BOUND - World Premiere Stage Adaptation

by Vertigo Theatre Productions in Hyde, , United Kingdom

BOUND - World Premiere Stage Adaptation

Total raised £130

raised so far



Help us bring the world premiere stage adaptation of the film BOUND to the stage - fully authorised by The Wachowskis and their management.

by Vertigo Theatre Productions in Hyde, , United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 11th December 2022 we'd raised £80 with 3 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

The iconic movie BOUND by the writers/directors The Wachowski Sisters (The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas, Sense8) is coming to the stage for a 3 week try out production in the UK... and we need your help to make it happen!

In 1996 the movie BOUND, the debut movie by The Wachowskis opened to critical acclaim. Not only is the film a masterpiece, but it was a huge step forward for the queer community and the kind of representation in media that was rarely seen. Two strong, smart, sexual gay women playing in the super hyper masculine world of the mob.

Now, after months of negotiations, the fabulous Lilly and Lana Wachowski and their management team have personally agreed to let us move forward with a stage adaptation of the film for a limited 3 week world premiere try out production in the UK to see how it works.  


We have already seen great support from fans of the film which has a cult and critically acclaimed following, and we have been retweeted by original star Jennifer Tilly who has tweeted her support for the production.  Joe Pantoliano another cast member has also expressed his support through his Instagram live.

This production will be filmed and sent to the Wachowskis and the film studio to determine how we can move the project forward from there.

The film is adapted to the stage by award winning playwright/director Craig Hepworth (Noir, Porno Chic, Fake News, Last Dance etc.) and produced by his award winning theatre production company Vertigo Theatre Productions alongside co-owner Karl Burge and a female co-director for this project.


This November will be the first workshop for the stage adaptation with an opening set for October 2023.  We are currently in the process of finalising our cast after some amazing auditions.  These will be announced very soon.

To bring this production to life, we are fundraising to raise £30,000 to help bring this to the stage and this is where we are hoping you lovely people can help by donating OR investing.

What are the benefits of donating?

There will be a number of rewards available based on the amount of donations to get hold of some exclusive BOUND play branded goodies or experiences.




Actual reward design may vary due to manufacturing but will be exclusive designs.

How about becoming an investor in the show?

If you believe in this project as much as we do and would like to get in on the action then maybe you would like to become an investor. 


About Vertigo Theatre Productions.

Vertigo Theatre Productions have been producing quality theatre in the UK for over 15 years, with a number of award winning critically acclaimed new works and established plays.  We have a number of UK Premiere productions under our belts and have had interest from West End venues and New York producers.
Up to now Vertigo have been fully self funded, putting profits from one production into the next, however this is a big opportunity for the company to go even further with this production so we need support to help us make this a reality.

If we can prove that this production can be the hit that we believe it can be with both the BOUND property itself and our own proven experience we can get this in front of investors to assure the play can move on after it's initial world premiere limited run.

So lets get fundraising to bring Corky and Violet to the stage, back in the spotlight where these women belong. Please also share with your friends.

Love to you all and thanks in advance,

Craig & Karl.

Vertigo Theatre Productions.

Vertigo Website




This project offered rewards

£250 or more

Caesar Tier

Everything in the above tiers. Additionally, you will also receive a free limited edition BOUND T shirt and a video message from the cast and crew to personally thank you for your donation (Videos will be recorded when in rehearsals).

£10 or more

Micky Tier

Your name will be listed on the BOUND website and in the theatre program under the BOUND ANGELS, the people whose donations helped bring the show to life.

£50 or more

Gino Tier

Your name will be listed on the BOUND website and in the theatre program under the BOUND ANGELS, the people whose donations helped bring the show to life. You will receive a free show programme when the play opens and you will also receive a free BOUND window display card signed by the stage cast of BOUND.

£100 or more

Johnnie Tier

Everything in the above tiers. Additionally, you will also receive a custom designed BOUND stage poster designed just for this fundraiser. This will be signed by the BOUND stage cast.

£400 or more

Corky Tier

Everything in the above tiers plus an exclusive BOUND baseball cap. You will also be notified of all casting announcements, venue announcements, tickets, photos, exclusives etc. before anybody else including the press are notified (these will be sent via email). As an extra in this donation bracket, you will also get your name read out live on stage during the bows on our final performance of the try out as a thank you for your donation.

£600 or more

Violet Tier

Everything in the above tiers, you will also receive an exclusive BOUND hoodie and a surprise gift sent to you in Oct 2023 to celebrate our opening night.

£1,000 or more

VIP Silver Tier

Everything in the above tiers, plus a BOUND hoodie. Also, IN A MOVE THAT IS VERY VERY RARE, you will be allowed to join us during a rehearsal via Zoom. The camera will be pointed at the whole room so you can see everything that goes on, meaning that you are seeing PARTS OF THE SHOW before ANYBODY ELSE IN THE WORLD. The camera will be on all day so you can pop in and out when you want, or just stay for the whole day.... how exciting!

£3,000 or more

VIP Gold Tier

Everything in the above Tiers. You will also receive a pair of VIP tickets to the premiere and access to meet the cast backstage after the show and have your photos done on the set with them.

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