by BARI BACCO in London, England, United Kingdom


raised of £25,000 target


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This project will only be funded if at least £25,000 is pledged by May 3rd 2019 at 2:23pm

I intend to launch my play/show THE STRIP KING at the Brighton Arts Festival May/June 2019. Thereafter to take on tour throughout the UK

by BARI BACCO in London, England, United Kingdom

‘THE STRIP KING’ is a magnet to attract a predominantly female audience. A mixture of Play/Show (Some told by film produced on a giant screen, (that also sets scenes on stage) and tells the story of the UK’s first ‘Male Strip Show’ formed and created in 1987 by Bari Bacco (The Strip King) which became a phenomenon and launched a multi million pound industry, catering for ‘Hen Parties’ and admiring voyeurs of chiseled six-pack physiques. Semi nude scenes without offence by male hunky actors take the audience behind the scenes into the inner sanctum of their grotty dressing rooms, where the glamour is stripped away and the boy’s characters are revealed. Bari steers the show from the humble beginnings within a Soho nightclub, to major world tours, and achieves great heights of success with performances by the boys, in front of Princess Diana and dance scenes with the Spice Girls in their movie Spiceworld’, along with many television appearances with celebrities. As the dramas between the boys escalate, Bari realizes the Dreamboys are his worst nightmare! The cast will have 3 young male stripper actors, Bari and his eccentric sidekick wardrobe master to the show, plus 2 girl extras. (Total 7) Unlike the ‘FULL MONTY’ Film/Play/Show, this is a true story that is believed influenced the genre of the time in 1997 when the film was released, ten years after the Dreamboys male strip show was launched. The show ‘The Full Monty’ has been a giant success for several years touring the UK theatres, and it is anticipated ‘The Strip King’ will follow very rapidly in its footsteps. Critic play reader: “This is bold piece of writing that is well-researched and brings to life the inner workings of a male strip show. As a show ‘n’ tell type piece, I can imagine this forming the basis of an entertaining night out for audiences around the country with a roster of songs people are immediately familiar with, In terms of broad physical entertainment and showmanship this could succeed on its own terms.” Money raised will be for: Publicity – Posters/Leaflets/Social Media. Actors fees. Costumes. Sets./Screen. Editor of film/Music. Rehearsal rooms. Choreography. Hotels. Food. Travel. Incidental.


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4 Tickets per show

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