Help Shake-Scene Shakespeare going up north!

by Shake-Scene Shakespeare in United Kingdom

Total raised £669

£3,000 target 39 days left
22% 17 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 24th July 2024 at 9:00am

4 shows, 3 days, 2 plays, and only 1 Bill! Help us bring a double bill of plays up to Shakespeare North Playhouse this summer.

by Shake-Scene Shakespeare in United Kingdom

Born in 2016 Shake-Scene Shakespeare is currently the only UK based theatre company to perform exclusively from cued parts. Much in the way that (we think) Shakespeare's own actors would have done. 

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This year we've been invited by the beautiful Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot to bring two of our iconic shows to their Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden. 

(Details and tickets here: https://shakespearenorthplayhouse.co.uk/event/shake-scene-shakespeare/).

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This is a huge step for our company that so far has only ever reached outside of the South West of England by use of the magic of Zoom and we need your help to match our funding goal

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We are looking to bring a company of 8 up to Prescot to star in both As You Like It and Antony and Cleopatra. Two very different romances for 8 very different performers.

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We've been applying and securing some grants BUT we still need your help. With us, your money could help pay for things like travel, accommodation, costumes, photography, videography, and most importantly paying the wages of our creatives (performers, designers. etc). With us you can help support the ever battered creative fields AND bring a little money to the local economy.

On our side we can promise to make every penny count and, most importantly, to bring some fun, family friendly, and relaxed performances to audiences old and new. After all, as we firmly believe, Shakespeare is for EVERYONE.

So check out our FUN rewards and see if you can give us a hand!

If you want to know more about us and what we do follow us on social media and visit our website here: https://www.shake-sceneshakespeare.co.uk/

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REVIEWS AND STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

Reviews:


A Midsummer Night’s Dream - 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 “something you really notice with Shake-Scene: they’re having an absolutely brilliant time” - Mobile Theatre

Macbeth -  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "...productions like this remind you that the biggest power comes from Shakespeare’s beautiful language… . ...a really enjoyable (and sad and scary) production of Macbeth. I think it would be a good one to watch if you are studying Macbeth for GCSE." - Mobile Theatre

A Winter’s Tale -  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 “I don’t think Shake-Scene could ever do a bad production, but this is one of their very best”- Mobile Theatre

Richard II - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Another brilliant production from Shake-Scene and a very exciting hint of what is to come." - Mobile Theatre

Taming of the Shrew - “Is this just Shakespeare as it would have been done or is it Shakespeare as it should be done?” - LondonTheatre1, 

“Shake-Scene Shakespeare’s production of The Taming of the Shrew injects new life into this 16th-century comedy… a refreshingly accessible play” – Camden New Journal

Merchant of Venice - “a certain unique and sparky sensitivity” – Ham & High


Audience reactions:

“There is so much to look forward to, so much to explore if you haven’t watched all their plays already and even if you have watched them once, they are definitely worth watching again.”  – Henry VI Part 1, Megan, ***** (Twitter)

“I enjoyed Henry VI Part I so much and I can’t wait for the next one. I’m so glad it’s half-term so I can watch this at last.” - Megan, ***** (Twitter)

“I have been enjoying your online performances, and admire the skills and creativity with which the various casts portray the characters, allowing the incomparable language of the plays to engage the ears and imagination of the audience.”  - Kathy (USA, via Email)

“I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed your production of Much Ado About Nothing. I felt that your approach to the text made me hear lines that I know well in a different way. I found that really refreshing as well as intriguing. I brought my family with me, including my three children, and we all had such a lovely time! The atmosphere you created was welcoming and fun. Your theatre productions are an asset to the venue as well as a great way to get to know Shakespeare.” 

- Wendy, Much Ado About Nothing, Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Rewards

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

£5 or more

Our best social media thank yous.

“I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks…” Let us thank you publicly for your kind gesture. If you choose this reward please share your social media handles with us and let us give you a shout out for your generosity!

£20 or more

Send a love quote!

Got something to say to somebody?? Why not send a good, old fashioned, Shakespearean love quote their way. For £20 we will have one of the actors of our company produce a "cameo" style video for you that will include a randomly assigned Love-y Dove-y message for your special someone. Just give us your name, their name, and both your favourite social media handles and we'll take care of the rest. Be romantic, say it with a video!

£25 or more

Send an insult!

“Methink’st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.' Got something to say to somebody? Why not send a good, old fashioned, Shakespearean insult their way. For £25 we will have one of the actors of our company produce a "cameo" style video for you that will include a randomly assigned Bard-y Rowd-y message for your pal. Give us your names and both your favourite social media handles and we'll take care of the rest.

£65 or more

Name your challenge!

"I would challenge you to a battle of wits..." Nominate a member of the company to recite your favourite sonnet and SET YOUR CHALLENGE!!! Ie: in less than 30 seconds, in a different language, while planking, jumping on one leg.. etc! Give us a challenge! (We reserve the right to change or refuse a challenge if considered rude, inappropriate, or dangerous for the health or reputation of the cast)

£150 or more

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Signed Poster!

"I warrant he hath a thousand of these letters, writ with blank space for different names". We won't pretend we will design a new poster for each of you BUT for your generosity you shall receive two tickets for your preferred SSS performance at SNP and a poster signed by the company!

£250 or more

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Mug and poster combo!

"I would give all of my fame for a pot of ale and safety." Well we can't give you a pot of ale but we can give you a mug to put it into... although that would be strange. Let's maybe stick to tea. 1 mug, 1 signed poster, and two tickets for one of our performances at SNP (subject to availability).

£500 or more

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Get your name in the play!

"I give you, upon my knees, a thousand thanks" Such generosity deserves some THANKS. Give us your name kind person and we will make sure to mention you IN THE PLAY!!! Come with your friends and share a laugh at your mention or show up with your enemies and gloat at their annoyed expressions at the hearing of the result of your kind gesture. ;) This reward includes two tickets to a preferred performance at SNP. Subject to availability.

£1,500 or more

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Benefactor level

"You great benefactors, sprinkle our society with thankfulness. For your own gifts, make yourselves praised." Honestly we would not shut up about you. You wonderful soul. We would put your name in the play among our sponsors wherever we thank them. You would get two tickets (subject to availability), two mugs, a signed poster and exclusive access to a meet and greet backstage or a backstage video in case you can't attend.

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