With All My Fondest Love

by Noah Wild in Banbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

With All My Fondest Love

Total raised £150

£750 target 19 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 4th July 2024 at 12:00pm

With All My Fondest Love is a play telling the real life story of an ordinary yet curious marriage.

by Noah Wild in Banbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Help Sunday Productions bring With All My Fondest Love to the Edinburgh Fringe!

About the play: 

Written by Noah Wild, With All My Fondest Love tells the real life story of his own grandparents and their ordinary, yet curious marriage. Struggling after his own break-up, Noah becomes lost in his own family history, exploring a loft of unexplored objects to piece together the hidden lives that he has before ignored. Written after Noah read through the letters and diaries of his grandparents, it uses a real marriage to explore and define how we ourselves approach love, as well as offering a personal and moving account of the connection between one generation and the next. 

The play was developed and first staged within the student drama community of the University of Oxford. Performed at the Burton Taylor Studio in the Oxford Playhouse back in January, it was described as 'beautiful...a wonderful piece of theatre' (Wild Rose and Pearls) and as 'the start of something big' (Audience Review). The script was shortlisted in the Oxford University Dramatic Society's writing competition, and described by judge Louis Emmitt-Stern (VAULT Festival award winning playwright) as 'a tender, delicate piece of historical storytelling'

With All My Fondest Love will be running at Greenside @ George Street from 12th  - 17th and 19th-24th August at 15:05 each day. 

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About the story: 

With All My Fondest Love tells the true story of Harold and Marlene Wild. The grandparents of the play's writer and performer, the script was written after a year spent reading Harold's many diaries and developing a closer relationship to his previously unknown ancestors. Harold and Marlene grew up in Bury, Greater Manchester during the Second World War. Eventually meeting in 1952, when Marlene was 17 and Harold was 24, their subsequent marriage was challenged by personal tragedy and loss. The aim of With All My Fondest Love is to celebrate and remember the contradictions at the centre of their lives and to connect the shifting love of one past generation to that of the present. 

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How you can help: 

As a company of mainly students, this is our first time at the Edinburgh Fringe - and we really need your help for us to get there! We have secured the majority of the funding we need, but need to raise a final amount of cover our own costs. Your donation will help us pay for: 

  • Accommodation for the company in Edinburgh
  • Our travel to and from Edinburgh
  • Marketing to give our play a wider audience

But supporting us, you will be helping a new generation of theatre makers at the Fringe, and bringing a moving and exciting true story to a wider audience. Your donation ensures that as many members of our company as possible are able to benefit from the opportunities offered by performing at the Fringe, particularly covering the personal accommodation and travel costs that we are currently unable cover beyond our own personal contributions. As a small crew of students, we would especially love to have a larger marketing budget to help us reach as many new audience members as possible. We are so grateful for your support, and can't wait to hopefully see in you in August!

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