The Santa Crisis

by Rebecca Dilg in London, England, United Kingdom

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Hello! Thanks for stopping by at our crowdfunding page. We are raising funds for The Santa Crisis at The Bread and Roses Theatre in London.

by Rebecca Dilg in London, England, United Kingdom

Hello! Thanks for stopping by at our crowdfunding page. We are raising funds for The Santa Crisis - A Dark Christmas Comedy at The Bread and Roses Theatre in London.

Mayhem and madness ensue as Santa Claus dives into an Identity Crisis - can La Befana, Sinterklaas and the Flog Father bring Santa back to his senses? Will the Elves ever stop striking? It's a race against Time, Belief and...wait a minute: WHO IS DELIVERING ALL THE PRESENTS?!?!

The aim of this production is: 

- produce new writing 

- Give performers and creatives of different ages a chance to perform on stage in London 

Creatives

Julia Warren - Writer/Director

With a background in music and fine art, Julia followed a directing course at London Central School of Drama, and became a founding member of the Directors Cut theatre group, participating in showcases and rehearsed reads. More recently involved in film. Her short film Madame Chiffage, 2018  has been selected by several festivals including Fabulosis Film Festival & Metro Film & TV Awards Festival and was semi-finalist at the $5 Dollar Film Festival 2019. Other films include 'Calls' by Lanre Ajayi (IMBD), and the long short 'Tiny Little Worlds' by Ben Cannon (currently in post production). Her most recent theatre collaboration was with Untold Collectiv  for their Latinx Scratch night in October 2019. 

As a writer Julia has published mystery novels. Her plays "Independence Day" and "Of Kings and Lions" were performed as part of "Readings in the Shed" in Mumbai. 

Rebecca Dilg - Producer

Rebecca Dilg is an independent theatre producer based in London. Previous credits include Visions of Bradford, So You Say, I Will Miss You When You’re Gone and In Search of Myself. Upcoming projects include Big at VAULT Festival 2020 and Illusions of Liberty at the King’s Head Theatre in May 2020. 

Cast

Paulina Brahm as La Befana

Paulina Brahm is a classically trained lyric soprano who sang at NYC’s Amato Opera Theater for seven seasons (Papagena, Barbarina, High Priestess) and has performed as a leading actress at NYC’s Theater for the New City. She trained with much-missed Broadway director Gene Frankel and studied voice with Dolores Mari (New York City Opera.)  Now based in the UK, she has collaborated with award-winning filmmakers and is delighted to be working again with producer Rebecca Dilg. Paulina is a proud member of Equity.

Jonathan Brandt as Père Fouettard 

Jonathan Brandt trained at The Bridge Theatre Training Company. In 2019 he performed as The Anonymus in The Flies (The Exchange Theatre) and as Santa Claus in Santa Claus on Strike as part of the Latinx Scratch Night (Untold Collectiv). Other shows include The Learned Ladies (Exchange Theatre, 2018), Much Ado Nothing and Neil Gwynn (The Tower Theatre Company, 2017). Credits as a voice actor include Home Front, Season 9 (BBC 4 Radio Series) and the radio play Settling The Score (Ragged Foils Productions). Jonathan wrote A couple in One which was part of Metamorphoses 2 produced by Off the Cliff Theatre in 2018. He also directed The Empire Builders in 2016 at The Hen and Chickens Theatre.

Francesco Pagnoncelli as Commercio 

Francesco is an actor-singer who graduated from ICMT - London. Recent theatre credits include Frosty in Christmas Crackers, Mittens in Kitties in Space, Clone 1/Marty in As Is and Lane/Merriman in The Importance of Being Earnest. Film: Sac à poche.   

Hassan Govia as Sinterklaas/Chief Inspector Frost

Hassan trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre includes Boujie (Unshaded Arts), Any Rebellion of Will and N89 (Matchstick Theatre), Angel (Camden Fringe) and Pray Your Wings Will Carry You (Full Disclosure Theatre).  

Juan Echenique as Santa Claus

London based actor, writer and tall person. Founder of Horatio Theatre and organiser of the Science Fiction Theatre Festival and the Making Films guerrilla film making challenge. Recent credits include ReGen (Pleasance Theatre), The White Princess (Starz TV) and Red Button (Edinburgh Fringe). Also works as dramaturg, editor, MC, composer, and tabletop games developer and writer. Has a passionate relationship with semicolons; he finds them irresistible. If you find it wandering around London, buy him a coffee and he'll tell you a story.

Putting on a play is quite a costly venture and even though we have secured some funds, we still need your help to make this show as awesome as possible. 

Cast and Crew Fees                 £ 1500

Rehearsal Space and Venue    £ 500 

Marketing/PR                            £ 150 

Other (insurance, props, etc.)  £ 350

We are grateful for all contributions - big and small. But if you can't contribute with money, we'd appreciate a shout out on social media. Just use the share tools provided on this page.

We are grateful for all contributions - big and small. But if you can't contribute with money, we'd appreciate a shout out on social media. Just use the share tools provided on this page. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Social Media Thank You

We will thank you on Twitter

£15 or more

Signed Photograph

Signed hard copy photograph of the cast and a thank you in twitter.

£15 or more

Signed Poster

Our official poster signed by the cast and a thank you on twitter.

£30 or more

0 of 3 claimed

2 Tickets to a performance

2 tickets to a performance of your choice plus a thank you on Twitter

£50 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Thank You Video

You will receive a personal Thank You Video from the cast and a thank you on twitter

£70 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Signed script (with a little surprise)

Script signed by cast and a thank you on twitter.

£100 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Attend a rehearsal

You can get a little preview of the show and attend a rehearsal for 2 hours. You will also receive a thank you on twitter.

£200 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Post Show drinks

Meet the cast after the show in the pub for a drink (the first round is on us!) and a thank you on Twitter.

£500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Associate Producer

You will receive a credit as Associate Producer of the play as well as a thank you on Twitter.


Let's make 'The Santa Crisis' happen

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