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A collective of professional actors and creatives who are bringing quality Shakespeare productions to the South East.
113 backers pledged £7,616 to help bring this project to life.
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The Shakespeare Project is a collective of professional actors and creatives who are bringing quality Shakespeare productions to the South East.  We will be based at the beautiful Salomons Estate in Royal Tunbridge Wells, making fantastic use of their Victorian Theatre space. Using an ensemble of experienced classical actors, our aim is to bring Shakespeare’s plays to life, with superb storytelling being at the very heart of what we do.

The Shakespeare Project was founded in 2019 by Artistic Director Peter Basham and Executive Producer Laurence Taylor.   We are very excited to announce that our inaugural production will be Macbeth directed by Joseph Pitcher (RSC Associate Director) and it will be opening, somewhat appropriately, on the 5th of November 2019, running until the 24th November.

All of us at the Shakespeare Project are passionate about the works of Shakespeare and their relevance today.  We believe that it is culturally vital that Shakespeare remains on the syllabus in schools and are pleased to partner with education providers Access Shakespeare who will be providing in-school workshops to accompany our productions.

Risks and challenges

Unlike a lot of the bigger theatre companies, The Shakespeare Project does not yet have a subsidy from the Arts Council and, as such, will be heavily dependant on Box Office sales. The Kickstarter campaign is essential to help us to pay for the venue hire and various marketing costs prior to the show going up!

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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    Bronze Pledge

    This is our entry level support. You're passionate about Shakespeare and want to see quality professional theatre in the area. You get an e-copy of the production script and a supporter credit on our website.

    Includes:
    • E-Book of the edited production Script
    • Supporter credit on the website
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    Pledge £50 or more About $65

    Silver Pledge

    Our second level of supports gets you everything from the Bronze level plus 2x Preview performance Tickets.

    Includes:
    • 2x Tickets to preview performance (5/11 or 6/11)
    • Supporter credit on the website
    • E-Book of the edited production Script
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    Pledge £100 or more About $130

    Gold Pledge

    In addition to the benefits of Bronze level support you will also gain exclusive VIP access to our Gala show on the 9th November, including reception and VIP area with the Cast and Creatives as well as priority booking for next years show!

    Includes:
    • 2x VIP Tickets to the Gala Show on the 9th November
    • Priority booking for next year's show
    • Supporter credit on the website
    • E-Book of the edited production Script
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    Pledge £250 or more About $323

    PLATINUM PLEDGE (Production Credit)

    This is the highest level of support. You must love Shakespeare as much as we do!
    With all the Gold level benefits as well as:

    A post rehearsal Afternoon Tea (for two) with the cast & creatives. Come and watch a sneak peak of the show at a special open rehearsal. Afterwards, enjoy complementary afternoon tea (or coffee) with the company. (Week Beginning 28th October)

    Includes:
    • Open rehearsal followed by Afternoon Tea with company (for 2)
    • 2x VIP Tickets to the Gala Show on the 9th November
    • Signed and framed photo.
    • A personally signed copy of the production program
    • Production credit on our website's 'Hall of Fame'
    • Priority booking for next year's show
    • E-Book of the edited production Script
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Funding period

- (60 days)