Burn Bright Theatre are back this May with a brand new revival of hit comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). To make our production as amazing as it can possibly be, we need your help!
About the show
Three actors. Two hours. One dead playwright. And probably some tights. This is Shakespeare ... as you've never seen him before. Burn Bright Theatre are back onstage with a brand new revival of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's smash hit. Join our motley cast and crew as they attempt to tackle all thirty-seven of the Bard's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild, hilarious and very silly ride. Will they succeed? We hope so. As the world celebrates a landmark 400 years of William Shakespeare's work, the critically-acclaimed comedy from the "bad boys of adaptation" is given a well-deserved new run on the London Fringe.
Burn Bright Theatre was set up by Katherine Timms (director and workshop facilitator) and Isabel Dixon (playwright and producer) in 2015. We're passionate about telling stories in innovative ways, work with ensemble theatre and live music, and aim to programme a mixture of new writing and revivals. Over our first year as a company we've undertaken a number of challenges - our debut show, Vernon God Little, saw us work with a 10-strong cast; whereas our recent new writing piece All Is Bright was a commissioned project by Westminster Borough Council, specifically designed to tour community hubs and sheltered accommodation blocks. CWWSA marks our second big revival - and our next major project.
Why this project...
Burn Bright are passionate about making theatre accessible to everybody. CWWSA had its origins as a 'pass the hat' fringe show before becoming a huge commercial success, and bringing it back to the Fringe feels like bringing it home. With Shakespeare 400 going on this year, a show that manages to make Shakespeare as accessible (and hilarious) as possible felt like an inspired choice for our next revival. Plus, we can never resist a script that manages to combine rapping, slapstick comedy and a vast selection of wigs.
... And why we need your help
We've been incredibly lucky to be funded for previous projects - unfortunately, times are tight and we're going into this project with a shoestring budget. We believe that artists shouldn't be asked to work for free - so we've guaranteed a fee for our cast. We're working hard to raise the budget with some epic fundraising events, careful budgeting and of course, asking for a little bit of help... Any donations you can spare will go straight into fees, props, set, costume and marketing materials. We'd also love you to come and see the show!