PowerPlay - a new play about Power

by Tom Levitt in Camden Town

PowerPlay - a new play about Power

Getting Tom Levitt's post-Brexit play, PowerPlay, on stage in Camden Fringe and in Norwich, August 2018 - from scratch. Comedy or tragedy?

by Tom Levitt in Camden Town

We did it
On 23rd July 2018 we successfully raised £4,006 with 26 supporters in 49 days

New stretch target

The stretch target will only be required if we aren't successful in receiving grant funding for this new drama project; grant funding is highly competitive and we can't be sure of getting any! It will ensure that our team of professional actors is paid the proper rate. The money will be used to ensure that no one involved in the production is out of pocket as a result!


We  receive no public funding so all contributions, of any size,  would be very welcome! The full cost of the production is around £8,000 and we'll only cover a third of that from ticket sales (they're small venues!) so we're very reliant on crowd funding.

PowerPlay is a new play about power, post-Brexit. It's in Camden Fringe (Lion & Unicorn Theatre, Kentish Town, 1st, 4th, 5th August) and we'll also perform it at Anteros Arts Centre, Norwich on 2nd and 3rd August. Using only 4 actors  and the minimum of set, it's an hour long and couldn't be more topical. I'm producing it with professional actors at minimum Equity rates but otherwise the budget is as low as possible.

It's 2022, shortly after the next general election, and Britain is governed by a coalition of national unity in a period of post-Brexit-transition transition. Two newly elected MPs, of contrasting backgrounds, meet face to face for the first time - in a secure room deep inside a Middle Eastern airport. Unaware of why they've been detained, their only link with the outside world is through staff from the British Embassy. In this fable of what can happen when historic alliances are abandoned in favour of new rules for their own sake, the play takes a wry look at politics, democracy and Brexit before reaching a somewhat absurd - if inevitable - conclusion.

Although it's not the first play I've written it's the first time I've been completely responsible for making it happen. And we're starting from scratch! I'm supported by the director of my last play ('Making Allowances', 2010), Chris Mellor, and seasoned actor Clive Stubbs. Clive is joined on stage by Ian Alldiss, Joanna Swan and Geir Madland.

Thank you. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£48 or more

Ticket, signed programme, mention in programme

A free ticket to either a Camden or a Norwich performance, a mention in the programme and a copy of the programme signed by the cast

£76 or more

2 tickets, signed programme, mention in programme

Two free tickets to either a Camden or a Norwich performance, as available, a mention in the programme and a copy of the programme signed by the cast

£102 or more

2 tickets, personal thank you in the programme

2 free tickets for either Camden or Norwich performances (subject to availability), a copy of the programme signed by the cast and a prominent and personal 'thank you' in the programme

£310 or more

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2 tickets, 'Exec Director' billing

2 tickets for either Camden or Norwich performances (subject to availability), you get special billing as 'Executive Director' in the programme, two interval drinks, meet the cast, signed programme

£500 or more

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You're mentioned in the play!

2 tickets for either Camden or Norwich performances (subject to availability), you get special billing as 'Senior Executive Director' in the programme, two interval drinks, meet the cast, signed programme - and your name is mentioned in the play as a patron of the Arts!

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