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A solo show about growing up at The King's Head Theatre in London - exploring themes of memory, identity, loss and completion.
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Hello! My name is Katherine Wyeth and I grew up at The Kings Head Theatre in London - founded by my late stepdad, Dan Crawford.  I experienced an unusual childhood - running on the rooftops, on and off the stage, staying up til 4am to watch the get-ins: the theatre covered in sawdust and sequins as it was transformed into new worlds... brushing shoulders with luminaries of British theatre: composers, playwrights, actors, directors, & musicians.

Katherine on the day of her wedding blessing - at The King's Head with husband Fraser & baby daughter Arielle
Katherine on the day of her wedding blessing - at The King's Head with husband Fraser & baby daughter Arielle

10 years ago I left it behind to emigrate to NZ - where I have built a new life and had my family. I have 3 beautiful children and we live near the sea.... so far from the cobblestone pathways of my childhood. My past self calls out still - asking to be heard. So I am developing a one woman show to tell my story - to let that voice sing. Its a story of my childhood in the theatre, that also explores themes of memory, identity, immigration, motherhood, regret, longing and loss.

Katherine as Mary in The Secret Garden
Katherine as Mary in The Secret Garden

Its a story that is unique but also universal - relatable to anyone who has tussled with their dreams as they change shape... with immigrants who have come to new shores... with parents who struggle to maintain creative lives with young children. I have written the show and I have a director attached - Fingal Pollock, who has extensive experience in New Zealand and abroad, and I've been awarded a $1000 grant from the Emerging Artists Trust to stage the show at BATS Theatre, Wellington in 2020. This is such an amazing endorsement of my project and I am so grateful - but I need to raise a further $7000 to put the show on. 

Katherine as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, with Sean Maguire
Katherine as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, with Sean Maguire

These funds will go to paying essential crew: director, pianist and musical director, as well as lighting and audio-visual design, set construction, costume, venue hire fees, marketing, poster and programme printing, videography and song copyright. I am applying for funding from Creative NZ and Wellington City Council - but I also need support from the amazing Kickstarter community. I am hoping to raise $3000 through this campaign - which will make it much more possible for me to raise the remainder through CNZ & WCC funding. With all the funding I'll be able to provide minimum standard rates of pay for all arts practitioners involved. 

Katherine as Peter Pan in Peter Pan
Katherine as Peter Pan in Peter Pan

Any donations would be so gratefully received - I hope you can support the project - and come see it next year! Check out my rewards and please support GIRL IN THE LOFT! 

THANK YOU!





The Kings Head Theatre, London
The Kings Head Theatre, London

Risks and challenges

The main challenge will be to create a stupendous piece of theatre alongside other work commitments and the demands of family life. With this funding I will be able to afford childcare costs that means I will dedicate the requisite development and rehearsal time to really pull it off.

The other challenge will be attracting good audience numbers. This funding will also help me achieve my goal of full houses by providing funds for a sufficient marketing and promotion strategy.

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