Get Voloz Collective up to the Edinburgh Fringe!

by Voloz Collective in Bath, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th July 2022 we successfully raised £4,156 with 68 supporters in 28 days

Following 3 years of covid setbacks and brexit, we need your help to get our cinematic caper of a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

by Voloz Collective in Bath, England, United Kingdom

Who are Voloz Collective? 

Voloz Collective are an award-winning international physical theatre company that reinvents and recharges physical comedy by exploiting the capacities of the human body and blurring the lines between the theatrical and cinematic. Hailing from three different countries, our team of four was brought together by two years of study at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. With a uniquely non-hierarchical approach to theatre-making, all members serve as actors, directors, and writers, and have a shared responsibility for all creative decisions.

Company accolades:

  • LET & Greenwich Award winners 2020
  • Offie Nominated for Best Performance 2022
  • Pleasance Debut Fund Recipient 2022
  • Carol Tambour Award Winner 2022
  • Part of the Pleasance Futures Season at the EdFringe 2022

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Who and what is The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much?

Wes Anderson meets Hitchcock meets spaghetti western in this multi award-winning, intercontinental, inter-genre, cinematic caper of accusations, accidents and accents.

Roger, a Frenchman in 1960's New York, has followed the same routine for years, until a minor delay saves him from an explosion. Throwing his ordered world into chaos, Roger chases his would-be assassins around the globe.

Raucously funny and endlessly inventive, this Lecoq-trained company delights and stuns with live original music and virtuosic acrobatics in this fast-paced, Offies-nominated whodunnit.

"Razor-sharp" ★★★★★ Everything-Theatre.co.uk

"Stunning"    ★★★★★ 365Bristol.com

Where it all started....

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Created off-grid on a farm in rural vermont, with only ourselves and a few old copies of the New Yorker to hand, The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much was formed back in 2019. After winning the LET & Greenwich Theatre Award in 2020, we were all set to head up to the Fringe that summer, and then, well...

Now, after successfully completing a 21 show tour of the UK (highlights included scooting around snowy Yorkshire with four of us in a Fiat 500, and failing to make it up the hills of Bath in said vehicle)  - we're finally heading up to the Fringe this summer! (The Fiat 500 will sadly not be joining us this time)

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Why do we want to take The Man Who to the Fringe?

As an international physical theatre company the Fringe provides a valuable springboard to help us reach programmers, not just in the UK, but on an international level as well. Also, given that we founded the company months before the pandemic hit, it would offer a chance to build a name and following for ourselves amongst audiences on a grander scale.

Unfortunately, the Fringe comes with it's own financial challenges, and that is where we need your help...

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Our total budget for this fringe festival is £12,800. Now - the average Fringe audience is estimated to be between 30 and 6 per show - if we sold that many tickets, it would mean a loss of between £7,000 and £14,000. But, we're trying to stay optimistic. We hope to raise £5,000 to cover the costs of our PR and marketing, which will help our show reach as wide an audience as possible. We’ve received two generous awards of £1,000 from LET and Greenwich Theatre and the Carol Tambour Foundation - which means that - if we raise £5,000 with your help - we can break even at 85% sales. 

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So, we're asking for your support in one of two ways:

If you’re going to be at the Edinburgh Fringe this August, we’d ask that you buy a ticket to one of our shows from our website - www.volozcollective.com/tickets. 

If you can’t be there, we’d be so grateful if you could donate the price of a ticket (or many tickets!) to this fundraiser.

And if you aren't in a position to donate, we completely understand, we'd love it if you could just shout about our show or share this fundraiser with anyone you think might listen!

Big thanks from Team Voloz x

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