The Rhythmics - Cast Album

by Metta Theatre in London, England, United Kingdom

£3,120

raised so far

+ est. £676.25 Gift Aid

50

supporters

Help us to record a cast album of our new production The Rhythmics by Ben Glassstone & Poppy Burton-Morgan and share it to the world!

by Metta Theatre in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 4th May 2020 we'd raised £3,080 with 48 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

If we're able to raise a little more than our target then we'll be able to hire a couple more musicians and get an even better sound on the recording!


We're raising money to record our first ever cast album, for THE RHYTHMICS, and this is your chance to be a part of the story, not to mention being the first to hear it!

THE RHYTHMICS is our completely original new British musical - a heartwarming tale of fatherhood and gymnastic ribbons - with a gorgeously catchy score from Stiles & Drewe award winner Ben Glassstone, and lyrics by Ben and Metta’s very own Poppy Burton-Morgan. And while we’re doing everything we can to bring the production to fully staged life in 2021, in the mean time we’re going to record a studio album of the show, featuring West End performers including Neil McDermott (Pretty Woman, Sound of Music) and Olivier award nominee Kelly Price.

So we need your help! This is a first for Metta, and we need to raise £3000 to top up the £8000 that Metta is putting in, because it turns out recording an album properly is quite an expensive business! As you might already know most of our usual funding streams are currently suspended (including Arts Council England project grant funding - which is how we have funded our productions for the last 10 years) so if you can help support us and this lovely project in these unpredictable and somewhat scary times then please do. Plus you get to hear an album of glorious and uplifting songs at the end of it, so really it’s win win! 

We’re aiming to record the album ASAP this spring/summer once we’re all allowed out of our houses a bit more, and to share it with the world late this Summer. And if we're able to raise a little bit more than our target then we'll be able to bring in a couple more musicians, and get an even better sound!

Here’s a video from Ben to whet your appetite for the music - this is a demo of Waiting to Begin.

Side note - this show (about a somewhat unreliable single father learning to commit to life) is a semi-autobiographical love letter to Poppy’s dad Louis, who is himself is very talented musician and will (finger’s crossed) be playing Saxophone on the album.

This is your chance to be part of an awesome new British musical, the kind of feel good story that we are all going to need this summer after we come out of self isolation.

So please hit those rewards buttons, join us on this journey and help us record the album so we can get it out you, the lucky ones who'll get to hear it first!

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£15 or more

Get the album

Donate just £15 and receive a digital copy of the album 48 hours before we share it to the world!

£50 or more

Your own shout out!

Pledge £50 and receive a personalised video shout out from us and the cast in the recording studio, as well as a digital copy of the album 48 hours before we release it to the world.

£100 or more

Rhythmics T-shirt

Pledge £100 and receive a hand-printed Rhythmics T-Shirt* as well as a personalised shout out and a digital copy of the album 48 hours before we release it to the world. *We're doing everything we can to reduce our environmental footprint, and so the t-shirts will be home-stencilled onto a T-Shirt hand chosen from charity shops!

£500 or more

Personalised Lyric

Pledge £500 and receive an original bespoke lyric/poem written by Poppy about you or a subject of your choice, as well as a hand-printed Rhythmics T-Shirt, a personalised shout out and a digital copy of the album 48 hours before we release it to the world.

£25 or more

Your own shout out!

Pledge £50 and receive a personalised video shout out from us and the cast in the recording studio, as well as a digital copy of the album 48 hours before we release it to the world.

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