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Bigger, bawdier, and boozier than ever; Piramania! returns to the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and previews in London this summer.
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Bigger, bawdier, and boozier than ever; Piramania! is returning to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. Help us make this ambitious project a boat-rocking success!

Written by Tim Frost and David Massingham, Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical is an adult musical-comedy, ambitiously staged with a cast of 10 actor-musicians by director Alex Howarth (We Live By The Sea), with musical direction by Ben Papworth (Bad Girls), orchestrations by Mark Aspinall, and produced/choreographed by Holly Robin, who literally moved to the UK from Australia to make this show! 


Premiering in 2010 to rave reviews and multiple sell-out performances, this original piece of British musical theatre has been adapted for a bigger stage, is now fully orchestrated, and has an outstandingly talented cast of actor-musicians bringing this debaucherous tale to life.

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Rallying such a large crew is a monumental task and we're asking for your help to ensure the next leg of our journey sails as smoothly as possible! We have a lengthy list of expenses in order to get the crew to Edinburgh and looking and sounding great. In particular, we’ve realised that we need to:

  • mic our actors and instruments (a cost of over £5000 in itself!)
  • hire rehearsal space in London
  • transport our selves and equipment to Edinburgh 

As well as  numerous other ad hoc expenses. Finally, and most importantly, we want our company to be comfortable during their month performing and, as such, are already paying them for their services. Edinburgh is expensive and draining, however, so to help further:

  •  We will give the company 1/5th of all funds raised through this campaign! Similarly, any profit made from this production will be shared among the company.

We are offering exclusive merchandise, show participation opportunities, and advertising space in our programme and on our flyers – at least 20,000 of which will be distributed around Edinburgh over the duration of the Fringe Festival, as well as via our social media.

Our outstanding actor musicians have spent the last 3 days learning the music of Piramania! in London, alongside the close help of Mark and Ben. Follow our journey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see the #PiratesInLondon, #PiratesInEdinburgh and our fabulous crew batten down the hatches and secure the mainsail of the Golden Hinde in London Bridge!

 Previewing in London at Upstairs at the Gatehouse July 22&23, and playing in Underbelly's 278 seater Cowbarn in Bristo Square July 31 - August 26 (not 12) 16:35 daily during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Book a deal including your tickets and catch us on (or back!) stage this summer.

 photo credit @scarabpictures

Risks and challenges

We have two weeks of rehearsal scheduled in July before we preview in London.
Our tech, sets, instruments, costumes, and pirates need to be transported to our rehearsal space, the venue, and packed up into the van ready to be driven up to Edinburgh at the same time as our actors arriving by overnight coach early on July 27, before heading straight into tech at the theatre with Underbelly!

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    Support Crew

    Yarrrr, the Piramania! crew thanks you for your support along our voyage, and will note your name in glory on the Thanks To section of our website.

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    Powder Monkey

    You're officially part of the crew! All above rewards plus your own exclusive Piramania! crew member badge

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    Able Seaman

    All above rewards, plus exclusive Piramania! t-shirt

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    • Name listed on our Thanks To page
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    Jolly Boatswain

    TWO tickets to the show on night of your choice, choice of official Piramania! T-shirt OR hoodie, PLUS other rewards above.

    Includes:
    • Two tickets to Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical
    • Choice of official Piramania! T-Shirt OR hoodie.
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    Chief Cartographer

    LIMITED! Chance to take part in the show and name the Tropical Island where the treasure is hidden. AND get your picture taken with the cast after the performance.
    Includes all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • Invited on stage to name The Island at a Piramania! performance
    • Two tickets to Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical
    • Choice of official Piramania! T-Shirt OR hoodie.
    • Exclusive Piramania! crew member badge
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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 631

    Certified First Mate

    What pirate booty lies within the dearly sought after Treasure Chest? Find out with the crew, and then take it home with you!
    x2 VIP tickets to performance of your choice, includes meet & greet with the cast and crew, your name in gold listed on our website, and other rewards above.

    Includes:
    • The contents of the treasure chest belong to you!
    • Post-show meet and greet with the cast and crew
    • Name in gold on our website
    • Two tickets to Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical
    • Choice of official Piramania! T-Shirt OR hoodie.
    • Exclusive Piramania! crew member badge
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    Advertisement Opportunity A

    Exclusive sponsorship offer! Brand logo featured on back of flyer - over 20,000 copies of which will be distributed throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
    70mm x 30mm page banner within our programme and on the Piramania! website. Promotional post on each of our social media profiles at a time of your choosing.

    Includes:
    • Distribution of at least 20,000 flyers with YOUR logo on the back
    • 70mm x 30mm banner in our programme
    • Executive Producer credit in our programme and on the website
    • Post from our social media dedicated to your brand
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    Advertisement opportunity B

    Exclusive sponsorship opportunity!
    Entire back page of programme for your advertisement. Centred logo on back of flyer and featured space on Piramania! website. At least 20,000 flyers distributed throughout the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Promotional posts dedicated to your brand from our social media profiles.

    Includes:
    • FULL A5 back page advertisement in Piramania! programme
    • Distribution of 20,000+ flyers with your logo CENTRED on the back
    • Executive Producer credit in our programme and on the website
    • x3 Crossbranding posts on each of our social media profiles
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