Get TWIST Theatre Company to Edinburgh Fringe

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

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On 6th Jul 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






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.



Hackney Empire presents....



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.

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



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


£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).



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