The Rhythmics - a new British musical

by Metta Theatre in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

£1,640

 
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Help us to produce the world premiere of our uplifting new British musical THE RHYTHMICS - our first full production for over 2 years!!!

by Metta Theatre in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

THE RHYTHMICS will be our first full production for over 2 years, and this is your chance to be a part of the story and help make it happen!

THE RHYTHMICS is our completely original new British musical - a heartwarming tale of fatherhood and gymnastic ribbons - with a gorgeously catchy score from Stiles & Drewe award winner Ben Glasstone, and lyrics by Ben and Metta’s very own P Burton-Morgan. Thanks to your generous support in 2020 we raised £3000 to help record and release a studio album of the show, and that helped us secure a co-production with rising star Producer Katy Lipson (Aria Entertainments) and a 6 week run this Christmas at Southwark Playhouse, starring Noel Sullivan (Grease, We Will Rock You, HearSay.) 

So we need your help! We need to raise £5000 to help pay the actors. As you probably already know it’s a fiendishly difficult time to raise money right now, so if you can help support us and this lovely project in these unpredictable and somewhat scary times then please do. 

Check out the video above from Noel Sullivan (Graham) and Zweyla Mitchell Dos Santos (as his daughter Silva) to whet your appetite.

Side note - the show (about a somewhat unreliable single father learning to commit to life) is a semi-autobiographical love letter to P’s dad Louis - check them out in the credits, along with composer Ben and his daughter, and some of the creative team with their dads…

And if that weren’t enough it also integrates British Sign Language into the rhythmic gymnastic choreo from the brilliant Mark Smith (Artistic Director of Deaf Men Dancing). Starring the lovely Kinny Gardner as Sid, who in 2016 was included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, receiving the British Empire Medal for services to Theatre and Disability (and who’s been with us for every stage of this journey from the initial workshop in 2019, to the album in 2020 and the world premiere now).

This is your chance to be part of an awesome new British musical, the kind of feel-good story that the world needs right now. So please hit those rewards buttons, join us on this journey and help us share this story with the world - first stop Southwark, next stop the west end…

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

Super Fan

All of the above plus a copy of the original script, signed by the authors (printed on recycled paper obvs.) Hold on to that one folks - in 20 years time that’ll be worth millions on eBay.

£20 or more

Main Fan

Your name in the programme, and the warm fuzzy feeling that you helped contribute to one of the most important and heartwarming new musicals to hit our stages in the last decade. Maybe ever.

£50 or more

Mega Fan

All of the above plus a hand-made Rhythmics t-shirt, also signed by the authors. Imagine getting in at the start of Hamilton and having a t-shirt made and signed by Lin Manuel Miranda!

£100 or more

Rockstar Fan

All of the above, plus a chance to attend rehearsals during November (either in person or via Zoom.) You get to be in the room where it happens.

£500 or more

Number One Fan

All of the above plus 2 tickets to press night and a chance to meet the cast and company. You not only get to be in the room where it happens but you get to be there on the opening night and rub shoulders with the stars. Plus there’ll be free cheese on press night.

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