yt2 Plus in Edinburgh

by yt2plus in Southampton

We did it
On 15th May 2016 we successfully raised £802 with 34 supporters in 28 days

yt2 Plus, a small community theatre company in Southampton, are looking for help to fund performances at the Edinburgh Fringe this August.

by yt2plus in Southampton

We are yt2 Plus and we've been operating as a small community theatre company in some form or another for the past 16 years.  Primarily a youth theatre, yt2, we formed yt2 Plus in 2015 for the number of twenty-somethings in Southampton,  too old for youth theatre but still with bags of talent and a hunger for challenging and contemporary scripts to perform.  Our membership is formed of ex-youth theatre members and other student theatre companies in the area. 

For the last few months, we've been working hard on preparing two demanding and superbly well-crafted plays, 'Bull' by Mike Bartlett and 'Eight' by Ella Hickson.  'Bull' takes a look at bullying in the work place and doesn't hold back, tackled with the same intensity as Mike Bartlett brought to the hit BBC 1 series, Dr Foster.  It's an uncomfortable watch but then so is the subject. 

'Eight' is a series of monologues that was formed around the results of a survey that asked twenty-somethings what they felt defined their generation: the almost overwhelming response was that it was 'apathy'.  This, from a generation that have grown up in a world where everything has become acceptable.   From Miles, a 7/7 survivor to Millie, a jolly hockey sticks prostitute who mourns the loss of the good old British class system, Ella Hickson looks at the singular, personal effect of an otherwise social phenomenon.    

We were so proud and honoured that our recent performance of 'Eight' at the Totton Festival of Drama in Southampton was awarded 'Overall Winner' as well as Peter 'Peewee' Ward taking away 'Best Adult Actor' for his superb portrayal of 'Danny' in Eight.  Our performance of 'Bull' at the same festival was also received well and Dave Smith, playing Thomas, gained a nomination for 'Best Adult Actor'.  

We'd now absolutely love to take both productions to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August but as a small theatre company, funding a project like this is impossible without help.  We're busy organising local fund raising events but as we need to raise funds to cover the cost of licences, marketing materials, registration fees, travel and accommodation for everyone, that's where you come in.  If you, like our members, have a passion for contemporary and challenging theatre and you'd like to support us, or join us, we would love to hear from you.  If you'd also like to donate to this project, we would be so grateful.  £5 will pay for printing a handful of flyers, while £50 will pay for one of the cast to get there.  Anything you can afford to give, however small will be greatly appreciated.  We've got some good rewards too.  Take a look!

Thank you so much for your interest in our project!

yt2 Plus




This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

A big thank you for helping!

£3 or more

£3 Reward

Would you like to see Peter 'Peewee' Ward have his head shaved? A bald Peewee?! If we can raise £99 for this, he's up for it!! This is surely worth every penny!

£3 or more

£3 Reward

Are you fed up of seeing Ryan Harris's hairy legs? We're offering you the chance to help put him through a leg and chest wax - yes, he's agreed to allow us to make him as smooth as a babies bum if we raise at least £99! That's just 33 of you. I'm sure you'll be lining up to help!

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you for believing in our project and your name on a list of donors!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in our project and a signed photograph of the cast

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A thank you for believing in our project and a ticket to local warm up show!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A thank you for believing in our project, two tickets to local warm up show and a Bull & Eight Tee Shirt.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A thank you for believing in our project, two tickets to local warm up show, Bull & Eight Tee Shirt and Hoodie, signed copies of both scripts.

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

For close friends of the cast only. 5 nights accommodation in our Edinburgh home from 23rd to 28th August (sofa bed). PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE PLEDGING.

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