Get TWIST Theatre Company to Edinburgh Fringe

by Hackney Empire presents TWIST Theatre Company in Hackney

HELP GET US TO EDINBURGH FRINGE!Graduates of Hackney Empire’s Artist Development Programme-TWIST Theatre's new musical adaptation of MACBETH

by Hackney Empire presents TWIST Theatre Company in Hackney

We did it
On 6th July 2016 we successfully raised £5,648 with 104 supporters in 56 days

We are going to EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL with our new musical adapation of MACBETH

 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

MACBETH 

MUSIC. AMBITION. GREED. MURDER.

A musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth with an R&B & Afro Beat vibe set against the backdrop of the British Music Industry.

Shakespeare meets Channel 4’s ‘Empire’ this tale of Betrayal, Murder and lust for power is performed by a talented Company of young actor-musicians. Fusion theatre at it’s best.

 

WHO ARE WE?

Hackney Empire presents....

TWIST THEATRE COMPANY 

 

The Way I See Theatre ( TWIST ) is a creative and political platform for young artists to tell stories through their own eyes. We represent different cultures, backgrounds, talents and tastes and together we create theatre that is a voice for our generation.

TWIST Theatre Company is a diverse dynamic creative group of young artists. We have found a way to tell Shakespeare that speaks to us and our audience through music, dance, spoken word and drama

We strive to inspire, challenge and connect with our audience, by bringing to life Shakespeare’s Macbeth with our energy, passion and mix of musical styles, combining our influences- Street, R&B, hiphop, afro beat, spoken word, and jazz to create our own magic.

www.twisttheatre.com

There are 17 members of the company going to Edinburgh Fringe Festival, please support us to get there, stay there and be seen!

 

WHY WE NEED YOU?

We are all graduates of Hackney Empire’s Artists Development Programme and now we will present ourselves as a professional company and make the best show we can!

We have been supported by Hackney Empire and the Andrew LLoyd Webber Foundation and can confirm that our Edinburgh Fringe Venue is C+1 stage at C Venues. We are all struggling young artists and the cost of living at Edinburgh Fringe is beyond our means. This is why we are asking people to donate to us by joining our TWIST Family by becoming a 'TWISTER'. 

BREAKDOWN of £30,000 

Accommodation for 3 weeks at  Edinburgh Fringe Festival- £16,000

Daily allowance of £20 for each member of our team for the duration of the run - £8000

Travel from London to Edinburgh including van hire for our set and instruments- £2500

Instrument Hire and Insurance- £2000

Marketing costs - £1500

OR

£588.24 for each cast member per each week of run

Our venue is confirmed, we are in the fringe programme and we have a great team of creatives working with us! We have been funded for half of the budget this includes-

  • Venue Rental
  • Rehearsal space
  • Set, props and costumes
  • Professional team of Creatives 
  • Technical staff for duration of Edinburgh Run
  • Additional PR costs

This is an amazing opportunity for us to gain experience and recognition as a company of young artists from Hackney.

We plan to continue working as a company, making the next generation of theatre and  give back to our community by facilitating workshops for young people and our peers.

Thank you for your time! 

Please support us by making a donation if you can and sharing our page.

Love TWIST Fam x

Hackney Empire is a charity registered with Charity Commission in England and Wales (Reg Number: 1062085).

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Thank you for becoming a BRONZE TWISTER!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Download of our MACBETH EP and a public thank you from @twisttheatreco for becoming a BRONZE TWISTER!

£10 or more

9 of 100 claimed

£10 Reward

1 entry(out of 100) to win Top Price tickets to Charlie’s Parker’s YARDBIRD, on Tue 13 Jun 2017 (face value of £225).’

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A physical copy of our MACBETH EP (download too) and a public thank you from @twisttheatreco for becoming a BRONZE TWISTER!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

One entry into our Lucky draw to win HACKNEY EMPIRE THEATRE BAR SIGN, a download of our EP and thank you for becoming a BRONZE TWISTER!

£25 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£25 Reward

FOUR free tickets to MACBETH at Hackney Empire post-Edinburgh in September(date subject to availability), a download of our EP and thank you for becoming a BRONZE TWISTER!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Signed Sleeping Beauty Poster by the cast of Hackney Empire Panto 2016. (A3)

£30 or more

£30 Reward

One entry into our Lucky draw to win two free tickets to a preview performance of Hackney Empire's Pantomime SLEEPING BEAUTY, a download of our EP and thank you for becoming a BRONZE TWISTER!

£60 or more

11 of 100 claimed

£60 Reward

Invitation to our private concert with SPECIAL GUEST Olivier Award Winning Actress Sharon D Clarke (Autumn 2016) and thank you for becoming a BRONZE TWISTER!

£75 or more

£75 Reward

A personalised video thank you from TWIST Theatre company, 2 tickets to September Performance, physical copy and download of EP for becoming a BRONZE TWISTER!

£100 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

Signed by the cast of Motown Poster and thank you for becoming a SILVER TWISTER!

£100 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

Two tickets for an Edinburgh Performance of your choice, a download of our EP and a thank you for becoming a SILVER TWISTER from the cast after the show!

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

Post show at Sleeping Beauty Hackney Empire's 2016 Pantomime- backstage tour with cast meet and greet. Max group of 5. (Ticket to show not included)

£100 or more

3 of 4 claimed

£100 Reward

Personalised Happy Birthday sang by TWIST Theatre Company, a download of our EP and thank you for becoming a SILVER TWISTER!

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Special Guest at a MACBETH performance of your choice at Hackney Empire including 2 free tickets, curtain call thank you and meet the cast, a download of our EP and thank you for becoming a SILVER TWISTER!

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

Song written for you and performed by the company and special thanks at the curtain call of a performance of your choice for becoming a SILVER TWISTER!

£250 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£250 Reward

LONDON SPECIAL GUEST PACKAGE: BOX for 4, bottle of prosecco, programme, post show meet and greet and backstage tour with cast at MACBETH, Hackney Empire in September(Request preferred performance within 8th-10th) and huge thank you for becoming a SILVER TWISTER!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

SONG PACKAGE: Receive the sheet music from MACBETH + a physical copy and download of our EP and Thank you for becoming a GOLD TWISTER!

£588 or more

£588 Reward

SPONSOR one of us for a week of our Edinburgh run! Receive our eternal gratitude and updates of how we are getting on. Be our guest at MACBETH in Edinburgh or London. Thanks for joining the TWIST Family as a GOLD TWISTER!

£1,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

PANTO SPECIAL GUEST: Hackney Empire Box for a performance of SLEEPING BEAUTY 2016 + Dinner for two with Susie McKenna and a Panto Star!

£1,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,500 Reward

EDINBURGH EXPERIENCE: 2 Tickets to see our final Edinburgh Performance on Saturday the 21st August at 4:30pm , train tickets to and from Edinburgh and a 4* Hotel Room for one night! Physical copy of EP signed by cast and personal Thank you at curtain call for becoming a GOLD TWISTER!

£1,765 or more

£1,765 Reward

SPONSOR one of us for the entire Edinburgh run! Receive our eternal gratitude and regular updates of our artistic journey. Be our guest at MACBETH in Edinburgh or London or both! Thanks for joining the TWIST family as a GOLD TWISTER!

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Guest Appearance in Hackney Empire's Pantomime Sleeping Beauty! and public and personal thankyou from the Creative Director Susie McKenna for becoming a GOLD TWISTER!

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