How My Light Is Spent @ Riverside Studios

by Tobias Millard in London, England, United Kingdom

How My Light Is Spent @ Riverside Studios
We did it
On 20th July 2022 we successfully raised £1,024 with 28 supporters in 28 days

Hello! We are a collective of graduating students raising support to take our new show to Bitesize Festival (Riverside Studios, London).

by Tobias Millard in London, England, United Kingdom

HELLO!

Thank you for your interest in supporting us in this new adventure. We are a collective of current & graduating students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School with a project we can't wait to share with you - more information below.

THE STORY SO FAR:

In June 2022 our recent production of How My Light Is Spent by Alan Harris opened at the Wardrobe Theatre as part of the BOVTS Director's Festival. The show received an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics, with one reviewer describing it as: 

'Simply the best piece of theatre I have seen since the pandemic.' 

- StageTalk Magazine ★★★★★

WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW?

We are excited that our production has since been invited to perform at Riverside Studios, London, from 22-24 July. We can't wait to feature alongside this thrilling and varied programme of artists as part of Bitesize Festival. 

Tickets for our performances are now on sale: https://riversidestudios.co.uk/see-and-do/bitesize-festival-24894/

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WHY DO WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT? 

We are all thrilled at this chance to take our work to the next stage (pun intended), and to strengthen our creative partnership as a collective in doing so. However, we are producing this project from scratch in an industry recovering from a pandemic.

In order to transfer our show to London, we face a number of essential & significant costs. These include boring things like insurance, fun things like lighting hire, and crucial things like travel & accommodation for the team.

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PROJECT?

We are grateful for the support in-kind that has been generously offered to us so far, including rehearsal space, artist mentoring, and equipment borrowing.

It is now essential we secure £1,000 to get us over the last few hurdles.

Any and all donations we receive will get us closer to achieving our aims - be it 50p or £50. If you feel able and willing to contribute financially to this project we would be extremely grateful for your support. 

We can't wait to welcome friends old and new to share in this fresh adventure with us!

WHAT IS THE SHOW ABOUT? 

Meet Jimmy and Kitty; strangers adrift in Newport, connected by a phone-sex line.

Kitty is saving up for a degree. She doesn’t know quite where she belongs anymore.

Jimmy just lost his job (again). As he struggles to make sense of his vanishing body parts, time begins to run out.

What do you do when you start to disappear?

Fast-moving, full of hope, and packed with South-Walian humour, this dynamic two-hander invites you into a conversation about loneliness, invisibility, and being surprised by love.

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WHO ON EARTH ARE WE?

By contributing to this campaign, you will be directly supporting the growth of a creative partnership between ten young artists from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School:

Cast - Anna-Sophia Tutton & Bill Caple

Director – Tobias Millard

Designer – Olivia Jamieson

Lighting Designer – Nancy Strahan

Sound Designer – Caitlyn Balderstone

Voice Coach – Cameron Scriven

Production Manager – Hannah Lipton

Stage Manager – Jacob Clear

Costume Supervisor – Eleanor Duncan

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