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Six characters. Three actresses. One murder. A new play about crime, betrayal and deceit comes to the Pleasance Theatre.
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Caught is a crime drama where three actresses play six contrasting characters. This is a new play about six young women’s journey through criminal justice, challenging expectations about betrayal, sexuality and deceit.

Six Characters. Three Actresses. One murder.

"A murder can be tricky. An accidental murder will leave traces. This case however was clever, planned. Modern forensics can trace anyone from the smallest molecule of hair or flake of skin. But for this case, we have nothing. Whoever did this, whoever killed Emily, knew exactly what they were doing."

Detective Acton must question five unruly suspects to find Emily's killer before it is too late.

Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic
Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic

THE PLAY

I wrote Caught with strong female roles in mind as I felt that there were not enough challenging roles for women in theatre.

Our process so far has involved interviewing senior police officers and workshopping the play. But if we are to bring Caught to the stage, we need your support. We want to invite you to join our community and play a part in its success.

MAKING IT HAPPEN

Caught will open at the Pleasance Theatre from the 2nd September 2015.

Ready and raring to go, our cast and crew are passionate about bring this contemporary, all-female play to modern audiences, showing that women can play gritty lead roles.

Producing a fringe show usually costs at least £5000, which would be impossible for us. However the Pleasance are so keen to support Caught that they have given us a huge discount and everyone is volunteering their time, so we only need to raise £1500, which will pay for essentials like the set, costumes and props.

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Behind the scenes

REWARDS

There are rewards to suit everyone starting at £2 - see the list on the right for the complete range.

TRACK RECORD

The cast have all worked together on previous projects and have come together through the common interest in creating exciting contemporary theatre for women.

Director: Eduard Lewis

Assistant: Rosy Duncan

Detective Acton/Alison Humphrys: Serena Chloe Gardner

‘Serena’s portrayal of the passionate Wagner brought comedy and beauty to this bloody tale.‘ ★★★★ What’s on Stage review of Faustus.

Sinead Riley/Rachel Young: Leah Lawry-Johns 

‘Leah Lawry-Johns’ Isabella is headstrong, resolute and bold - a sight to behold.’               ★★★★ View From the Gods review of Measure for Measure.

Helen Roberts/Chloe Collins: Ella Duncan

‘Emilia, played superbly by Ella Duncan, injected moments of comic levity and performed a vital role as the voice of fairness and justice.’                                                           .                   ★★★★ Everything Theatre review of Othello
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Photos from the cast read through
Photos from the cast read through

ACT NOW

Please donate now to become part of the journey which will make Caught a success.

Risks and challenges

Theatre is a tricky business, and there is always possibility of an actor falling ill, breaking a leg or worse...forgetting their lines!

We're confident that we have put together a great team who will be able to rise to the inevitable challenges which occur, and have a successful track record of creating powerful theatre pieces. Your backing will give us the essential financial support we need to create powerful drama.

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    CHIEF INSPECTOR
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    ADOPT A CHARACTER
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    • Playtext signed by the Playwright
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    • Special thank you in the programme

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    CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT
    • Four VIP tickets to the show
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    • Four free drinks at the bar
    • Dinner with the cast
    • Play script signed by the playwright
    • Poster signed by the cast
    • Programme signed by the cast and crew
    • Video updates from the rehearsal room.

    Can't make the show?
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