The Boy In The Fountain

by Benjamin Sutcliffe in St. Just, England, United Kingdom


raised so far



With your help we aim to create an epic piece of touring theatre. The Virtual Orchestra can be toured with 2 live musicians and a projector.

by Benjamin Sutcliffe in St. Just, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 5th January 2021 we'd raised £2,080 with 60 supporters in 64 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

The extra money will be a Godsend for more rehearsals.  A 32 piece orchestra is very expensive even for just a day!

The Boy in the Fountain... a music/theatre/film/puppetry project with over 50 arts practitioners from the SW.  This epic project will be filmed inside a Big Top in Cornwall resulting in 3 days of live gigs by the 32 piece PSF Gypsy Orchestra in May/June 2021

  • Similar to our last project Res Publica the recordings and footage from within the Big Top will be turned into the Virtual Orchestra and toured internationally by Ben and Zaid.  
  • The performances, filming and subsequent tour can all be produced within social distancing guidelines and will provide much work for many within the arts community.  
  • The People's String Foundation prides itself on being a highly skilled grass roots project that is powered by community spirit and serious graft. We believe in giving back to the community and will have a series of workshops in 2021. 
  • Join this unique community and help us create something big and beautiful from the ground up! 


  • What is it About? The Boy in the Fountain is a beautiful story of a hidden soul who lives inside a fountain and sees the outside world through little cracks in the marble.  Around him are street performers of all shapes and sizes trying to scrape a living.  This fable looks at the need for creativity and the importance of art in our society.  
  • The money raised by this crowdfunder will be put towards the costs of rehearsing such a large project.  You can make this possible! 


This project offered rewards

£50 or more

Back Stage Pass at the Big Top

Come and hang out with Ben, Zaid and the PSF Orchestra back stage in the Big Top!

£20 or more

A BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

A personal thank you message on the PSF facebook from Ben and Zaid

£100 or more


Get a TICKET to the final Orchestra performance in the Big Top, a BACK STAGE PASS, and a V.I.P ticket to the AFTER SHOW PARTY!

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