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Help us revive Moira Buffini's classic black comedy about what happens when grand ideas aren't all they're built up to be.
Help us revive Moira Buffini's classic black comedy about what happens when grand ideas aren't all they're built up to be.
78 backers pledged £4,121 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you

Thank you so much for visiting our Kickstarter page.  We are really excited about bringing Blavatsky's Tower to the Barons Court Theatre this May but to do so, we need your support!

We have a fantastic cast and a passionate young director ready to bring you a powerful, dark, funny and entertaining production of one of Moira Buffini's finest plays.

The Cast

  • Timothy Allsop - "Roland"
  • Pia FitzGerald - "Audrey"
  • Ian Hallard - "Dr. Tim Dunn"
  • Edward Merwood - "Blavatsky"
  • Francesca Wilding - "Ingrid"

The Play

Directed by Will Maynard and produced by Biggles Bristol, Blavatsky's Tower is a Rapunzel-esque fairytale for the modern age.  It is a richly themed and darkly comic portrait of the extent to which ambition – and its failure – shapes all our destinies.

Support

Please do take a moment to watch our video at the top of this page if you have not done so already.

If you would like to see this exciting project on the stage, then please pledge as much as you can.  Every small amount helps and goes a long way to helping us reach our target.  We only have a few days to reach our funding goal and due to Kickstarter policy, if we don't make it in time, then no money changes hands, we walk away with nothing, an no one gets to enjoy the play or their rewards.  So spread the word to as many people as you can.  Even if you can't back us yourself, you may well know someone who can!

Be sure to "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as well for behind the scenes updates in the run up to the show!

How to Pledge

To pledge your support, simply click on the green “Back This Project” button to the right of the video.  You can then chose how much to give and which reward you would like.  These rewards are our way of saying thank you for your generous support and acknowledging the integral role that our backers play in making the project a reality.

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter insists that we say something about the risks and rewards inherent in each project which might prevent them from being completed despite achieving their funding goals.

Ironically, if we meet our funding target on Kickstarter, we will have already overcome one of the biggest challenges faced by any new production. In addition to the funds we have already raised, we will have enough in our account to pay for theatre hire, insurance, music rights, set materials, props, costumes, lighting, sound, advertising and all of the small costs which quickly add up. If we manage to exceed the £4,000 goal then every extra penny will go in to the production, giving us more creative freedom in terms of set, sound and lighting design.

We already have a full cast and will be able to do a full four weeks of rehearsals before dress, ensuring that we are completely ready by the first night. Of course, there will be challenges along the way, but we have a highly trained and professional team, and no matter what, the show must go on!

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    Want to improve your diction, presence and confidence when speaking publicly? This reward is for you! As well as a ticket to the show, a shout out and a signed production photograph you can have a personal two hour public speaking lesson from one of our highly trained actors.

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    Do you know someone who has always wanted to get in to acting? Why not give them a half-day acting workshop with our talented cast? As well as the digital shout out, t-shirt, a ticket to the show and production photograph, your chosen lucky individual can come to an exclusive Behind The Eye acting workshop to learn all the tricks of the trade!

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    Dinner and a show.

    Have a delicious meal for two on us at the Curtain's Up pub, directly above the Baron's Court Theatre, followed by two tickets to see the play afterwards and of course the shout out online and signed production photograph from the whole cast for you to keep and remember fondly for years to come.

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    Does someone you know want to try their hand at directing? Why not give them a directing masterclass with Will Maynard, learning the ins and outs of the director's role and how to get those creative ideas out of their head and onto the stage? And of course at this level, you also get two tickets, a shout out, a t-shirt and a framed, mounted and signed production photograph.

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    Want to give a local school the opportunity to take a class out for a night of theatrical entertainment? How very kind of you! At this level, you can sponsor a school of your choice or ours to bring up to 20 children to see the play and can even provide lesson plans, health and safety and permission forms to make everyone's lives a whole lot easier!

    (Suitable for ages 15 and upwards)

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    Want to advertise your business to our incredibly successful and good looking audience? We have two half-page spaces available in our program and your business's name will be printed on our posters and flyers as an official sponsor of the production. Don't forget the show runs for four weeks, so this really is a great amount of exposure! In addition to the half-page advert, digital shout out, t-shirt and two tickets to the play, we will send you a mounted and framed production photograph signed by the whole crew for you to hang with pride in your place of business as a great conversation piece for your clients and customers!

    (We do reserve the right to refuse offensive, questionable or inappropriate advertising, in which case a full refund will be provided, please get in touch if you have any questions!)

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Funding period

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