Help us take "Yes, We're Related" to The Fringe

by Purple Doors Productions in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Help us take "Yes, We're Related" to The Fringe

Total raised £640

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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 5th August 2024 at 9:00am

Help us take our play "Yes, We're Related" to Edinburgh Fringe! Our nutty new comedy needs your backing for it's stage debut. Donate now! 🌟

by Purple Doors Productions in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

YES, WE'RE RELATED

Sara is living in denial. After losing her mother, Sara is dealing with ravenous rodents and redundancy and her life is on the brink of collapse. Cue her estranged older sister, Saskia – the golden child. Trifle in hand, Saskia and her quirky fiancée Mark surprise Sara on the anniversary of their mother’s death. But there is a secret which takes these two sisters from bad, to worse, to absolutely catastrophic!

Hello wonderful supporters,

We are thrilled to share an exciting opportunity with you that's sure to bring laughter, tears, and a touch of chaos to the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We will be bringing a nutty new comedy titled "Yes, We're Related" by emerging playwright Florence Lace-Evans to the stage this year… And we need your help to take it there!


Our Aims

- To start productive conversations surrounding grief

- Highlight resources available to anyone grieving

- Provide a platform for new writing and emerging artists

- Propel a female-lead creative team, freelancers and theatre makers towards a larger stage

- Help us get picked up by programmers looking to build their next season of theatre

- Build up reviews and media reach to increase the credibility of the piece

What have people been saying?

"It was gripping and I have almost no doubt that it is going to be *a thing* at Edinburgh Fringe this year" - City AM

"heartfelt and sincere examination of grief" - British Theatre Guide

"be prepared to have your emotions churned" - Audience review

"emotional & thought provoking" - Audience review

"funny show with a strong cast and wonderful one liners!" - Audience review

Why Edinburgh Fringe? 

It's the largest theatre festival globally, the third-largest ticketed event after the Olympics and the World Cup. This is our chance to shine among both new and established artists, and your support can make it happen! We want this play to have a brilliant future and heading to Edinburgh would be a fantastic place for us to showcase our work to other industry interested in taking the play further.  We have already been supported by Edinburgh Fringe "Keep it Fringe", and having their backing only inspires us further

We will be taking the production to Willow Studio at Riddles Court, Greenside - a 60 seat theatre named as "undoubtedly one of the most charming venues of the Fringe" by Lyn Gardner of The Stage.

Our writer Florence Lace-Evans has also been selected to be part of the prestigious Soho Theatre's Writers Labs for Edinburgh Fringe and we are receiveing guidance from their team in the lead up and throughout the Fringe.

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How will your donation hep? 

Our budget is £12,500 and we have already been fortunate to receive half of that through fundraising, sponsorships and grants. But we still need your help!

Fundraising Goal: £6500

Your Support Covers: Venues, rehearsal space, accommodation, travel, lighting, costume, props, set, and marketing.

Here's a list of the sort of items your kind donations could help us cover

  • Accomodation - £2050
  • Travel £400
  • Lighting - £610
  • Costume, props and set £225
  • Marketing £2500
  • Registration fees and admin costs £700

Your generous contributions will not only bring this fantastic comedy to life but also support emerging talents in the world of theatre. Let's make "Yes, We're Related" a show to remember at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!


Meet the team!

We have an incredible team bringing this play to life. Come and say hello!

Director - Eliza Beth Stevens

1718794927_eliza_beth_stevens_director-min.jpegEliza is a director, writer and actor from Yorkshire. She is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Out The Attic, a 'platform for the stories of women and those unrepresented throughout history'. As a writer, Eliza was published in 100 Voices and her debut play It’s a Fair Cop is currently in development. She is also the host of The Grafters Podcast. Credits as Director; It’s a Fair Cop (Leeds Playhouse Furnace Festival), Control Freak (2Northdown), …that’s what she said (Unity Theatre). As Associate Director; Miss Moore Thought Otherwise (Library Tour). As Assistant Director; A Song for Ella Grey (UK Tour), Unfortunate (Southwark Playhouse Elephant) and Henrietta (NYMT).

Writer/Actor - Florence Lace-Evans

1718795356_florence_headshot-min.jpegFlorence Lace-Evans trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the BA Acting (Musical Theatre) course. During her time at Central she was nominated for the Spotlight Award and graduated with First Class (hons). Since graduating, Florence has worked in film and stage, and features as a host on the monthly podcast, Sunday On the Pod, available on Spotify and Apple Music. Yes, We’re Related is Florence’s first dark comedy play, which is debuting later this year in London, Birmingham and the Edinburgh Fringe. Florence has also been selected to be part of Soho Theatre's Writers Lab this year for Edinburgh Fringe.

Producer/Actor - Eleanor Griffiths

1718795561_eleanor_griffiths_(91_of_148)_3-min.jpgEleanor Griffiths, a seasoned actress and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland alum, has lit up stage and screen for almost a decade. Known for roles in award winning films "Shamrock Spitfire" and "Time Spent," she's set to appear in film "Learn to Loathe Yourself” later this year. Her 2022 stage performance in "5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche" gained acclaim, with West End Best Friend praising the cast as “A force to be reckoned with”. Eleanor's 2019 musical, "The Art of Skipping," earned Best Musical nods at Edinburgh Fringe and was featured at BEAM 2021, establishing her as a notable playwright and producer.

Actor - Jack Huckin

1718795711_jack_headshot-min.jpegJack is originally from Blackburn, Lancashire and spent his younger years working as a freelance singer for charities and corporations across the Northwest. He trained at The Guildford School of Acting on their Musical Theatre Foundation course before completing the Acting (Musical Theatre) course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Jack’s credits include: Ron in ‘London Road’; Ben Stone in ‘Follies’; Mercutio in ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Most recently, Jack has been touring the UK and Asia with ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’.

 Producer - Maria Goikhberg

1718798649_whatsapp_image_2024-06-19_at_12.20.49.jpegMaria Goikhberg is the producer and founder of ‘Hey Thanks! Theatre Collective’, a queer, women-led theatre collective. Her co-written and co-produced Fringe debut, ‘Kitchen Underwear’ received Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s coveted ‘Keep it Fringe’ funding award. Throughout the year, she runs creative development and networking events to engage with the queer creative community. She is most interested in stories centered around women, folklore, or queer experiences.

Our production is a joint effort by two fantastic theatre companies: Purple Doors Productions Ltd (Eleanor Griffiths), an award-nominated comapny dedicated to nurturing emerging talent, and Hey, Thanks! Theatre Collective (Maria Goikhberg), a queer, women-led company that's been recognized as one of the 'Top 5 Edinburgh-Based Theatre Companies to Watch Out For' by Playbill. With your support, we aim to showcase the power of collaboration and innovation on an international stage.

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How You Can Help

Donate whatever you can – every pound makes a difference!

Share our campaign on social media and with friends.

Spread the word about our amazing play – let's make it the talk of the town!

Together, let's embark on this exciting journey and bring "Yes, We're Related" to the world stage. Your support is the key to making this dream a reality. Thank you for being part of our theatre family!

With love and gratitude,

The "Yes, We're Related" Team

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