Three week run of 'The Open' at The Space

by Florence Bell in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th September 2019 we successfully raised £150 with 7 supporters in 56 days

We're bringing new play The Open to The Space as part of their Autumn/Winter season, and need to raise some funds to make it possible!

by Florence Bell in London, England, United Kingdom

The Beginning

Theatre's got this cool power to be able to provoke and disturb as well as comfort the bewildered. Following the result of the EU referendum in 2016 - a decision which seemed to impact both personal and political life like no other - Flo wrote the first draft of The Open as a kind of cathartic release for the feelings of isolation, uncertainty and fear that permeated politics and the lives of ordinary people. Fast-forward to 2050, and Britain is Trump's golf course. 

The Play

Three years on, and the play has had many redrafts and just as many title changes ('One in One Out', 'Lionhearts' and 'Golf Boy' to name a few). The idea remained though: The Open was about where we go next, a dystopian take on the future inspired by the concept of Britain as an island, a country divided by opinion and at risk of corporate takeover by the United States. The story of three friends living through this transition was a deeply personal one, and the subject matter became increasingly pertinent as the uncertainty prevailed. 

The Space

In Summer 2019 Florence entered the play into The Space's Box Office split scheme and was accepted. Production began and a cast was formed. All that remained was to raise funds for a handful of technical necessities: a technician, a set, and the space to rehearse. That's what we hope you'll be able to help us with today, so that the piece can be brought to life and potentially go on to even bigger, better things. A play about activism, the endurance of the human spirit, and power in numbers seems a perfect fit for a crowdfunding campaign, we're sure you'll agree!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

The 'we love you forever' reward

The undying love of the entire theatre company.

£50 or more

The 'proof of our love' reward

The undying love of the entire theatre company, plus a shout out on social media, and a lovely photo taken by our photographer of you and company members at the theatre.

£100 or more

0 of 20 claimed

The 'things are getting serious' reward

These people will receive our undying love, a shout out on social media, plus a (signed by the company) copy of the poster to adorn your bedroom wall.

£300 or more

0 of 6 claimed

The 'money CAN buy you love' reward

These generous beings will receive our undying love forever, a shoutout on social media, a (signed by the company) poster for their bedroom wall, and a very special mention in our programme.

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

The 'marry me' reward

These absolute legends will receive the undying love of the entire theatre company, a massive shout out on social media, a (signed by the company) copy of the poster, a very special mention in our programme, and an executive producer credit.

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