The Bristol Revunions go to the Edinburgh Fringe!

by Bristol Revunion in Clifton, England, United Kingdom

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On 29th August 2019 we successfully raised £490 with 13 supporters in 49 days

Help the Bristol Revunions subsidise our members in paying for travel and accommodation for the Edinburgh Fringe this year!

by Bristol Revunion in Clifton, England, United Kingdom

The Bristol Revunions are thrilled to be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe this year, but we need your help to get there! In 2019, we’re taking up two shows: ‘Party’, a celebration of the Revunions’ 11th trip to the Fringe where all 6 cast-members are out for sabotage, and ‘Road Trip’, our 4-person free show with a new cast and set of fresh sketches each week.

The fringe is notoriously costly and with 22 members of cast and crew to account for, this is our biggest (and most expensive!) Edinburgh yet. Providing our members with the opportunity to take part in the fringe is one of the highlights of our year and something we pride ourselves on being able to offer. Our commitment to this is part of what makes this group so special, but it is a huge expense on such a small and still fairly new society and this financial strain falls on The Revunions as well as our individual members.

Throughout the year, we try to keep membership and show costs down so that financial barriers are not a factor in being able to take part in and enjoy sketch comedy. However, this does mean that our income is fairly low, and so your support is really needed to ensure that our inclusive ethos is also reflected in us going to Edinburgh and making the Fringe as widely accessible as possible.

The Revunions runs weekly workshops which are free for anyone to attend. This open, creative space is so important to what we do as a society. As well as our weekly performing and writing workshops, we run gender, race, and class workshops in an effort to make the space as warm and respectful as possible. We have also worked with the wider Bristol community by setting up a comedy club at a local school, to try and use comedy and drama games to build young peoples’ confidence. All of this lead to us winning the SU Award for ‘Best Performing Arts Society of the Year’, which we were very proud to be awarded this June. 

On top of our workshops, we provide our members with an array of performance opportunities throughout the year. These range from our main sketch shows, non- auditioned monthly scratch nights, where we can test out new material, and stand-up nights that provide a welcoming and inclusive platform for many people to try stand-up for the first time.  

Our society and the shows that we create are all centred around our amazing members. Many of the people coming to Fringe have only started Revs this year, and are already at the level where they are able to perform, write and produce their own shows. We are so lucky to have such a brilliant and committed group of people to take up to Edinburgh, and it would be amazing to be able to support them as much as possible with the help of your donations.  

It would absolutely mean the world to us if you would be at all able to donate money towards taking these shows to the Fringe. This money will go towards subsidising participant’s accommodation (which has seen one of the sharpest spikes in pricing this year with landlords exploiting the fringe like never before) as well as more generally ensuring that we’re able to keep offering these opportunities to our members for years to come. 

Of course (and as extra incentive!) you can also receive a variety of rewards for your donations on top of our eternal gratitude.

Many thanks!

The Bristol Revunions

Praise for the Bristol Revunions this year: 

‘Bursting with hilarious quips and sparkling wit.’ 

‘A delightful, witty and hilarious night of sketch comedy.’ – EPIGRAM ****

‘Made my face and stomach hurt from laughter’ – Intermission ***** 

‘Original material and fast-paced, crackling performances from all involved.’ 

‘Bizarre but wonderful’

‘Eye-wateringly comical’ – FELIX **** 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

Free Tickets to Revs Shows for a year

The big one, the daddy, the goliath of all prizes. You get to see all the funny stuff we do for a WHOLE YEAR gratis, sino dinero, gratuit, gratuito, kostenlos, free.

£5 or more

Social Media Shoutout

We’ll give you a big ol’shoutout on our facebook page as way of saying a big ol’thank you!

£10 or more

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Signed Posters

Yeah, that’s right – a really lovely poster with all of our names scribbled on it – what more could you ask for, ey?

£10 or more

Name a Character in a Sketch

You can be a part of Revs’ Edinburgh show this year as you can become a character in a sketch! For this reward we will name a character after you in either Party or Road Trip.

£15 or more

You choose our profile picture for a day!

Come now, it can’t be anything rude. But apart from that please feel free to go wild! Our social media presence is LEGENDARY, and you can be the face of that for a sweet SWEET 24 hours.

£20 or more

Photo of you at the fresher’s fair stand-out

Doesn’t matter if you’re a student at Bristol Uni or not, if you want to get amongst that freshers fair energy then this is the reward for you. A photo of you will be placed in prize position at our freshers fair, beckoning in aspiring Revunions.

£20 or more

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Edinburgh Show dedication

Get a shout out at the end of one of our Fringe shows as a symbol of our everlasting gratitude for your donation. You can specify the date and the show you want and we’ll tell a whole crowd of people how amazing you are.

£20 or more

Thank you video

Want to see our gratitude rendered in an audio-visual format? Then this is the reward for you as we will send over a personalised thank you video - just for you!

£25 or more

Saxophone call with Rosa toot toot

Toot toot toooooooottttt!!! HELLO, my name is Rosa and I will give you a call at a time of MY CHOOSING and will play you some sweet, sweet saxophone music. If you happen to be out/asleep, then that is on you. No takesies-backsies.

£25 or more

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Instagram takeover

You get to take over our instagram account for the day!

£25 or more

Matthew Wilson’s Lasagne

yUm! That’s all you need to know. Can cater to all allergies and dietary preferences.

£30 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Limited Edition Caps

The most limited of the limited Revunions merch! For this price tier you can receive a lovely cap with the Revs logo – but quick! These items are super limited!!

£30 or more

Reserved seat at TNA

A reserved seat at the Kingsdown Vaults premier weekly open mic night! Who knows where this seat’ll be, but it’ll be there and that’s what counts.

£50 or more

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Abbie’s Art Class

Our multi-talented secretary and producer, Abbie, will give you your own art class. You can learn how to paint like a pro with her beautiful, calming voice to guide you in your own artistic journey.

£60 or more

Go for a pint with James Trickey

Long-standing and much loved former VP of the Bristol Revunions is an absolute hoot! For this perk you’ll be able to enjoy a pint with the Trickster himself, where the conversation promises to be just as bubbly and frothy as the fine beverages you’ll be enjoying.

£151 or more

Ismay will grow a fringe

Ismay will grow a fringe – Her forehead is massive to be fair. We tell a lie, it is not but might look very nice with a fringe. Donate now to find out! We know this is the most expensive prize but she very begrudgingly said yes so let's call her bluff please please.

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