Help The Sheffield Revue take two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe!
The Sheffield Revue is taking two new shows to the Edinburgh Fringe this year: Sets in the City, stand-up, and An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver, sketch!
Who do we think we are?
The Sheffield Revue is a student comedy society based at the University of Sheffield. Founded in 2009 by the now defunct sketch troupe Fuddlepuck, our aim is to encourage students to pursue their comedic ambitions in whatever form they may take. Since 2009, we have blossomed into the veritable forest of funny we are today. Currently, we put on a variety of live shows in and around the University of Sheffield, featuring home-grown sketch and stand-up talents, as well as foraging into other media, such as podcasts, blogs and video. We also run regularly fertilised comedy workshops, details of which can be found beforehand on our Facebook page. Forestry references not strictly necessary.
What are we doing, and why do we need your help?
We have been to the Fringe before, successfully too - but not last year. This year, we hope to rectify that by returning triumphantly with two shows! But it's not as easy as it sounds, and our costs are slowly triumphing over us. We've done as much as we can with University and Union funding, and we've tried to shoulder a lot ourselves, but students aren't famed for their cash and we'd really hate to have to give up now after all our hard work! Nothing is refundable!
The things we need paying for are things like props, performance contribution fees to our venues, registration fees with the Fringe and marketing materials. We could also do with a little emergency pot fund, just in case something else crops up.
We've got money saved up from all our comedy shows this year, and will continue fundraising in other ways, but every little helps and we'd really appreciate anything you can give us!
Why should you help?
Comedy is a great art form for people to express themselves freely, and this society's aim is to allow students the chance to experience comedy in a friendly environment with a support network of other comedians and friends should things get tough. Going to the Fringe alone would be an insurmountable challenge for most students, so doing it as a group, a shared society, lessens that burden whilst also giving everyone the same experience of performing at a large arts festival. We believe this opportunity is beneficial to all those who take part, and we know we can't do it without support. While we could now tug at your heart strings with stories of our more vulnerable members' wishes and dreams of performing at the Fringe, we'll instead hope you see arts funding as an important element of education anyway.
What's in it for you?
We'll love you forevermore, and if you look at our list of rewards you'll see we've tried our hardest to think of what someone might want from us.
Find out more here
If you want to find out more about us, or follow what we're doing, check out our website and social medias:
We also have YouTube, Tumblr and other things that we don't use as much, but a Google search will help you there.
Help us succeed!
While we're doing a lot ourselves, we know this won't be possible without your help, so please share this, deliver it to Parliament, do anything in your power to please help us succeed. Thank you!