Bubble Schmeisis

by BubbleSchmeisis in London

We did it
On 29th June 2016 we successfully raised £2,385 with 49 supporters in 42 days

Nick Cassenbaum is taking his show Bubble Schmeisis to the Edinburgh Fringe and he needs your help!

by BubbleSchmeisis in London


Nick worked with director Danny Braverman to devise and write this touching and comedic show in 2015. He has since performed Bubble Schmeisis to sold out audiences in London at the Camden People's Theatre, JW3 and Rich Mix. The show has been programmed at SUMMERHALL in Edinburgh as part of the Fringe Festival so Nick will now be journeying up there this summer! We are now asking you to help get Nick and his klezmer musicians north of the border...


The word Bubbemeises is a Yiddish term meaning 'a grandmother’s story', 'an old wives’ tale'. Writer and street performer Nick Cassenbaum along with his Klezmer musicians invite you into the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London’s last remaining authentic bathhouse. Amongst the steam and ritual Nick will take you on a journey of discovery to find the place where he belongs. Schlapping through summer camps, barber shops and Spurs games, will he find what he is looking for? Bubble Schmeisis is full of intimate and personal true stories about identity, home and getting schmeised (washed) by old men.

It is important for the development of the show that it journeys out of London and gets in front of new audiences... Summerhall is a highly respected venue and will offer a perfect space in which to tell this story. Following the Fringe, Nick plans to take Bubble Schmeisis all over the world… and who doesn’t want that?


If you've read this far, thank you! The money will go towards the props (as mentioned), the transport of the set, the train tickets for the brilliant musicians and flyers to promote the show whilst up in Edinburgh.


Nick would love you to join his Schmeissing team by sticking your hand in your pocket and donating. You can sponsor a variety of items used in the show and also receive a reward. Whatever amount you sponsor we will be sure to put your name ON the object of your choosing and you may even be mentioned as part of the show..how schmeisstastic is that?! We will be in touch prior to Edinburgh to ask which item you would like to be the offical sponsor of.



Tea Towels


3 Chairs




Flip flops


Accordion player

Clarinet player



Come on...don’t be a schmeiss ponce.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

£5 Reward

We will send you the hole from a beigel...first class.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you on Twitter for believing in the show! Your name on a small item of your choice.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A special thank you on the website AND on twitter! Plus your name put on TWO small items of your choice.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

A postcard from Edinburgh with a joke from Nick - who wouldn't want that?!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A special thank you video from Nick with a joke just for you. Plus your name on a few melons.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A video of Nick telling a joke just for you. A limited edition Bubble Schmeisis tea towel delivered anywhere in the world. Plus your name on a big item.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

A ticket to a show of your choice & a limited edition tea towel. A video of Nick telling a joke just for you. Your name on two big items. Your name mentioned in the show.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A beigel supper with Nick either in London or Edinburgh. Something money can't buy with as many jokes as you can handle! And a tour of the Schvitz...with a schmiess... Your name on two big items and your name features in the show.

£700 or more

£700 Reward

Nick will shave your name into his back hair for the whole run at the fringe. As well as everything else!

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