Famla - by John McCann and Tinderbox Theatre Co

by Meg Magill in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Famla - by John McCann and Tinderbox Theatre Co
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On 19th February 2017 we successfully raised £2,900 with 44 supporters in 28 days

To help fund a brand new theatre production 'Famla' by John McCann, to support local work and reach new audiences across Northern Ireland

by Meg Magill in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

FAMLA is a brand new piece of writing for the theatre by acclaimed writer John McCann. It's dark, funny, heartbreaking and challenges the stories we tell ourselves to hide the truth of who we really are.

We are a new team here at Tinderbox, with an ambition to bring high quality professional new theatre to everyone, whether that be a rural community venue, an arts centre or theatre, or even your living room. FAMLA will deliver the same high quality production values whether it we perform in a professional theatre venue or a school hall. We are passionate about supporting the creativity of local people.

This Crowdfunder will allow us to take great strides to achieve all of this, and access to the arts will be less about how close you live to a theatre, and more about simply visiting your local community centre, college, or even inviting us to perform at your own private event.

We are also grateful for the support and funding that we receive from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.

FAMLA by John McCann

Haunting, hilarious and heartbreaking, FAMLA challenges the stories we tell ourselves to hide the truth of who we really are.

Hector has passed this place all her young life. An old house. Must be a hundred years old. Maybe more. Looks abandoned. Festering. She never really gave the house a second thought.

Until now when she needs a place to escape to.

She discovers someone is still living inside.

Someone spiteful. Refusing to budge. Clinging on...

FAMLA is a theatrical feast not to be missed.

Cast: Tara Lynne O'Neill, Rhodri Lewis, Hayley McQuillan

Director: Patrick J O'Reilly

Dramaturg: Hanna Slattne

Designer: Ciaran Bagnall

Costume: Roisin McNamee

Producer: Jen Shepherd

FAMLA will premiere at The MAC Belfast:

Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th March - 8pm evenings, plus 3:30pm Saturday matinee

Box Office 028 9023 5053 www.themaclive.com

and will tour Northern Ireland until April 1st 2017



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This project offers rewards in return for your donation

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£5 Reward

A simple thank you and a big warm glow of happiness!

£10 or more

6 of 150 claimed

£10 Reward

A thank you online and in the programme

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

A signed cast poster and a thank you online and in the programme

£40 or more

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£40 Reward

A bundle of previous Tinderbox scripts and a thank you online and in the programme (Script bundle will include 10 published copies: LALLY THE SCUT by Abbie Spallen THE SIGN OF THE WHALE and THE VIRGIN FATHER by Jimmy McAleavey THIS OTHER CITY by Daragh Carville THE DUKE OF HOPE by Conor Grimes & Alan McKee GIRLS & DOLLS by Lisa McGee FAMILY PLOT by Daragh Carville THE CHAIRS by Eugene Ionesco, adapted by Owen McCafferty CONVICTIONS (Seven short plays) by Marie Jones, Martin Lynch, Daragh Carville, Damian Gorman, Nicola McCartney, Gary Mitchell, Owen McCafferty NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Owen McCafferty MASSIVE by Maria Connolly

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£75 Reward

Meet the Writer & receive his own copy of the Famla script, thumbed, written on, coffee stained and signed! ... and a thank you online and in the programme

£150 or more

£150 Reward

A day in the rehearsal room, meet the cast and director and a thank you online and in the programme.

£500 or more

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The original Famla box model The scale model of our set design for Famla, hand crafted by award-winning designer Ciaran Bagnall and including working lighting!

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The title of Co-Producer, credited online and in the programme, including a pair of tickets to press night at the MAC and an invitation to the after show drinks.

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£3,000 Reward

A performance of Famla in a location of your choosing (within Northern Ireland, subject to a suitable venue, adequate permissions etc)

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