Support In PurSUEt's Full Edinburgh Fringe Debut

by Eleanor Higgins in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £2,580

raised so far



Following Covid setbacks, we need your help to get beloved show, In PurSUEt, to Edinburgh Fringe for its first full-hour, full-month debut.

by Eleanor Higgins in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 2nd August 2022 we'd raised £2,580 with 34 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Because we didn't get the arts council funding we were hoping for, we've had to stop working with several professionals we'd hired at the beginning of the year. The extra money will enable us to hire again, and pay the creatives we had booked on the show to make it the best it could be. It will also allow our much loved director, Tom Knight to be on the ground in Edinburgh with us.

We had plans to tour In PurSUEt after the festival however its extremely costly without a tour booker. The extra funding will enable us to plan and set up a tour at a national level and show ACE that our show is backed for the funding support we need. 


"Timely, hilarious & poignant, In PurSUEt was one of the finest one-actor shows I've seen" ★★★★★ - Lothian Life

What Is In PurSUEt?

1655494236_crowd.pngEleanor Higgins has everyone talking with her first solo show: In PurSUEt. It was a hit show of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe pre-pandemic. Inspired by true events; a passionate Sue Perkins Sueperfan, sent to a therapist to deal with her drinking, relays her adventures pursuing Sue. This groundbreaking first solo show combines themes of mental ill-health, substance abuse and  LGBTQ+ issues.

 "Will have you tearing up one minute, and chuckling away the next!" ★★★★ Broadway World

The Story So Far?

1655495523_img_1054_copy.pngIn 2019 Bush Productions took a 45-minute version of In PurSUEt up to Edinburgh Fringe for a limited two and half week run. The fierce, heartfelt, LGBTQ+ tragi-comedy took the fringe by storm. First creating buzz by its unique premise, then by selling out its performances. Word quickly spread throughout the city and In PurSUEt fast became a smash of the festival. After leaving its mark, and cementing itself as a stand-out act that year, (plus a cult-following fan base to boot), In PurSUEt earned itself the much coveted Edinburgh Fringe sellout laurel - following an upscale halfway through its run to a double capacity venue.

Even the mayor himself, Sadiq Khan, is a fan!


"Eleanor Higgins is excellent in her one woman show about addiction & obsession" ★★★★ - The Scotsman.

Now what?


Now, due to demand, the show is being called back to the motherland - but this time for a full-hour, full-month run at one of the top four venues; the highly acclaimed Underbelly. The team are in the midst of reworking, redeveloping and previewing a new revamped version of the show to packed audiences with performances at Brighton Fringe and London.

Why do we need you help?

In PurSUEt and Bush productions were on an upward trajectory beginning 2020. Sadly, due to a virus we shall not mention, everything we’d worked towards came to a grinding halt. Following the difficult setbacks over the last 2+ years, and the loss of potential funding in the last month, we need your help more than ever to get this show back on its feet and bring the new, upscaled, revamped, super-charged version of this acclaimed production to the city of Edinburgh - where it can shine bright again in all its glory.  

Why is it important?


In PurSUEt explores themes of mental health, substance misuse and trauma. Highlighting the importance of mental health awareness. Alchohol consumption grew rapidly during the pandemic and is often disregarded as a non-serious problem among young people. Far too often, harmful coping mechanisms are normalised by modern day ways of life. With our work, we hope to open up a dialogue about the pressures of contemporary life. To create a safe space for people to share their stories and know that its possible to live life free from substances. We know, as a company, that with the right support, recovery from substance misuse is possible.

"A tragic, comic depiction of the complexities of humanity which is captivating & heartbreaking" ★★★★ - The Wee Review

Where will my money go?

 1655499564_crowd_baby.pngWe have secured the venue at one of Edinburgh’s top performance spaces and managed to use production money up until now for the deposit and Fringe registration. But we still have a way to go to make it to Edinburgh. Your support will go towards the financial task of getting the show back on its feet and at the Festival. Including things like:


  • Venue costs
  • Publicity and advertising
  • Press and marketing
  • Flyer team
  • Print costs
  • Tech and operator fees
  • PR costs
  • Creative team fees

No amount is too little (or too large for that matter). In PurSUEt has a long life ahead of it beyond this summer. Any donation would be an investment in the exciting future life of In PurSUEt and its ongoing journey! :)

"Eleanor Higgins is in total command of her chosen arena" ★★★★★ - Mumble Theatre

"Talented writing, raw emotion." ★★★★ - Broadway Baby

"Think Miranda... unhinged!" ★★★★★ - Tom Knight

Final Word

We are aware the last few years have been incredibly challenging for everyone, particularly those in creative industries. If you are unable to give, please do consider sharing this page with anyone you can or spreading the word via social media. We really need as much sharing  to reach our target. If you can share this with as many people as possible, you would be helping us greatly and bringing us one step closer to reaching our goal.

Thank you so much and enjoy our trailer below!


This project offered rewards

£100 or more

Be in the script! Name a male character.

Have your name mentioned in the script! Or someone you know!

£20 or more

Postcard From The Fringe

A personalised postcard from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, posted during the Festival. And we'll write you a lovely wee message to say thank you. Sent worldwide.

£30 or more

Official In PurSUEt Original Flyer

Our beautiful signed Official In PurSUEt flyer from 2019, posted worldwide. With a personal message of your choice.

£50 or more

Official Original In PurSUEt Poster

Our beautiful A3 signed Official In PurSUEt Poster, from our first run at Edinburgh in 2019. Posted worldwide. With a personal message of your choice on the front or back.

£65 or more

Official Signed Copy Of The In PurSUEt Script

We are in the process of publishing the show! Grab this reward for an exclusive copy of a limited edition script of In PurSUEt, signed by the writer. Posted worldwide

£80 or more

Get The Actor To Say Anything

In PurSUEt will send you a personal video saying anything to anyone you like, straight from the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during the Fringe. Is there something you want to tell someone? Or just want to say hello to your mum? Make sure you send us your email address.

£250 or more

Personalised Live Chat VIP Experience

Exclusive one to one chat with the writer and creator of In PurSUEt via FaceTime, Whatsapp or Zoom.

£500 or more

Ultimate VIP Experience

Live Chat with the writer and creator. An exclusive limited edition signed script, programme and poster. Meet and Greet and photos post-show at the Edinburgh Fringe. Personal thank you on social media. Personalised shout out from the mile and personalised thank you on our website.

£1,000 or more

Ultimate VIP Experience Corporate

Meet and greet with the writer and creator. 2 Exclusive limited edition signed scripts, programmes and posters. Personal thank you in the programme. An advertisement with your logo in the Programme, on our merchandise, website, and Individual flyers - Personalised shout out from the mile and personalised thank you on our website. Mentions across our Social Media.

£100 or more

Be in the script! Name a female character.

Have your name mentioned in the script! Or someone you know!

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