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Théâtre Libre presents 'Salome' by Oscar Wilde, running from the 1st-19th September at The Space, London.
Théâtre Libre presents 'Salome' by Oscar Wilde, running from the 1st-19th September at The Space, London.
47 backers pledged £1,632 to help bring this project to life.

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Following the success of 'Hero' in 2014, 'The Dagger and White Lily' and 'House of Atreus' both in 2013, Théâtre Libre are proud to present 'Salome' by Oscar Wilde.  

This ambitious project, being told through a physical adaptation written by Shane Callaghan, approaches the text from a feminist angle and explores the result of the objectification of women. By modernising the staging of 'Salome', Théâtre Libre will question how a constant male gaze can affect the burgeoning sexuality of a young female in an increasingly technological world. Directed by Kaitlin Argeaux, with movement by Justyna Ziarek, this undertaking is one which fits into today's obsession with social media and the exploitation of the female form.

In order to bring a project like this to life, we need your help! In an increasingly difficult fringe theatre environment, where funding is limited and consigned to larger companies, we aim to produce a vibrant and visceral piece that exceeds expectations.

Your £1500 will provide us with the ability to:

 - pay the cast and creatives.

- Be able to construct a modern and engaging set that supports and enhances the physical adaptation of the text.  

- Provide support for our use of technology in the show to reflect society's constant obsession with social media.  

- Hire rehearsal space.  

We are hugely thankful for all support that you can give us, no matter how big or small! You are helping to give life to a project that is close to our hearts and is important in the world today! Thank you!

The Cast: 

Salome - Liza Weber 

Jokanaan- James Barnes 

Herod - Christopher Slater 

Herodias - Cheska Hill-Wood 

Schirazade - Sofia Amir 

Jacob - Alex Marlow 

Narraboth - Tommy Swale 

The Crew: 

Director - Kaitlin Argeaux 

Producer - Oran Doyle

Movement Director - Justyna Ziarek

Production Manager - Jo Bunnell-Thompson

Designer - Rachael Ryan 

Adapted By - Shane Callaghan 

Video Editing by - Adam Scales 

Production Assistant - Natalie Faye 

Risks and challenges

As with all projects there are potential risks and pitfalls.

The major problem is making sure that we compete with the huge variety of shows that are available in London to the public. To combat this we are offering very competitive ticket prices and will be working with The Space to offer ticket offers and deals.

As well as this, it will be difficult for us to get the message of our show across before we open on the 1st of September. We will be forging links with local schools and communities to make sure that people are aware of our project and its message. This will be also done across our social media channels and through our blog so everyone is able to see what we are producing!

We have been rehearsing since May and have got a fantastic cast and team behind the show and everything is currently on schedule! We are excited and committed to bring the best show possible to The Space in September and we need your help to do it!

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    For your great donation, along with the shout out on social media, you will be listed as a benefactor of Théâtre Libre in our programme for 'Salome'.

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    In addition to being a benefactor, you will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the opening night preview of 'Salome' on the 1st September.

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    Because of your generosity towards our project, you will receive two tickets to our press night on Thursday 3rd September, a signed poster and an invite to our post-show party.

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    In addition to everything above, you will receive two front row tickets to press night with a meet and greet with cast and crew afterwards. This will include the opportunity for a professionally taken photograph and a signed poster by everyone.

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