MANikin - EdFringe 24 Crowdfunder

by Nathan Dunn in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Total raised £640

£2,000 target 16 days left
32% 7 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 2nd July 2024 at 10:45pm

Working-Class Theatre company aims to showcase the full version of our new show "MANikin" which explores Male Obesity and body image

by Nathan Dunn in Edinburgh, United Kingdom


A word from our Writer and Director 

Through extensive research, collaborating with Charities such as Obesity UK we have created a play that accurately represents society’s relationship with Obesity, working closely with our actor Josh Brock, we have built a story that showcases the trials and tribulations of growing up bigger in modern Scotland and the uphill battle of meeting society’s ideals in terms of body image. Through Josh’s real life experience and that of my own and others we have collaborated with, “MANikin” seeks to challenge the stigma behind obesity and shed light on a topic often glossed over. 

Following a successful work-in-progress run at Fringe 2023 we are bringing it back for a full  run at this years festival but have hit a snag in our Journey as once again, as a result of numerous failed funding bids we are taking on this project Un-Funded. This is extremely disappointing for us as we feel we have hit a real breakthrough with the show through Dramaturgical reworking and are in talks to take it on tour to reach a wider audience across Scotland, through our community outreach with numerous NHS services we have invited many professionals to the show with the power and resources to make sure this story is taken to the people who desperately need it.  

At this point, we are at peace with the fact that the show will not make a profit but it is important that the show gets the platform it needs to showcase these important issues. If you can, please donate and be a part of this journey with us, through the research and outreach for this show I have witnessed first hand how telling these stories can achieve System Change and the Arts has such a HUGE part to play in this. 

Cheers, Nath 


1654465500_saltire_sky_logo_2.jpgABOUT SALTIRE SKY

Originating in 2016, Saltire Sky have worked tirelessly to create immersive and lasting theatre experiences that bring stories by the people to the people. Specialising in new writing and modern classics, Saltire Sky makes Theatre for people who don't go to the Theatre. This ethos has led to five separate sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival alongside further productions across Scotland and the Midlands. 2018 and 2021 saw the company take on a 44 show run at the Festival on a two show a day basis.

Over the course of August 2021 the company’s show '1902' garnered a lot of steam thanks in part to the outstanding support from the BBC who filmed and showcased the production in the Edinburgh Special of "Loop". Saltire Sky were presented with Broadway Baby's Bobby Award marking '1902' as one of the best shows of the festival, before being awarded an Off West End Award for a Short Run in 2022. And last year our new show, 'Bits 'N' Pieces', won "Best Scottish Production" at the 2022 Scottish Theatre Awards.

Listen to us on Theatre Scotlands Podcast on Spotify talk about who we are and what we do below!


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

£50 or more

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50% Off MANikin Fringe Tickets

You'll get a special 50% discount off of MANikin tickets for your support as well as all previous rewards. Limited to 2 tickets.

£5 or more

Video Thanks from the Team

We'll send you a wee video of all of us thanking you for your support!

£15 or more

Personalised Postcard

You'll get a personalised postcard with a thank you message from us and all previous rewards.

£25 or more

Personalised Messaged from "Mannschaft" Star

You'll get a personalised video message from the star of the Euro's 2024 IRN BRU advert "Mannschaft" Saltire Sky's very own Mr Jonny Tulloch, A.K.A The Rear Of Scotland

£100 or more

"1902" Exclusive Ticket Prize Draw

You will be entered into a prize draw for 4 free tickets to our returning hit show "1902" for the 150th anniversary of Hibernian Football Club in 2025 plus all previous rewards.

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