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Fleeced! A New Musical Comedy... With Greeks!

All your favorite Greek Myths get the musical treatment in this new comedy from By The Book Productions. Let's Get Mythological!

Fleeced! A New Musical Comedy... With Greeks!

All your favorite Greek Myths get the musical treatment in this new comedy from By The Book Productions. Let's Get Mythological!

£170
pledged of £3,000pledged of £3,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 14 2013 5:40 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 14, 2013

About

You've heard of Hercules... You've heard of Perseus... You've heard of Achilles... Now meet...

JERSEPHULES!

By The Book's first musical extravaganza tells the story of one young man's quest to become a hero. Set in ancient Greece, and starring Martin Skews, Hoodie#1 from Hot Fuzz, and the voice of Make Way For Noddy, we watch, riveted, as this simple farmer's son defeats monsters and gods on an epic journey to find his destiny. With a whole host of classic characters from Greek mythology, and some you won't have seen before, this is a legend like no other... In song!

Below is a track from the musical. It isn't the best quality, but given the funding, we'll make it awesome for you...

By the Book Productions was created by Matthew Pauley, James Golborn and Sophie Lynch in April 2013. We're a group of like minded performers and musicians, trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and we formed the company to put on this little musical, Fleeced!. It's been a magical experience, we're really excited to have got this far, and with your help, hopeful for the future

Pwease?
Pwease?

With your help we can make Fleeced an excellent and successful production, and hopefully the first of many, but first things first.
Here's how you'll be assisting us with your contribution...

BUDGET REQUIREMENTS

Theatre + dressing rooms                   £1500
Extra Stage                                          £100
Tech Manager                                     £225
Radio Mics                                           £40/mic approx. £200

Total:                                                   £2025

Publicity                                               £350
Programmes                                       £300
Transport                                             £150
Set/Costumes/Props                           £600
Unforeseen stuff that might crop up    £75

Total:                                                  £1525

Grand Total:                                       £3500

Now this is just a preliminary budget, but if we can guarantee you one thing it's that it definitely won't cost less than this. It may cost more, but that's our problem, and one selling tickets will doubtless solve, so fret ye not! Instead sit back and have a cake, safe in the knowledge that you've done a great service to some grateful and handsome people, and with all our hearts we thank you for it. Also we thank you with rewards. 

If you want to keep up with events, and see how we're doing with your money,we'll be running a blog from start to finish on our website, www.bythebookproductions.com. Also, we're on Facebook and Twitter, which we update fairly regularly with news and content.

So thank you once again for taking the time to find out about this project, if you feel inspired to contribute, thank you even more, you're all our heroes, and we wish we could come to your house, and bake thank you muffins just for you. But we can't so, you know, album downloads and tickets and stuff.

The plan is to run for 3 days, from the 14th - 16th November, with a matinee on the 16th. We are also trying to drum up enough interest to put on a schools matinee on either the 14th or 15th. We'll be using the Gate Theatre, in Cardiff, a lovely converted church (no pun intended), and for more about them, why not visit their website at http://www.thegate.org.uk/.

Here is the theatre we'll be performing in...

Lovely innit?
Lovely innit?

So all that remains is for us to thank you once again for taking the time to look at our page, and now it's over to you! If you don't feel like contributing, why not help out in a non-monetary way by sharing this campaign on Facebook or Twitter, the more exposure we can get the better!

Thanks for your support,

Matt, James, Sophie, and the gang.
By The Book Productions.

Risks and challenges

As long as we get the funding (optimistic face), the risks are minimal. We have the theatre booked, a cast, a crew, and a whole heap of enthusiasm! Of course, maybe no-one comes, but we've got this marketing business down, and we're pretty confident of a good audience, we just need the funds to pay the people that need paying!
Then there's the usual risks that are part and parcel of any theatre production, lazy people, illness, sudden deaths etc. But I can assure you everyone on the team is committed 100%, and we will do our best to have some back-up cast in the event of unforeseen tragic circumstances. Finally, although everyone involved is working for free, the cost may turn out to be a little more than we anticipate. This is unlikely, as we have researched our budget quite thoroughly, but if we do end up over budget, we will dip further into ticket sales to bridge the gap. Failing that, we will attempt to raise more money via sponsorships, and advertising. If that goes south, as a last resort, we'll probably have to go begging to our relatives, but one way or the other, we'll get it done!

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