Special Promotion! Exclusive for backers who pledge £20 or more- The Busy Being Ze Finale Party (18+) Monday 15th July
We have 50 tickets availble for backers who pledge £20 or more on any reward. Come celebrate the end of our Kickstarter with us at this special one-time-only immersive house party to celebrate all things InBetween!
Featuring some of the best talent in cabaret, burlseque and drag in 6 amazingly decorated rooms, Hello Darling near Waterloo, London, will be home to all our favourite puppet characters from Sex and Puppets Cabaret and beyond.
Check out our amazing Venue! https://www.hellodarling.london/hello-us
Don't miss out!
TO BOOK TICKETS
STEP 1. PLEDGE £20 OR MORE (valid on any reward £20 or over)
STEP 2. WE SEND YOU AN EXCLUSIVE EVENTBRITE LINK. YOU BOOK.
STEP 3. PARTY!
(Limited avalibility- 18 tickets remaining)
This is the story of a little puppet named Ze. When Ze has their first day at a new school they find that they don't really fit it. But Ze's world splits magically in two, revealing a secret place, the Inbetween!
The Inbetween is a marvellous world filled with colourful characters, each unique and no two alike. The story ends with a massive Pride festival in the school's playground, where everyone dresses up, has fun and celebrates being special and unique!
Busy Being Ze is inspired by an original puppet character from a show we made a couple of years ago. This was a colourful and chaotic puppet cabaret about PSHE education with everything from flying feather boas, loved-up crocodiles and smooching socks. Ze's act stuck with us because it made audiences stop and think. We held it very close to our hearts.
We wanted to use Ze's story to create a show that would promote inclusivity and support school's PSHE education after the recent outburst of parental protests. It's a story we hope anyone could empathise with regardless of their identity or background. Ze's story is about being different. And we are all special and different in our own way.
Ze's name is inspired from a kind of gender neutral pronoun ze/zir. Some people might decide to use ze/zir or commonly they/their instead of gendered pronouns if they feel he or she does not fit them. After playing with Ze we didn't feel they were a boy or a girl. It felt wrong to use he/she pronouns. So Ze was the first non-binary puppet we ever made.
Alicia Britt (she/her) is a puppet maker based in London. She loves the weird and the wonderful, making puppets from everything such as recycled fabric, plastic bottles and tea pots. Alicia is passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and young people since founding Wondering Hands Puppetry Theatre in 2016. She believes puppetry has a fantastic voice for difficult issues and the ability to bring people together with laughter.
Alexander Luttley (they/them) is a performer, cabaret artist and puppeteer, more commonly know by their alter egos Pi the Mime and Mercury Presents. Alexander was a key part of the creative team behind hilarious children's cabaret Princess Charming.
Edie Edmundson (she/her) is a puppeteer best known as the puppeteer of the Little Matchgirl in The Little Matchgirl and other Happier Tales at The Globe. Edie and Alicia together founded Wondering Hands Puppetry Theatre in 2016 after meeting at Curious School of Puppetry.
Sebastian Freeburn (he/him) is a musician and designer who has been working with Wondering Hands since they began. He has written beautiful music for their shows as well as banging cabaret numbers such as those for Lady Glitteris and the Vajazzles, a regular at Wondering Hands' own cabaret.
Robin Skyer (they/them) is a producer, theatre maker and performer. Currently, they are Participation Coordinator at Arcola Theatre, a Producer for Global Voices Theatre, and BareFace, a company of actors with disabilities. Robin collaborates with emerging disabled artists, providing administrative support and development advice for new artistic projects.
Your support will go towards the first Research & Development stage of Busy Being Ze, as well as it's future journey as a full production that we hope to take around the UK (and beyond)!
The funding will also contribute towards workshop facilitators and materials for puppet making and cabaret workshops we'll be holding with young people with children and young people in East London this summer.
Risks and challenges
In addition to the Kickstarter Campaign we are applying for Arts Council Funding. If our funding is unsuccessful this time around we may have to delay the project until we can re-submit our application.
Our Finale Cabaret Party will be at Hello Darling, behind the Old Vic, Waterloo, London on Monday July 15th. We have 50 tickets to give away to the first 25 backers who pledge £20 or more. Tickets will be distributed via eventbrite link, messaged directly to you via kickstarter message.
The terms of our agreement with Applecart Theatre means that we have to complete the project by the end of 2019. If we are unable to fund our project before the end of the year we will have to find a new project partner in 2020 before we are able to continue with our R&D.
At the moment there are 200 tickets for our audiences at the Applecart R&D and 200 tickets to give away to local schools. If demand is more than this, we will have to arrange additional dates either at Applecart or in a similar London based location.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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