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I’ll Be Right Back presents a story of murder and corruption. Faustus is a modern re-imagining of Christopher Marlowe’s classic tale.
I’ll Be Right Back presents a story of murder and corruption. Faustus is a modern re-imagining of Christopher Marlowe’s classic tale.
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I’ll Be Right Back is a new theatre company formed out of a love of the horror genre and a desire to make shocking and exciting theatrical experiences accessible to you, the general public.

Lucifer costume design
Lucifer costume design

Our first exciting production is an adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, which will premiere at this year’s London Horror Festival on 29-31st October 2014 at Camden's Etcetera Theatre in London. We have been heavily inspired by the horror classic Hellraiser and the video game Silent Hill, and these influences will be brought to life through our sets and costume. If you would love to see a live production inspired by these influences, then this is the play for you!

The play is set against a bustling metropolis of a modern day city. The D.I.S. Corporation aims to squeeze the life out of those struggling with medical premiums for cancer treatments. Feeling disgruntled with life John Faustus has reached a cross-roads, given the option to “have it all” – but at what price? Watch as the decisions he makes take him on a path of no return, in a decaying world where the choices you make live on for a lifetime.

This Kickstarter is a wonderful opportunity for you to be involved in bringing this re-imagining of Faustus to life. From a credit in the programme and DVDs of the performance to dinner with the cast and crew and even the chance to see a rehearsal in action, this promises to be a terrifying and visceral experience you will never forget.

Mephistopheles costume design
Mephistopheles costume design

Budget

We want to make Faustus the best theatre experience that we can for you, our audience. In order to do this, we need amazing costumes, atmospheric sets and props, not to mention rehearsal spaces. Of course this means an investment of money and the budget below will give you some idea of the costs you will be helping to meet.

  • Set Design - £400

  • Costume - £350

  • Rehearsal Space - £600

  • London Horror Festival Fees - £400

  • Marketing Materials - £200

Any money that the Kickstarter makes over our budget will be invested back into this production to make it even better.

Cast and Crew

Craig Hannah - Faustus

Some of you may recognise him from last year's festival where he played the leading roles in Nicholas Vince's (Chatterer - "Hellraiser") double-bill of plays 'What Monsters Do' by Hidden Basement Productions.

Serena Chloe Gardner - Wagner/Beelzebub

Fresh from her filming on the soon to be cult horror classic "Banjo", Serena will be playing the combined roles of Wagner and Beelzebub in our production of Faustus at this years London Horror Festival.

David Curtis - Mephistopheles - Dramaturg

David is currently filming the role of Mikey in the exciting upcoming horror feature "Banjo", and has recently completed filming on the feature "Gabriel Cushing at the Carnival of Sorrows" where he played the lead character Gabriel Cushing, as well as the feature "Mission 2: Redemption" in which he plays Gavin the Prime Ministers aid.

 Kate Danbury - Lucifer/Ms Pope - Writer and Director 

Kate has recently appeared in feature horror films ‘Banjo’ and ‘Gabriel Cushing at the Carnival of Sorrows’. She has previously performed at the London Horror Festival, appearing in Hidden Basement Productions debut sell-out show The Puppetry of Flesh as Alice, and looks forward to returning to the Festival this year.

James Hamer-Morton - Ben Volio

James is currently filming next years cult hit Banjo and has recently completed work on the up-coming film The Fitzroy and his awesome documentary Bid For My Life.

 Maddi Pottinger - Robyn

Aussie actress Maddi Pottinger has played lead roles in plays such as 4:48 Psychosis, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and This Mortal Coil in Australia and is well known as the exciting Burlesque artist Lady Hope.

Chrissey Harrison - Dramaturg, Art Design and Special Effects

Chrissey is one of the founding members of the production company The Great Escape. She is our prop maker, special effects designer and all round life saver.

 Natalie Cartwright - Art Design and Special Effects

Natalie studied at The BRIT School between 1997-2000 gaining qualifications in; Production for Theatre Design and a Make-Up Artiste Diploma. Since 2001 she has been working at one of London’s top tourist attractions. Natalie has been involved with a variety of shows and Theatre Companies at the Camden Fringe over the last few years.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge that we face is translating our ambitious design concepts into reality and a large portion of the money that you donate will help us to do this. We literally want to show John Faustus’s world disintegrating around him, as reality fades and the forces of hell grow stronger in his life. Our costumes are also a challenge, keeping in line with the Hellraiser and Silent Hill inspired world that we have envisioned; there will be an array of terrifying demons that will haunt Faustus and you our audience.

We have a very talented design team that have a detailed plan and budget to bring these sets and costumes to the production, and make Faustus the truly amazing theatre experience we, and you, want it to be. We will be using the money that you invest to bring these creations into detailed and gory life; the more help you can give us the more we can pour our energy in to scaring you witless and bringing you a shocking yet memorable night at the theatre.

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    A thank you on www.illberightback.co.uk as well as our official programe.

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    An HD digital download of the show. We understand that not all of you will be able to make the performances so we want to offer you the chance to experience Faustus in your own home. As well as a thank you on www.illberightback.co.uk as well as our official programme.

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    A DVD plus digital download of the performance. As well as a thank you on www.illberightback.co.uk as well as our official programme. Experience Faustus live and then relive the horror at home.

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    A DVD of the show for you to relive the night's frights in your own home plus a merchandise pack including pin badges, postcards signed by the cast and a programme. As well as a thank you on www.illberightback.co.uk as well as our official programme, and digital download.

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    A limited ticket to a special private performance of Faustus, including food and drink and an exclusive meet & greet with the cast, plus a large goodie bag containing a mug, poster and the merchandise pack.

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    Executive Producer - including a credit in the programme, a ticket to the main performance, dinner with the cast and crew plus exclusive rehearsal invitation. Also includes DVD, digital download and A thank you on www.illberightback.co.uk as well as our official programme.

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