Get 'Fit Ye Sayin' Quine?' to EdFringe!

by Ailsa Shepherd in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £310

£5,000 target 44 days left
6% 13 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st August 2024 at 10:20pm

The aim of this page is to raise essential funds for 'Fit Ye Sayin' Quine?' to run at the 2024 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

by Ailsa Shepherd in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Firstly THANK YOU SO MUCH for visiting this page and choosing to support. 

The show:

Fit Ye Sayin' Quine? is a play that includes new writing, songs, poetry and folklore woven together to create a character driven piece. The show explores the relationship between a young woman and her recently deceased Grannie. Through retellings of Grannie's stories we get an insight into Scottish folklore through the eyes of women. I wanted to investigate the way in which women have historically been portrayed in Scots myth and folklore, how their stories are relatable and relevant today and what that says about our society. I used adaptation and feminist theatre practise tools to do this.

It is written in Doric, English and Scots and is performed in a way that aids understanding of Doric and Scots to non-native speakers. For all the non-Doric speakers out there 'Fit Ye Sayin' Quine?' means 'what are you saying girl?'. Doric is a dialect of Scots that is spoken in the North-East of Scotland and has gained language status as one of the three indigenous languages of Scotland. 

I am incredibly passionate about creating work that exemplifies Scottish culture, Scots language, folklore and feminism. This contemporary, colloquial take on Scotland's folklore showcases Scotland through the eyes of its matriarchs and reminds us that "home is made of memories" (EdinburghGuide 2023). 

Where will the money go?

All funds will, first of all, go towards the essentials of taking a show to the Fringe...

 - Venue hire

- Fringe registration

- Tech support

- Travel and accommodation

After the essentials have been covered the funds will go towards...

- Lighting and sound design and operations

- Set

- Costume

- Props

- Marketing

- Designer, performer, and directors fees 

Almost all arts funding programmes and sources will not fund a run at Edinburgh Fringe and the ones that do are extremely over subscribed. Like all artists we are striving to make work in an increasingly difficult financial climate and any donations are greatly appreciated.

Last years Edinburgh Festival Fringe was the shows first outing and since then it's had an international debut and been performed at Fringe festivals and theatres throughout the UK. This funding will secure the future of the show and allow for wider audience to experience it.

Who we are:

Ailsa Shepherd - Writer, Producer, Performer

Emily Macdonald - Director

Bethany Cunningham - Graphic Designer 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£25 or more

Social Media Shoutout

A personal shoutout on the Fit Ye Sayin' Quine? Twitter and Instagram pages.

£50 or more

A5 Print

An A5 limited edition art print + all of the above.

£100 or more

Signed A4 Print

A signed A4 limited edition art print + all of the above. Print signed by the artist and performer.

£250 or more

Show Tickets

2 complimentary tickets to the show + all of the above.

£500 or more

Official Sponsor

Official sponsorship status! This includes your business logo on all show marketing both physical and digital, all of the above rewards and a post show pint in Edinburgh. Anything else you'd like to discuss? Let us know!

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