SING FOR YOUR LIFE

by Charlie Tuesday Gates in London

Hilariously unsettling, death-defying musical comedy. Hold onto your conscience, it's the greatest show that ever died.

by Charlie Tuesday Gates in London

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On 10th July 2015 we successfully raised £5,400 with 124 supporters in 28 days

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Hold on to your conscience, it's the greatest show that ever died.

Notorious taxidermy artist Charlie Tuesday Gates has scraped up roadkill, bought deceased dogs on Gumtree and revived her family pet to bring you this five-star, death-defying and hilariously unsettling musical comedy... starring real dead animal puppets.

 

After a sell out, 5* award-winning week long run at Vault Festival, the animals have been invited to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at one of Edinburgh's premiere venues for comedy

The Udderbelly

6th - 30th August 2015, 8.40pm

This is indeed the best news ever.....But we don't have any money

Can you sponser a dead fox and fresh woman talent for life changing rewards? 

Musicals are expensive, and ironically we need funds to pay for the actual musicians...... We need money for a pianist, saxophonist and bass player for 4 weeks in Edinburgh. They will all need shelter plus travel and to be paid for their hard work.  

When you're doing big productions, live music is the first thing that gets the cut because of cost... Music is SO important and in this case, it's the difference between life and death. The animals must be accompanied by more than a CD.

 

And there's so much more we want to achieve...

We also need to build amazing transportable thrones for the animals!

Edinburgh is massive and hugely competitive, there are literally thousands of performers battling to advertise their shows. We want to build a mobile marketing machine that no one can ignore - taking the puppets to the streets to spread the message of Sing For Your Life in the best and most fantastic mobility scooter you've ever seen in your life. 

Musicals are EXPENSIVE! We have to sell out to break even.

We need funds to make our set AMAZING!

The show is based in a disused garden where the animals have made home in the rubbish. They have a piano that's been turned into a torture machine ready to catch unwitting humans. This machine needs a lot of technical help, time and money...possibly pyrotechnics....smoke machine-lasers... you get the picture. 

 We need an extra puppeteer!

We currently have 4 actors that play 13 different animals! It's a very difficult task having to be everywhere at once... and with a small cast there is always a risk that someone will be unwell or unable to perform due to 'mysterious circumstances'. That is why we need an extra puppeteer, so we can train an understudy to cover for illness/lost voices as well as be on hand to be that crucial pair of extra hands. 

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HELP BRING THE ANIMALS BACK TO LIFE ONE MORE TIME!

 

WHAT'S THE SHOW ABOUT?

Sing For Your Life follows a group of animals desperately trying to put on a show for the humans, think X Factor meets Pet Rescue.... but in your own back garden. They sing for their lives, night after nightbut no one is listening to them.  

Apart from being hilarious, it probes our conscience, confronting us with the uncomfortable truth of how we purport to care about our fellow species, yet are blinded and driven to cruelty by narcissism and commodity. Sing For Your Life is littered with blunt and crass puns along with sardonic nods to the canon, processes and practices that mock popular culture, tradition and the cult of celebrity...

Sing For Your Life exposes the cracks in humanity and urges us to re-evaluate our own relationship with animals.

 

Charlie Tuesday Gates studied Sculpture at Camberwell College of Arts. She has a reputaion for unique and challenging sculpture, performance and video art. Her fashion pieces have been commissioned for Elton John and Beyoncé and artwork exhibited internationally. Gates is offering some truly original rewards for this campaign... Sing'a'Grams, D.I.Y Taxidermy Lessons, Original Artwork ....

 

 

 

"A powerful howl of injustice with a distinctive creativity and grotesque charm all its own." 4* from The Church of England.P

 

"It’s unsettling and queasy, yet downright hilarious...A mass of contradictions, Sing For Your Life is incongruously clever. A sordid, sardonic Sesame Street." 4* The Londonist

 

 "Why can't I give this 6*? Really was not expecting something as brilliant as this. ... Nothing prepared me for something as moving and polished as Sing For Your Life..More charm than Avenue Q" 5* Remote Goat

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”

Oscar Wilde

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CONGRATULATIONS Limited edition of 1 million. £1 closer to one million pounds

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Prepare to be dazzled by your postbox as the animals send news of their adventures in Edinburgh. It's a mystery.

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The animals will thank you personally through song in an extra special video message.... And be prepared to be dazzled by the postbox

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Let Foxy deliver a video message that's guaranteed to go viral: Happy birthday, marry me or just plain business savvy promo? With this reward you can say it in style

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Unprecedented access to the Sing For Your Life video diaries. Let the animals thrill you with their adventures, backstage gossip and front page news FIRST and direct to your inbox....And be prepared to be dazzled by your postbox.

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Missed the show in Edinburgh? We're back, and the booze is on ALL NIGHT. Join the animal cast at The Vaults as they return from their epic adventures, with tales to regale and songs to regurgitate. There will be a vegan feast, animal magic and mystery.

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Limited edition prints or Illustrations of mental images manifested into animal artwork.

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Red Carpet Treatment: Front row seats, exclusive photos with your favourite characters, a signed script, unprecedented access to the video blog and a dazzled postbox. Just let us know the date you're coming to see the show and we'll roll the carpet out! ***Tickets must be bought separately**** and can be purchased http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/whats-on/sing-for-your-life

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D.I.Y. Taxidermy lessons with Charlie Tuesday Gates. You are invited to C.T.G's studio in Waterloo for a lesson in taxidermy, D.I.Y style.

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1 hours counselling session with Dr Foxy or C.T.G

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1 week's exhibition at The Vaults Gallery, Waterloo. This iconic venue is offering artists and performers a week exhibition for group or solo artist to showcase anything they want! Your event will be promoted on The Vaults online platforms and staff will be on hand to offer help installing your show. The gallery takes 0% commission so you keep 100% of the sales!

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Sing For Your Life Sing'a'Gram. We will come to your place of work, event, local park or living room and the puppets will sing songs from the show.

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Charlie Tuesday Gates will take you to dinner at her favourite restaurant. She will sing for you and take off some clothes i.e her coat

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An original skull sculpture by Charlie Tuesday Gates, festooned with jewels and fit for exhibiting in the finest home collection or gallery. See the main picture (bottom left) for an example of the bedazzling ram's head that could be yours.

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The Vaults is the perfect place to throw the best party ever. You bring the guests, we do all the hard work for your birthday, engagement or surprise party! We've got the light, we've got the D.J and we have 10000 ft to play with

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Come to Charlie Tuesday Gates studio...and pick whatever you want! Yes, you could own anything.

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