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The Imbolc Blues is a surreal and compelling tale from The Night Kitchen Cabaret featuring theatre, circus, music and dance. Read more

London, UK Theater
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The Imbolc Blues is a surreal and compelling tale from The Night Kitchen Cabaret featuring theatre, circus, music and dance.

London, UK Theater
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About this project

Ladies and Gentlemen! Friends of the Kitchen! We've got a new show called The Imbolc Blues, playing 27-30th Jan and 3-6th Feb 2011 at Clerkenwell Theatre, London, and we would like your help to pay our fantastic cast and crew. We have some great rewards and events for our pledgers, and alternative gifts for our international friends!

The Night Kitchen Cabaret is a cult London theatre series that has been growing in popularity since its debut in 2007. Each episode is set in a liminal east end kitchen where Ruby, a Dickensian MC, runs a cabaret show from her kitchen table. Things rarely go according to plan and Ruby often has to call on her family of delinquent street urchins, singing pirates, dancing private-eyes, and dead juggling great uncles to help her deal with the goings on at the Night Kitchen. Each episode is a surreal and compelling tale featuring outstanding performers from the worlds of theatre, circus, music and dance.

In The Imbolc Blues, Ruby meets her greatest challenge yet when a deadly virus hits the Night Kitchen. It's Imbolc, the turning point from winter to spring, but spring doesn’t seem to be springing. The ground’s too hard to bury Bun’s toe, Zircon’s sheep won’t give milk and the Great Eastern glacier is rumbling towards the Night Kitchen. It's a nasty case of the Imbolc Blues and Ruby's got her work cut out to find a cure.

The Imbolc Blues will run for an initial eight performances in Clerkenwell Theatre, an unusual and atmospheric theatre venue in the heart of London. For this show the company will consist of eleven performers from various performance disciplines and a creative team of eight that includes a musical director, fight director and puppet maker.

We aim to raise $8000 (that's £5100 in Great British Pounds) so that we can pay the artists involved. By making a pledge towards the show, of anything from $1 upwards, you will be making the next show happen. We would like to thank you for your generosity by offering you some Night Kitchen Cabaret memorabilia and events - look to the right to see the delights! Any pledge, large or small, will make a huge difference. Our UK and other non- US pals may notice that the pledge levels and target are in US dollars but UK and other international cards are accepted. Mavis's stockbroker niece, Enid-The Money-Jones, has done conversions from dollars to pounds for the various pledge levels so you can see how things correspond.

For more info on making a pledge and on how it all works just go to the green button to the right of the video - 'back this project or simply learn more'.

We hope you like the sound of the show and would like to get involved.

With many thanks and best wishes,

Roses, Gwyn and Alex
The Night Kitchen Cabaret

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    5 backers

    (Approximately £9.56!)
    You will receive a Queen Mum cocktail on arrival at the show or a handwritten card from Ruby, plus a special mention in the programme and on our website.

  • You selected
    Pledge $30 or more

    2 backers

    (Approximately £19.12!) You will receive a limited edition painting - the Boy Bun's hand-print, a Queen Mum cocktail on arrival at the show or a card from Ruby, plus a credit in the programme and on our website.

  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    3 backers

    (Approximately £31.87!)
    You will receive a Family Tree-towel (a tea-towel with the Kitchen family tree printed on it),
    a Queen Mum cocktail on arrival at the show or a card from Ruby, plus a credit in the programme and on our website.

  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    5 backers

    (Approximately £63.73!)
    You will receive a Golden Ticket which admits two to the exclusive NKC cast party where there will be an abundance of gin and affection. You will also receive a Family Tree-towel (a tea-towel with the Kitchen family tree printed on it), and a credit in the programme and on our website.

  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    0 backers

    (Approximately £159.32!)
    You will be the star of a photo shoot with the cast, backstage, after the show and receive your favourite print. You will also receive a Golden Ticket which admits two to the exclusive NKC cast party where there will be an abundance of gin and affection. International pledgers will recieve a photograph of the NKC cast backstage in a thankyou-themed pose incorporating the pledger's name, a limited edition print of our poster, signed by the cast and crew and a Family Tree Towel. All $250 pledgers will have a special credit in the programme and on our website.

  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer

    (Approximately £318.65!)
    Be part of the NKC with a bespoke workshop created especially for you and a group of your friends. Choose from hula hooping, Madrigal choir singing, contemporary dance, improv, storytelling, drama or circus skills. You will also receive a Golden Ticket which admits two to the exclusive NKC cast party where there will be an abundance of gin and affection. International pledgers will receive a script, signed by the writer and cast, a limited edition poster and a Family Tree Towel. All $500 pledgers will have a special credit in the programme and on our website.

  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    1 backer

    (Approximately £637.30!)
    Become immortalised in NKC history! You will have a haiku composed about you which will be performed by Uncle Ernie during the show . You will receive a signed copy of the haiku and a Golden Ticket which admits two to the exclusive NKC cast party where there will be an abundance of gin and affection. International pledgers will recieve a film version of the haiku, a limited edition poster of the show signed by the cast and crew, and a Family Tree Towel. All $1000 pledgers will have a special credit in the programme and on our website.

Funding period

- (69 days)