Mary: A Gig Theatre Show

by Knot Tied Theatre in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mary: A Gig Theatre Show

Total raised £500

£1,000 stretch target 39 days left
100% 18 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th July 2024 at 7:30pm

We are fundraising for the 2024 Fringe debut of Mary: A Gig Theatre Show!

by Knot Tied Theatre in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

With extra money we can grow our show beyond the restrictions of a bare minimum budget, and meet our goals for the production’s future life. Extra funds would go towards:

  • BSL interpretation for one performance (we are in touch with an interpreter)
  • Further marketing to support our ambitions for this Fringe with Out of Hand.
  • Mastering and distribution costs to help release songs from the show
  • Rehearsal studio space (for gig theatre we need a few rehearsals where we have access to a full PA system)
  • The future Mary tour

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Who we are

Knot Tied Theatre is the home to collaborations between Katie Slater (Director and Co-Producer) and Rona Johnston (Writer and Mary), 2023 QMU graduates making feminist theatre with music at the heart of the storytelling. 

Mary: A Gig Theatre Show

Mary was first created and performed by Katie and Rona as part of a gig theatre research project in 2022. Since then, the scratch presentations and one-night-only festival performances of the work have been met always with standing ovations and an overwhelming demand for more. Following a sold out show in February, Knot Tied Theatre are now presenting the Fringe debut of Mary: A Gig Theatre Show. 

"Through haunting original music and rich spoken word, an actor-musician band deliver a feminist retelling of Mary Queen of Scots' story. The folk-rock show searingly questions the treatment and portrayal of women historically and today. Following a sold-out production in February, the Marys are back by popular demand for the Fringe. 'Fifty mesmerising minutes' **** (The Student Newspaper). ‘Lifting original songs and lyrically genius spoken word’ **** (CorrBlimey.uk). ‘The perfect blend of music, narrative and humour’ **** (TheBroad.org), ‘A total triumph - unbelievable talent, West End here they come…’ (Audience review, 2024)."

Tickets: Available here.

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Our Fringe 2024 Fundraising Campaign

Bringing a show to the Fringe is a costly endeavour, but we think it's worth it to raise the profile of our wee show. We have big ambitions for this show to have a long life, and our week long run at the 2024 Fringe with theSpaceUK is just the beginning.

We are aiming to raise £1000 in total. £500 from this Fringe Makers site, and £500 from some events we are running. This money will go towards covering our venue hire fee, insurance and printing costs.

If we hit 50% of our total on this site (£250) we will release one song from the show. If we hit 100% of our total on this site (£500) we will another song from the show.

We really appreciate anything you can give to support new feminist Scottish gig theatre!

Long live Mary.

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Rewards

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

£5 or more

Mary Livingston Reward

Our love and close friends status for behind the scenes content on social media!

£50 or more

Mary Fleming Reward

Your name in the programme, a signed poster, and close friends status for behind the scenes content on social media.

£100 or more

Mary Beaton Reward

Your name in the programme, a signed poster, close friends status for behind the scenes content on social media and an invitation to an open rehearsal.

£500 or more

Mary Seton Reward (Sponsorship)

Full sponsorship status. The above rewards and your logos across our marketing materials and social media. We will work with businesses and individuals to make the most of the partnership and tailor to your needs.

£1,000 or more

Mary Stuart Reward (Sponsorship & Band Hire)

Full sponsorship status. The above rewards and your logos across our marketing materials and social media. We will work with businesses and individuals to make the most of the partnership and tailor to your needs. And, the Mary band will play for your event.

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