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Night Terrace: Season Three

A third series of the award-winning time travel audio comedy Night Terrace, starring Jackie Woodburne. As heard on BBC radio!

Night Terrace: Season Three

A third series of the award-winning time travel audio comedy Night Terrace, starring Jackie Woodburne. As heard on BBC radio!

AU$ 19,807
pledged of AU$ 27,775pledged of AU$ 27,775 goal
215
backers
3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 21 2019 9:30 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Night Terrace is an Australian full-cast time travel comedy for your ears, starring Neighbours' Jackie Woodburne! So far we've made two seasons of eight episodes. Oh, and three mini-series, a making of documentary, and a 45-minute special recorded in front of a live audience.

And we did it all with the support of our wonderful Kickstarter backers. 

Season one of Night Terrace won the Convenors' Award for Excellence at the 2015 Aurealis Awards, and in 2019 both seasons were broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra. The Guardian called us their radio pick of the week! To accompany the broadcast, we made a companion after-show style podcast, On the Terrace.

And now the Splendid Chaps Productions team are back to make a third season of Night Terrace!

Dr Anastasia Black: action scientist, retiree, and now freelance adventurer. Thanks to her weird house, "Night Terrace", she's spent two years travelling through time and space - but not alone. Along for the ride are hapless university student Eddie Jones and feisty ex-agent Sue Denholm. Together they've solved impossible mysteries, saved ungrateful worlds and stuck their oar into the timestream of human history. Even better, they escaped the sinister influence of the D.E.P.A.R.T.M.E.N.T., the shadowy organisation for whom Anastasia and Sue both once worked.

But this third year of travel could be the toughest yet: they'll visit the future of humanity, see alien life from an entirely new angle, and get caught up in more temporal paradoxes than you could never will shook a stick at. (Tenses are difficult when you travel in time.) Life in Night Terrace will never be the same...

Intrigued? If you're new to Night Terrace, listen to the entire first episode for free, right here, right now! It's really, really good. (It's also available to download on our web site.)

Night Terrace season three will be another eight episodes, available as a DRM-free digital download via Gumroad or Bandcamp. You can also get extra rewards, many of which are exclusive to the campaign! These include some of our popular rewards from previous campaigns, like a Night Terrace USB key and keyring, or a script used in the production and signed by the cast and crew. You can even get involved - have your name mentioned in an episode, record a line of dialogue or become an associate producer! Backers also get access to exclusive little goodies like outtakes, music tracks used in the episodes, behind the scenes tid bits and more.

This time around, we also have a some bonus content that's exclusive to backers! There's a collection of Night Terrace short audio stories, written by guest authors, and a bonus two-part mini-episode that won't ever be released beyond this campaign. So if you want to hear them, get in now!

Plus, if we exceed our base goal, we have some awesome stretch goals in mind. These bonus rewards will available to all backers if we reach the higher targets listed below!

  • If we raise $29,000, we'll make The Night Terrace Summer Special, a digital book collection of stories, trivia and puzzles in the style of TV annuals and comic books.
  • If we raise $32,000, we'll produce a bonus mini-series revealing the untold adventures of Sue! ...or will we? (Yes, we definitely will.)

Who's in it?

Returning as Anastasia Black is Jackie Woodburne! Jackie is best known as Susan Kennedy in Neighbours, a show she's been a part of since 1994, but she loves travelling through space and time. Returning to star alongside Jackie are Ben McKenzie as Eddie Jones, and Petra Elliott as Sue Denholm.

The main cast of Night Terrace, back for a third season

Like the previous two seasons, season three will have a full cast of amazing guest actors. You might recognise some from previous episodes, but you'll also hear some brand new voices. So far we've recruited our "company players" Amanda Buckley and David Lamb, as well as new and returning guest stars Virgina Gay, Candy Bowers, Brianna Williams, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre and Toby Hadoke (of Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf fame!).

Some of the guest cast we have lined up for season three, updated November 5th

We'll announce more cast members during the campaign, though it should be noted that sometimes the cast list changes due to availability (there's a fair bit of time between now and when we record). 

Previous guest stars and cameos have included Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven), Nicholas Briggs (voice of the Daleks), Louise Jameson (Doctor Who), Ming-Zhu Hii (The Ex-PM), Jane Badler (V), Lawrence Leung (Sucker), Ian Smith (Neighbours), Francis Greenslade (Mad As Hell), Alan Brough (Spicks and Specks) and many more!

Who are Splendid Chaps Productions?

Splendid Chaps Productions are a group of writers, producers, audio engineers and performers. They first got together in 2013 to celebrate Doctor Who's fifieth birthday by creating the live podcast Splendid Chaps. The team, who created Night Terrace together, are John Richards (producer, head writer), Ben McKenzie (producer, writer, Eddie Jones), Petra Elliott (Sue), David Ashton (writer, audio engineer) and Lee Zachariah (writer). 

They've worked on and made a bunch of stuff...but really, the most important evidence that they can do this is that they've already done it. Twice! And it's been on the BBC!

You can find out more about the team on our web site.

Splendid Chaps Productions is in full support of Kickstarter United. You can read our statement of support on the Night Terrace site.

How will you use the money?

The money will cover the costs of production: rehearsal space, artwork, photography, promotional material, production of rewards, Kickstarter fees and professional studio hire. We try to record with the full cast in the same room, allowing the actors to play off each other, which we feel is vital on a comedy production! This season we've budgeted for an extra studio day, to give us ample time to record all eight episodes and all the bonus content.

But our major cost is people - our regular and guest cast, and the production team. We've upped our budget this year so we can pay everyone a little closer to what they're worth - and we're still really operating on a shoestring. If we get over our target, then aside from the extra production costs of any stretch goals we reach, we'll use the extra money to increase the fees paid to cast and crew for the hard work they put in. 

And speaking of rewards...

We have loads of them! We've had great success with a mix of quirky and awesome rewards in our previous seasons, and this time around we've added a few new twists.  Here's some extra info about the various rewards we have on offer:

  • Every reward includes a digital copy of the third season, and as in previous years, you get it for $5 cheaper than the regular price of $30. All our digital releases are DRM-free, and backers will get the series before it becomes available to the public. The $75 reward level also includes the first and second seasons, all at the discounted Kickstarter price. Pre-existing content will be made available shortly after the end of the campaign.
  • We'll continue our tradition of having a launch party in Melbourne - and all backers who are getting a physical reward (every level except $25 and $75) are invited! We're aiming for a launch date in May; the final date will depend on our production and reward completion schedule, but we'll lock it in as soon as possible to give you plenty of notice. If you're not in Melbourne, don't despair - Eddie loves writing personalised postcards from all over the timestream and he (or possibly one of the other Night Terrace tenants) will send you one to say hi.
  • The USB drive included in most of the rewards will be shaped like a house key, features the Night Terrace logo, and will come with a custom keyring that somehow references the third season! The previous two campaigns had black and silver keys respectively; we'll have a new colour this year. Each key includes the full season three plus extra content.
  • All rewards at $80 and above include exclusive bonus content: a collection of Night Terrace short stories, written by guest authors including Narrelle Harris (Kitty and Cadaver, Grounded), George Ivanoff (You Choose, The Australia Survival Guide), Adam Ford and Tansy Rayner-Roberts (Musketeer Space, Mocklore), and read by Ben McKenzie (Eddie Jones). These won't be available outside of the campaign!
  • If you pick the Night Visitor reward - or a higher tier that also includes performing a line of dialogue - you can record your line and send it in to us, or come in and record it in the studio! It's a great way to get involved in the show.
  • The Night Vinyl and Night Producer rewards include an exclusive bonus episode of Night Terrace that won't be available outside of the campaign - and it'll come on vinyl! (And digital too.) It'll be in two parts and total around 10-15 minutes.
  • The Night Producer reward will see you credited at the end of every episode,  though an important caveat is that BBC rules mean we can't include you in an edit for broadcast. Acting appearances are still credited, and any names you've asked to be mentioned in the episodes will still appear.

If you choose a physical reward, please note that there are additional postage costs for sending them outside of Australia; we've tried to keep them as low as possible, but we are very far away!

Risks and challenges

This is our third season and third campaign, but that doesn't mean we don't face any challenges! Fulfilling bonus rewards on time is the big complication. We completed both previous seasons only a little later than planned, and had the majority of rewards ready for the launch and mailed out on time. Both times, however, the additional content rewards - whether stretch goals or custom content for our highest tier rewards - did experience delays.

This time around we've designed the bonus content to fit our planned production schedule while still delivering some exciting new rewards. We still have relationships with our previous suppliers, printers and everyone else, so we're all set on that score. We know how to make this happen, and we've given ourselves plenty of time to do it. Third time's the charm!

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    This level includes an exclusive collection of five Night Terrace short stories by a variety of authors in audiobook form, read by our own Ben McKenzie! These audio stories will only be available through this Kickstarter and nowhere else. You'll also get the USB key and keyring, and an invitation to the launch party (or a postcard from Eddie).

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    Night Words

    A copy of a script for one episode, as used in the production of season three, signed by members of the cast and crew! Plus season three on USB key and download, the exclusive audio short stories, and an invitation to the launch party in Melbourne.

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    Night Mention

    Your name (or a name you choose) mentioned in an episode of Night Terrace! (Name subject to our approval...but we're pretty lenient.) Plus a USB key and digital download of season three, the exclusive audio stories, and an invitation to the launch party in Melbourne.

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    Night Visitor

    You can appear in an episode of Night Terrace season three, speaking a line of dialogue penned by the team. (You don't need to be in Melbourne for the recording.) Plus a USB key copy and digital download of season three, the audio story collection, and an invitation to the launch party in Melbourne.

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    Night Vinyl

    You'll get an exclusive bonus two-part Night Terrace mini-episode (approximately 10-15 minutes long in total) in digital format and on limited-edition vinyl, available only at this reward tier and above, never to be released outside of this Kickstarter campaign! Plus season three on USB and download, the audio stories collection and an invitation to the launch.

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    • Night Terrace USB key and keyring
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    • Audio short stories (digital)
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    • Limited-edition vinyl of bonus episode
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    Night Collector

    You'll get nearly everything we're offering in this campaign: season three on USB and download, the audio stories collection, the exclusive two-part bonus episode in digital format and on limited-edition vinyl, a signed script, your choice of a mention in an episode or a line of dialogue (not both), and an invitation to the launch - all hand delivered to you over a coffee if you're in Melbourne, or posted to you if not.

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    • Night Terrace USB key and keyring
    • Launch party invitation (or postcard)
    • Audio short stories (digital)
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    • Perform a line of dialogue
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    Night Producer

    An associate producer credit for Night Terrace, which means you'll be in the spoken credits on every episode! (Though note that associate producer credits cannot be included in the broadcast versions of episodes.) Plus everything from the Night Vinyl level, with the added bonus that you get both a mention and a cameo line in an episode (if you want them). All hand-delivered to you in Melbourne or posted to you otherwise.

    Includes:
    • Night Terrace season three (digital)
    • Night Terrace USB key and keyring
    • Launch party invitation (or postcard)
    • Audio short stories (digital)
    • Signed script
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    • Perform a line of dialogue
    • Exclusive two-part bonus mini-episode (digital)
    • Limited-edition vinyl of bonus episode
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