About the show
How to Drown a Fish is a playful theatre performance that explores the moment it all goes wrong. Inspired by personal experiences involving mistakes and children's dance competitions, this show considers how we react under pressure and why we choose to carry on.
I was first commissioned to create How to Drown a Fish as part of Camden People’s Theatre’s Artist development scheme Starting Blocks 2014. Brian Logan the Artistic Director of Camden People’s Theatre, then nominated me to join The Campsite’s Artist Retreat , supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, to further develop the work. Since then How to Drown a Fish has been supported by Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, Creative Arts East, The Marlborough Theatre and Artsadmin Youthboard. It premiered in London in November 2015, where both performances sold out.
How to Drown a Fish has been creatively cooking for a while and now, with the piece fully realised, with the support that I have thus far received and a brilliant venue and time slot in Edinburgh (Zoo Venues, 4:25pm) I feel confident and excited to share it at the world’s largest arts festival.
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Where your money goes
So far I managed to secure £5,158 from Arts Council England for the development of the show (including rehearsal time and employing collaborators) and £1500 for the hiring of the venue.
But in order for the show to reach its full potential I still need to raise £1700. £7 would pay for 13 bottles of lucozade, £50 would pay for a new velour leotard and leggings. £100 would pay for my train ticket to Edinburgh and £350 would pay for my accommodation. Any contribution, no matter how small, will help towards the show and to the progression of my career as a performer, writer and director.
Risks and challenges
Taking a show to Edinburgh doesn’t come without its risks and challenges. But with four years experience of working, performing and producing at the fringe, I feel prepared and ready for the month ahead.
As well as ensuring that the piece is creatively exciting and entertaining I will carefully manage the budget and cash flow, closely follow my detailed marketing plan, and ask advice from professional mentors who I have a longstanding relationships with.
Although challenging, with your help I can showcase my work to theatre producers, venues and potential funders and share a show that I am incredibly proud of with new audiences.
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