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Ian CouperBy Ian Couper
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Ian CouperBy Ian Couper
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£2,410
pledged of £6,600pledged of £6,600 goal
22
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 18 2018 10:34 AM UTC +00:00

About

We offer an excellent once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of, and to support an exciting, vibrant, tender, and unique dramatization with music encapsulating the complex life of Scotland’s world-renowned national bard Robert Burns – a story that will have a ready audience of Scots and others around the world who would delight in learning more about the eventful life story of this impressive and influential young man.

For Love and Liberty is a fast moving drama detailing the enthralling life and many loves of this great poet. It tells of: - His desire to be appreciated by his father and the heartaches when he failed - His sharp political ideas that embraced national and international affairs - His struggle with his own social class and the one he aspired to - His public distaste of the oppressive Kirk philosophies - His love and lust for life, and all that it held - His genuine love of women, some more than others, and one in particular - His death in abject poverty, and desertion by former friends - And, of course, the wonderful artistic vision which translates itself into some of the finest poems and songs ever written, and recognized in all corners of the world.

The Rehearsed Reading for which we are seeking funding (£6600) will be Stage 1 of the journey. The funding will cover payment for actors, rehearsal time, director, background organisation, and venue. Stage 2 will take place later in the year following feedback from the Rehearsed Reading. It will take the form of a complete dressed showcase c/w choreography for occasional dance scenes and occasional live music. Stage 3 will be a complete theatre production to take place around Burns Night 2019. We now have an enthusiastic director on board together with actors keen to take part.

Alongside the development of the play, a separate crowd funded project will produce a studio-produced CD of the music from the play, some of which can be heard on the video. This will not take place till later this year

Risks and challenges

The main risk to progressing the project towards our target of a major staging the play around Burns Night will be in not achieving the funding for the Rehearsed Reading at the end of March in Glasgow. However, we believe in this play as a major project that needs to be told and we are confident of the appeal it will have around the world

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