DRUM @ Edinburgh Fringe 2024

by Our Day in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Total raised £260

£2,500 target 39 days left
10% 9 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 23rd July 2024 at 12:00am

We’re currently in the crucial stages of developing the critically-acclaimed, DRUM for its debut at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024.

by Our Day in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

DRUM, a joyful and poignant play fusing storytelling, music and dance with archival material to capture a unique snapshot of London in the swinging sixties, made its debut at Omnibus Theatre 2022. We're now on a mission to expand DRUM's reach.

  • Everything Theatre -" An uplifting and infectious performance"
  • Events London - "There's honesty, affection, humour and seriousness... a small slice of history" 
  • The British Blacklist - "A fascinating insight into the mindset of trailblazers James Barnor and Mike Eghan"

Our Story

DRUM, is an award-winning genre-spanning play, paying homage to the collaboration of two unsung heroes in the Ghanaian diaspora, photographer James Barnor & BBC broadcaster Mike Eghan in 1967. Produced by my production company, Our Day, with a successful premiere Omnibus that gained raving reviews in 2022, DRUM explores belonging & migration; celebrating the power of friendship & the resilience of migrants in London. 


Our Current Stage

We’re currently in the crucial stages of developing DRUM for its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as we have ambitions to expand the play’s reach regionally/internationally (especially to locations where this historical reimagination wouldn't be told otherwise).  

Thankfully, DRUM was selected for The £10,000 Untapped Award by Underbelly, NDT & Concord Theatricals. However, we still have £20,000 to raise for:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation 
  • Production expenses

The current cost-of-living crisis paired with the accommodation costs at Edinburgh during festival season far exceeds our budget. These costs/expenses are the barrier between a brilliant story and a rare opportunity - especially for most marginalised artists, who are simply unable to take the financial risk of performing in Edinburgh.


Our Day

Our Day is a production company focused on creating and producing stories that highlight the experiences of the Ghanaian community in the UK Diaspora and on the continent.

Our Day produced DEM TIMES, a successful fiction podcast show which has been nominated for a UK Audio Production award as well as an AMBIE and British Podcast Cast Award. This podcast attracted over 50k downloads.

Our play, DRUM, was written on the Soho Writers lab and R&D’d at Camden Peoples Theatre and Omnibus Theatre, the latter came on board as co-producers.

Your Support

Please help DRUM make its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Every donation will make a massive difference. Your generous contribution will be supporting a collective of early-career artists to strive for bigger and better work. You will be supporting the development of stories centred around the African Diaspora and experiences told by us with warmth, beauty and joy. 

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