Is This Thing On?

by MissMatch Theatre in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Total raised £581

£1,000 target 10 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 28th June 2024 at 8:00am

MissMatch heads to Edinburgh for August 2024 with their debut show ‘Is This Thing On?’ blending stand-up, song, spoken and storytelling.

by MissMatch Theatre in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

What's better, sad songs or sh*tty poetry? Meet flatmates Mary and Liz, one a musician and the other a poet, as they battle over integrity, ownership, the spotlight and whose turn it is to buy the freaking toilet roll. As their friendship reaches boiling point, one fateful open-mic night forces them to confront each other over whose right it is to tell someone's story. This two-hander dramedy blends stand-up, song, spoken word, rap and storytelling.

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MissMatch is a theatre-making duo made up of Megan Keaveny and Ellie Campbell, graduates of the acclaimed Manchester School of Theatre. They are passionate about blurring the lines of theatrical mediums, experimenting with how character-driven plays can be elevated by spoken word and live music. They aim to ask the unspoken questions of post-COVID theatre, and interrogate the new age of female and LGBTQ+ representation. 

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We are beyond excited to announce that we have been programmed by one of the largest venue operators at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Underbelly! We will performing for the whole months run at Delhi Belly, Underbelly Cowgate From 1st - 25th Aug (excluding 12th) at 14:25!

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Ellie Campbell - Ellie is a Scottish actor-musician and recent graduate from Manchester School Of Theatre. Recent credits include Vignettes at Contact Theatre with Her Productions and Young Love at 53Two with Dare To Know Theatre. Ellie was part of Nunah Physical Theatre Company, which toured around Scotland and European Arts Festivals. She is passionate about devising new work and exploring different mediums of storytelling. 

Megan Keaveny - Megan Keaveny is a Welsh actor-musician, facilitator, and theatre-maker. Since graduating from Manchester School of Theatre, she has been involved in an array of different projects spanning stage drama, musical theatre, immersive theatre, R&Ds, short films, and voiceover work. Her recent credits include the leading roles in both Leeds 2023’s promenade piece ‘NEST’, and short film for Harbour Support Services ‘My Voice’. In February and March 2024 Megan played the female lead in new play ‘In the Time of Dragons’ at The Edge Theatre, Greater Manchester. Most recently Megan is currently training at National Youth Theatre Rep Company 2024/25.

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Your support would help us cover venue, marketing, travel and expense costs! As many of us know, heading to the fringe is expensive but this has always been a dream for the both of us. Heading to Edinburgh will help us as emerging creatives to expand our industry connections outside of Manchester grow. We hope our industry connections outside of Manchester will grow. For Megan, as a young woman from a rural community in Wales, she never grew up with easy access to the arts. Her first Edinburgh Fringe was 2023, and she couldn’t believe the creative opportunities. For Ellie, born and raised in Dundee, the fringe will enable her to reconnect with Scottish Industry since growing up heavily in the local theatre community (Ellie was one of the first members of Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble!)

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Final note from us - 'Is This Thing On?' airs out all our (and your) dirty washing to dry, and coming from two young women who live, work, write, and perform together - trust us, our laundry basket is full. This show is unapologetically crass, chaotic, and confronting. Come join us on this great ol’ existential journey of navigating friendship and yourself as an early twenty-something through theatre and live performance! We appreciate any support you can offer!

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