more comfortable with how the show will need to change to accommodate the traffic.


For the last eight years I have run London's leading (and only) provider of factually inaccurate walking tours.

I've created and performed site specific comedy to thousands of people. Time Out London have twice picked me as one of the "top 101 things to do in London" and I've written eight different tours, three of them for the City of London themselves. It's been LOADS of fun and a great adventure.

For the last three years I've been trying to develop a new piece which combines what's fun about the tours with a narrative that allows for more character development and some serious themes mixed with the comedy.

I want to create a fun, novel, (emotionally and physically) moving experience for Londoners and tourists alike and I hope it could even become a new London landmark! "Oh look mum, there's the Bill Shutter bus!"

I've written a couple of drafts of the script so far and poured hundreds of hours into it's development. I've got a good idea about how to approach it and some really talented people around me who are prepared to help.

The problem is, it's expensive to try it out. So the only way I can make it happen is to get some funding.

I'm applying for Arts Council Funding to cover most of the cost of the development. But, I will only get that, if I can cover the remainder of the costs myself. As the last year has been so hard for live entertainment I don't have any revenue to put into this so I'm hoping to raise money through this crowd funder and through the mayor of London's pay it forward scheme to be able to launch an exciting, new, covid safe, experience to offer London as we come out of Lockdown.

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£20 or more

£20 early pledge

If you're one of the first 50 to pledge. You'll get a ticket to one of the previews!

£10 or more

£10+ Supporter

If you're able to support this project in any way you will receive my eternal gratitude. You'll also get exclusive behind the scenes content and get your name listed forever on the new Bill Shutter Tours website.

£20 or more

£20 Fashionably late

All the tickets for the previews are already allocated. But you can get bespoke Bullsh!t. I will write a Bullsh!t testimonial for you, for your product, service, or personality. You will also unlock the behind the scenes footage, have your name featured on the website and get a discount code for the full show.

£50 or more

£50 Personal Lies

As your support will make you an integral part of making this show happen I will make you part of the show itself. I will make up a bullsh!t fact about you and weave it into the script. You will be forever associated with a particular landmark, for some utterly untrue reason. You'll also receive a signed copy of the script as a thankyou. Plus you'll be thanked on the website and receive access to the behind the scenes content.

£100 or more

£100 A guided tour of your home

Lockdown friendly. Send me some photos of your home. I'll create a short, online, guided, tour of your own home. Learn new, utterly untrue, facts about your very own living space. You'll also get thanked on the website and recieve access to the behind the scenes content.

£150 or more

£150 REAL LIFE TOUR

I will give a Bullsh!t tour for you and up to 20 of your friends when that's allowed again! The tours have been very popular and I'm sure it will make a lovely post lockdown experience!

£750 or more

£750 Sponsorship

I am seeking sponsors for this show. If you represent a company or an individual who might be interested in sponsoring the show please get in touch. The potential benefits, besides having your name associated with this incredible project, might include any of the following. Bespoke content, bringing people along to the previews, cross promotional marketing and I'm sure lots of other things as well. Please get in touch to discuss more.

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