Help us stage the first ever production of Kevin!

by Kevin! [The Musical] in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £3,730

£5,000 target 17 days left
74% 27 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 2nd July 2024 at 12:58pm

We are aiming to raise the funds to stage and record a live pilot production of Kevin! [The Musical] next year at a venue in Manchester, UK.

by Kevin! [The Musical] in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

For over a decade, Will Sharland has been writing the music, lyrics and book for Kevin! [The Musical]. This project was initially inspired by his hatred for all things musical theatre and his desire to parody the genre. Whilst writing this musical however, Will Sharland ironically grew to love musical theatre. This show has thus become a twisted love letter to the genre, making fun of all of the cliches of musical theatre whilst simultaneously embracing them. It truly is a show written to appeal to those who love musicals AND those who hate musicals. 

The story of the show follows an exchange student from England, named Kevin, who arrives in a nondescript American town intending to find out what the modern day USA is really like. Kevin, however, finds himself immersed in the world of a cheesy high school musical, which only becomes more absurd and nightmarish during his time in America. Kevin is unsure who to trust as everyone seems insane, though it might be Kevin himself, or something else, that is actually crazy in this highly satirical dark comedy musical set in modern day America.

Within the last year, several audio demos have been recorded, the entire show has been workshopped twice, and most recently several scenes have been professionally video recorded on a theatre stage at the Royal Norther College of Music. It has taken a long time to get to this point, but we are now ready to bring this show to the stage. To do this however, we need the funds to make sure we can produce this show to the level that it deserves so please donate generously and help finally bring this show to life.

Any donation is appreciated, no matter the size. If you donate any of the following amounts however, you will receive these bonuses:

  • £20+ - If you donate at least this amount, you will have pre-bought a ticket to a singular future production of Kevin! [The Musical].
  • £50+ -  If you donate at least this amount, you will get the above and you will also be recognised in the programme for a future production of this show as a sponsor.
  • £100+ - If you donate at least this amount, you will get all of the above and you will also be mentioned in the acknowledgements sections of the script for your contribution to making this show happen forever going forward.
  • £500+ - If you donate at least this amount, you will get all of the above and you will also have a character in the musical permanently named after you.

You can find out even more about Kevin! [The Musical] here

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