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Shall we film the next series of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast? It's up to you!
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Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast is about to start recording its 7th series.

As always we will be releasing these as free audio podcasts, but we are not sure that we can afford to film them too this time round. It costs around about £1500 an episode to pay the camera operators, producer and editor and as there are likely to be 18 episodes in this series (and more planned for the autumn) that is a big chunk of change.

We gave the last series of videos podcasts away for free (and are also releasing the previously pay-to-view filmed episodes too) but the question is do people want the filmed versions or are they happy to listen for free. As you probably know we have a monthly badge system in place where people can contribute towards costs of making our internet content, but £27,000 would use up about a year’s worth of that money and we’d rather save that up to make something more ambitious (like a monthly filmed AIOTM, which if all goes well might be with us in early 2016).

We’re not really looking for monthly subscribers to give us more (unless they really want to), but I know that some of you prefer the idea of a Kickstarter-style campaign or might not have donated yet. I have, so far, avoided adding adverts to the podcasts, though there have been some offers, as I think they would get in the way of the fun and I feel that these podcasts belong to the fans and not big corporations. So I wondered if the fans would like to contribute in return for rewards. Or if the videos are just a nice extra that they don’t want to pay for, in which case we’ll stop doing them and put your money to better use elsewhere. If we make more than the money required then any excess will go towards paying for series 8 to be videoed.

Risks and challenges

We are constantly trying to get these podcasts looking as good as they can be.

This will be the fourth series we have filmed - the last two were in HD - and we got the lights looking pretty snazzy now too.

So we can't see too many risks or challenges on the horizon, unless someone thinks of a way to improve what we have got.

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    JUST A DONATION

    Donate £1 or more and you will get the pleasure of knowing that you’re helped us make more video RHLSTPs for your viewing pleasure

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    BE A COOL KID

    Pay £10 and you will be sent a badge saying “I’m one of the cool kids. RHLSTP"

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    THE HAM HAND

    Pay £20 and you will get a badge and your name will appear in the closing titles of one of the video episodes of series 7. Plus Richard will send you a piece of paper with an individually hand-drawn (and signed) outline of his own hand, so you can, if you wish, make your own Richard Herring ham hand (ham not included) or compare your hand size to his hand size to find out if you are a Hermione hand twin.

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    THE BIG FOOT

    Pay £30 and get everything in the Ham Hand, plus your name read out in the credits of one episode of the audio RHLSTP, which can get up to 150,000 listeners. Have Richard Herring actually say your name. Limited to 10 people per show. You don’t get the choice of which show your name will be read out in

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    THE FUCKING IDIOT

    Pay £50 and you will get everything in the HAM HAND, plus Richard will deliver a short message of your choice in his opening monologue in one episode of series 8. I can wish someone happy birthday or call them a fucking idiot. It’s your call.

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    THE EVEN BIGGER FUCKING IDIOT

    Everything in the Ham Hand plus Richard will deliver a short video message after the podcast is over (of the "Happy Birthday Ian" or “X is a fucking idiot” variety) and give you a name check in post credits on one episode of series 7. If you want to be called a fucking idiot by Richard (or Me2 even) or want to propose to your partner in the most unromantic way possible, then this is the reward for you.

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    CASH FOR QUESTIONS

    You get to send in one question for one of the guests (the choice of guest will allocated on first to donate gets first choice - though remember some guests will be added late on so you might not know who you’re going to be asking a question too until later). Richard will read out your name and your question to the guest that you have chosen. Only one cash for question question per show

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    THE SUNCREAM ARMPIT

    Pay £75 and get everything in the HAM HAND, plus a one-off hand drawn T RHLSTP designed and badly drawn and signed by Richard Herring. Every one of these will be different. But they will all be bad. T shirts like these are already selling for tens of pounds on ebay. You will also get lifetime access to the secret bonus channel of extras (including backstage interviews) and much more that up to now could only be viewed by monthly subscribers

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    THE TIME TRAVELLING FINGER

    Pay £100 for all in the SUNCREAM ARMPIT plus your name read out at the end of every audio podcast. Plus a limited edition RHLSTP mug – less than 100 will be made

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    PUT A SHREK IN IT

    Pay £200 and get everything in THE SUNCREAM ARMPIT plus an executive producer credit on the closing titles of every video episode of series 7 of RHLSTP and a Shrek mask signed by Richard Herring

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    DESERT ISLAND DICK

    Everything in the "Put a Shrek in it” plus a 30 second bumper at the start of one of the video episodes (but not the audio version) in which Richard will promote your small business, or big you up as a person or put you down as a person or riff on what a dick one of your friends is - basically your chance to have your own short Richard Herring routine. Plus two tickets to the recording of the show that your video features in and the chance to appear in the video if you wish. The choice of which episode your video appears in will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Remember that sometimes guests may change or others added at last minute, but will do our best to accommodate your wishes.

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    THE SELF-FELLATIO

    Pay £1500 to have everything in the PUT A SHREK IN IT, plus one episode of series 7 will start with a 30 second video (also an audio version in the audio podcast) from Richard in which he explains you have sponsored the episode and bigs you up. This can include a picture of you and a screen credit for your business/podcast/website providing you are just a small business. Or if you are able to come to the show you can appear in the video. It can include an expletive filled insult about you if you wish. Richard may insult you or your business anyway, in his own inimitable style. You will also get 2 tickets to the episode that you are sponsoring and you will be able to ask a question to the guest, either in person (if you attend) or via video or email. The choice of which episode you will be sponsoring will be handed out on a first come first served basis. Bear in mind that sometimes guests change or a guest is added late, but I will let you know which slots are available and you will be able to choose which one you want.

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