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Taking 'Number, Please.' on a UK preview tour to Sheffield and London and then a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019.
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About the Show

When switchboard operator Sheila Chadwick answers a mysterious call from a dying woman, she is entrusted with a top-secret message to be delivered to the ominous Charles Briand. Fast-forward half an hour, Sheila is chasing friends, foes, and old flames on the 14:52 to Exeter, as members of the Nuclear Justice Association attempt to arm the entire world with enough weapons to destroy it. Can Sheila, the not-so-innocent bystander help diffuse the situation? Or will her utter lack of experience and necessary skills drag the mismatched team down?

Set in 1952, this fast-paced original comedy satires classic spy films with an abundance of fourth wall breaks and shocking plot twists, as well as the expected high-speed train chase. Think Clue. Think Monty Python. Think The 39 Steps, but with actual roles for women.


Why Should You Support Us?

Sick and tired of the same old tropes? So are we. That’s why we need your help to bring this hilarious, novel tale based (very, very, loosely) on the original Sheila Chadwick’s adventures! As this is Paprichoo’s debut show, we still have a way to go to make sure we can perform at the brilliant theSpace on North Bridge at the peak 8pm slot!

We’re aiming to raise £500 through Kickstarter on top of a range of events and sponsored activities to ensure this brilliant show can go on it's UK Preview Tour and Edinburgh Fringe Run! 

About Us

Paprichoo is a new female-led company formed to promote new feminist writing, exciting roles for women and non-binary people in theatre, as well as create dang good theatre! Our company have first-hand experience of the lack of female writers, directors, producers, and meaningful female roles in theatre right now and we want to do something to change that!

The first draft of ‘Number, Please.’ was written in December 2016 and completed within three weeks. Following months of editing, a show team and cast were assembled from the Edinburgh University Theatre Company and it was originally in October 2017, selling out both nights.  After receiving a great response from the audience (and most importantly, the real Sheila herself!), members of the original cast and crew came together to revive the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 where we performed to a great response and received 5 star reviews and sold out shows!

We are back this year on a UK Preview Tour going to Sheffield and London during July and then performing a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019! But we need your support to make it happen!

Risks and challenges

Doing a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is always a risk as the competition is so fierce. It is the biggest arts festival in the world however we did perform last year with great reviews and so we have a strong foundation to build upon our sales. Kickstarter is one of our fundraising methods amongst other fundraising events that we are planning. We also have a great marketing campaign lined up to make sure we sell as many tickets as possible.

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    Our Eternal Gratitude!!

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    Video Thank You!

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    Postcards from our UK Tour

    Alongside a social media and video thank you, we will write you postcards from Edinburgh, Sheffield and London to update you on our progress!

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    Signed Poster from our Cast and Crew!

    You will receive a signed poster by the cast and crew of 'Number, Please.' alongside postcards from our tour, a video thank you and social media thank yous.

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    Signed Photo of Cast and Crew

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    Copy of the Number, Please. Script

    You will recieve​ an exclusive copy of the Number, Please. script ahead of time alongside sign​ed cast and crew photo, signed poster, postcards from the tour and thank you videos and social media posts!

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    2 x Tickets to Number Please at Fringe

    In return for your support you will get two tickets for Number, Please. at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019! You will also get a copy of the script, a signed cast and crew photo and poster, postcards from the tour and a video and social media thank you!

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    2 x VIP Tickets in Edinburgh

    Get the VIP experience with us coming to see Number, Please. in Edinburgh and then coming to drinks with the cast and crew afterwards! Alongside this, you will recieve​ all the previous rewards too!

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    Exclusive Meal with the Cast and Crew

    Come for an exclusive meal with the cast and crew in Edinburgh alongside all the previous rewards.

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    Number, Please Patron (10 Free Tickets)

    You are officially a Number, Please Patron! In return you have 10 tickets to distribute amongst family and friends alongside all the previous rewards!

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