Sing, River - Edinburgh Fringe

by Love Song Productions in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £715

raised so far



Help us take Sing, River to both the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and to the Hope Theatre, Islington this summer!

by Love Song Productions in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 8th May 2023 we'd raised £565 with 14 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Hello! We are Love Song Productions, a theatre company of young queer creatives taking our show Sing, River to Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Pleasance) and to the Hope Theatre, Islington this summer.

What is Sing, River?

Weaving together an original folk score and tales from a romance best forgotten, Sing, River is a solo queer show that invites us into the hidden world of British mythology. The performance takes place on the bottom of the riverbed, where the performer has lured the audience before the Midsummer sunrise. He entertains us with folk songs and dating anecdotes, before unwanted memories begin to resurface. The show’s original songs form an integral part of the story, gradually revealing a dark twist to do with the mythological fae. Are you ready to be swallowed into the depths of the Thames?

Sing, River has already had a successful run at the Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford, and we’re currently developing the show further ahead of our runs this summer. 


What have other people said about the show?

**** “Inventive, unique” - The Oxford Blue (Read review

“A beautiful and thought-provoking experience” - Daily Info (Read review)

“A joy to watch” - Cherwell (Read review)

“Vital, engaging, and experimental” - The Isis (Read review)

Who are we?

Sing, River is written and performed by Nathaniel Jones, and produced and directed by Katie Kirkpatrick. We are both third/fourth year students at Oxford University, hoping to forge careers in theatre after we graduate. The Fringe offers us an invaluable opportunity to start making these connections. Last year we produced two new writing plays that ran for a week each at Edinburgh Fringe, working for Strikes Back Productions, and this year we are excited to be doing our own project for the full month.

On a more personal note, we both love weird queer theatre, cider, Carly Rae Jepsen, a good night out, and Edinburgh’s finest food establishment… El Falafel.


What is Love Song?

Love Song Productions put innovative storytelling and character-driven writing at the heart of what we do. Specialising in new writing, character-driven stories, and LGBT narratives, we love creating theatre that questions the nature of everyday life in the twenty-first century. We have a particular interest in shows that incorporate music in new and innovative ways, and in producing contemporary British plays that have been somewhat forgotten and putting a new twist on them through lighting and sound. 

Co-founders James Newbery and Katie Kirkpatrick met when they were put on the same floor in their first year of university, and wrote a play about their housemates (...which went down about as well as you’d expect). Since then, Love Song has put on five shows in Oxford:

  • 2nd May 1997 by Jack Thorne, BT Studio
  • Wednesday, Death Meditation by Shaw Worth, BT Studio (New writing double bill)
  • She Felt Fear by Kirsty Miles, BT Studio (New writing double bill)
  • Scenes with Girls by Miriam Battye, Old Fire Station
  • A Girl In School Uniform (Walks Into a Bar) by Lulu Raczka, BT Studio


Why are we asking for your help?

As you likely know, Edinburgh Fringe is very expensive! We’re really excited to have secured our venue at Pleasance, which is a great opportunity for us to get our show seen and start making industry connections that will help us forge the careers in theatre we want to achieve. But affording to live in Edinburgh for the month, and being able to access things like PR and wider print campaigns will be very difficult for us without your help. 

Your money will go towards covering our accommodation costs, as well as helping us get our show out there via marketing and PR so we can reach as wide an audience as possible.

We really believe in this show and in bringing experimental, exciting queer theatre to a wider audience - we just need a little extra help to be able to do it. 

You can find us @lovesongprods on all socials!

Thanks you so much - every bit of help makes a huge difference to us!


This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Shout out!

Thank you so much for helping us get to Edinburgh! With this donation, you'll get a shoutout from us on Love Song socials as a thank you for your support!

£20 or more

The Sing, River Soundtrack

Thanks so much! With £20, you'll get early access to our original folk soundtrack! Perfect for chill study music or for that long walk around the meadows...

£50 or more

Signed Poster & Soundtrack

Wow, thank you! As well as a shout out and access to our gorgeous folk soundtrack, you'll receive a poster of the show signed by the cast and crew! You're a part of the team, thanks for supporting new theatre!

£100 or more

Ticket to Sing, River!

Thanks so much for supporting our show! You'll get a free ticket to the see Sing, River, either in London or Edinburgh, along with all the other rewards! And you can also feel great for making such a difference to young theatremakers, you've made our day!

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