The Afflicted Edinburgh Fringe 2019

by Finn den Hertog in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th July 2019 we successfully raised £2,655 with 75 supporters in 28 days

Help us to raise the extra funds needed to take our new show The Afflicted to the Edinburgh Fringe 2019

by Finn den Hertog in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

These extra funds will help us to further realise our creative ambitions for the show, boosting our design budgets and letting us think even bigger and bolder.

Help Us Take The Afflicted To Edinburgh Fringe 2019

The Show

We are taking our new show The Afflicted to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And we would love you to help make that happen.

The Afflicted is the first show from new Scottish theatre collective groupwork co-founded by Vicki Manderson and Finn den Hertog. Described as "an explosive exploration into hysteria" the show looks at a case of modern mass-hysteria in an American high school and fuses dynamic choreography, haunting video design and original text, performed by a multi-talented all-female ensemble.

After some excellent development phases - including time at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Centre in Connecticut, a week-long residency at the Work Room, Glasgow and two periods of r&d with National Theatre of Scotland - the show is almost ready to share with the world. Made by an international company of award-winning artists The Afflicted will receive its World Premiere at Summerhall at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it will be part of the Made In Scotland showcase.

What We Need

Despite having secured a chunk of our funding, we are still falling short of our target and so are looking to raise an extra £2500

At the heart of groupwork's mission is the desire to work with the very best artists and creatives we can and to ensure that we pay and provide for them properly. There is an enormous amount of hard work being piled in to the project from our creative team and it is hugely important to us make sure everyone gets paid, as well as giving our team the budgets they need to realise their creative ambitions.

We want this show to be everything we know it can be. We want to let our imaginations run wild and make a big, bold statement with our work. These funds will help us do that to the best of our ability. We also need to make sure the show is seen in amongst the thousands of other shows on in Edinburgh, your donation will help to raise profile and visibility for the show too.


Who We Are

groupwork was founded by Vicki Manderson and Finn den Hertog to create exciting, exploratory and contemporary theatre work which is highly physical, thematically playful and visually arresting. Our work is built collectively through an integrated and multi-disciplined approach to theatre making. 

The Afflicted was conceived with New York based playwright Jake Jeppson and is being created with Jake and our fantastic team which includes designer Camilla Clarke, sound and video designer Lewis den Hertog and lighting designer Benny Goodman. 

This show has been a massive part of our lives and brains for the past 18 months and we are very excited to share it.  Every little helps and we are hugely grateful for any amount you can pledge.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A personalised thank you card from the whole team at groupwork and your name in the thank you page on The Afflicted programme

£50 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

A download of the original music from The Afflicted show composed by Lewis den Hertog

£100 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

Exclusive behind the scenes rehearsal diary, photography and interviews with The Afflicted team - direct to your inbox

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward

Free theatre workshop from groupwork directors Vicki Manderson and Finn den Hertog. Directors Vicki and Finn will lead a session with your chosen group focusing on the working practices of the company; including physical work, devising and working with new text

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