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This summer, TRANSGRESSION PRODUCTIONS are taking groundbreaking new show HOTTER to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
84 backers pledged £2,278 to help bring this project to life.

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ABOUT THE PLAY 

HOTTER is a show about blushing, sweating, pinkness and pleasure. The moments when our bodies give us away. It's about being embarrassed and embarrassing. The first, worst and best time you came. Most of all it's about your body and being able to love it and laugh at it. 

A new verbatim play devised by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, HOTTER platforms the voices of everyone - from grannies to trans women to teenage girls. 

By drawing on their own experiences as well as collating the stories of others, HOTTER presents a nuanced and uncensored portrayal of the human body. The show fuses recordings, movement and original music to explore how our bodies can make us both laugh and cry. 

HOTTER is delighted to have been offered a slot in the Studio space at Paradise Green, but getting to Edinburgh isn’t cheap. To make sure that this show can deservedly take up its slot, we need to raise £2000.

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WHO WE ARE 

Transgression Productions are a queer performance collective headed by Jessy Parker Humphreys and Kaiya Stone. We produce groundbreaking new work looking at issues surrounding gender, sexuality and disability. We are committed to fighting the lack of marginalised voices present in theatre and performance at the moment by bringing them to the fore. We embrace a range of different mediums on stage from one-person shows to sketch shows, and are always interested in incorporating multimedia. 

 Previous work has been supported by the Old Vic New Voices scheme, Battersea Arts Centre and Barrel Organ, among others. 

The team has extensive experience of performing and producing with Transgression and other companies at Edinburgh Fringe with credits including Not Your Nice Girl (2016 - PBH Free Fringe), pussyfooting (2016 - Paradise Green), Callisto: A Queer Epic (2016 - Pleasance Dome), Canon Warriors (2016 - Paradise Green), Circleville, Circlevalley (2016 - Pleasance Bunker), The Norman Conquests (2015 - C Venues), The Oxford Revue (2014 - Underbelly). 

 Any amount that you are able to donate will make a huge difference and will help us to realise this next, exciting phase of our project. Thank you so much for your support.

Risks and challenges

No Edinburgh show is without risk, with the biggest challenge being all about getting bums on seats! However, we feel that our break even is pretty achievable thanks to the large amount of Fringe experience in our team. We will be focusing extensively on using flyering and social media to build up an audience, marketing the show as the perfect start to your night out, thanks to its late start time.

The biggest risk we face as a production company is funding the project in the first place, which with your help we will be able to do with ease, thanks to the contingency plan included in our budget

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    Sponsor a Line

    Receive a postcard of the show with a handwritten line from the show on it. Your donation could pay for a set of posters for the show

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    Sweet tunes

    You’ll get an mp3 of the sexiest songs picked by contributors remixed by Ed Maclean and featured in the show
    Your donation could pay for a load of HOTTER badges

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    Hand made C*nting

    some obscene bunting will wing its way to you + mp3 + postcard
    Your donation could pay for a pink cushion to decorate our set with!

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    Come to the party

    Transgression Productions are hosting an extravaganza towards the end of the year to celebrate the season. You’ll get free entry to the night to see Hotter perform, hear great tunes as well as new material from Not Your Nice Girl (+ special guests). You also get the mp3 +postcard
    Your donation could pay for one of our team’s travel to Edinburgh!
    Your donation could pay for a load of HOTTER badges

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    Pledge £70 or more About US$ 88

    Dance your way into the show

    have your signature move added into the performance + a party ticket + mp3 + postcard

    Your donation could pay for our insurance for the Edinburgh run!

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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 126

    A hangout with the team

    come and have some fun, food and drink with the crew! Jessy and Kaiya will put their craft beverage knowledge to good use and teach you some tricks of the trade (tangential but multi-talented) + a party ticket + mp3 + postcard
    Your donation could pay for Mary and Ell’s travel to Edinburgh!

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    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 252

    Private Show

    you can have HOTTER strut their stuff in your living room! See the show from the comfort of your own home, invite some mates! + a party ticket + mp3 + postcard
    Your donation could pay for our fliers for the entirety of our Edinburgh run!

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    Main sponsor status

    be on our website and our programs as well as four free tickets to the show in Edinburgh (or our London preview) + a party ticket + mp3 + postcard
    Your donation could pay for two nights in our venue! THANK YOU

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