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£1,033
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20
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, April 1 2019 7:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The poster for episodes 3 & 4! Designed by the awesome Will Brooks. This design is a reward in the £200 bracket only.
The poster for episodes 3 & 4! Designed by the awesome Will Brooks. This design is a reward in the £200 bracket only.

Hi there, my name is Steve Jordan. I'm a writer and director, and I’ve worked on many fringe theatre projects in London, along with my partner and co-producer Ellen Gallagher as part of our theatre production group, Bad Bat Productions (www.badbat.co.uk). Three of these were science fiction comedies based on the exploits of The Future Boys, the collective term for a pair of on-the-run petty criminals named Tyler and Gary. They journey across the solar system in the far future, in search of untold riches and legendary artifacts, constantly pursued by evil forces who would prefer them dead (not entirely undeservedly).

Encouraged by the hundreds of people who have come to see the live shows, and by the many great reviews (some of which you can read below), we ran a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 to bring the Future Boys to a new medium and a wider audience. Thanks to our incredible backers - we were successful! We created the first two episodes of the Future Boys audio series and released them for free on iTunes.

Episodes 1 and 2 of the series are available to download for free NOW on iTunes, or you can listen to the episodes on Youtube via the links below.

We want to make the next two episodes in the series - but we need your help to do it!

‘The Future Boys' is a passion project of mine. My taste in comedy has always been rooted in 80s and 90s alternative British comedy, and there isn’t so much of that irreverent, gleefully rebellious stuff out there anymore. The Future Boys plays have been compared by critics to 'Blackadder', 'Bottom', 'Black Books', 'Men Behaving Badly', 'Red Dwarf', even 'Doctor Who' - all incredible compliments. I want to make this series for people like me who miss this stuff and want to see (or in this case, to hear) a fresh take on it – if you’re one of those people, we need your support to make this happen.

Chris Moore's 'Future Boys' poster, featured on our mugs, shirts and A4 posters on all reward tiers.
Chris Moore's 'Future Boys' poster, featured on our mugs, shirts and A4 posters on all reward tiers.

The goal of this Kickstarter project is to fund the recording of two 30-minute audio episodes (Episodes 3 & 4 of the series) in front of a live audience in a theatre in London, and to release these episodes online to our backers. 

For those of you who are already familiar with Tyler and Gary and have attended the live shows or backed our previous Kickstarter campaign - thank you so much for your support, it really means the world to us, and we hope you'll continue to support this new project and help us get the Future Boys out there. It’s all-new material, so if you want to know what the guys have been up to since you last saw them - now’s your chance!

THE TEAM

  •  Cliff Chapman – ‘Tyler Smith'
  • Adam Joselyn – ‘Gary Patches’
  • Robert Dearn – various roles
  • Ellen Gallagher – Producer, Script Consultant 
  • Tom Bexon – Technical Manager
  • Phil Wood – Audio Engineer
  • Steve Jordan – Writer, Director, Producer (www.thestevejordan.blogspot.co.uk

We’re thrilled to welcome back our wonderful team of pros for some new adventures – but we need your support to help us raise the funds required to make these episodes a reality.

Find us on twitter! - @BadBatUK

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Every person who backs this project will be able to download 2 new episodes of the series. Unlike episodes 1 & 2, that were released on iTunes for free, episodes 3 & 4 will only be available to the backers of this new Kickstarter, and then available purchase for a small fee for those who missed out on the Kickstarter.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase rewards packages that include tickets to the live recording, signed posters, t-shirts and other cool stuff!

For those of you interested in attending the recording, we have 1 ticket and 2 ticket rewards available. The show will be recorded on a single evening,  April 25th 2019, at the Museum of Comedy in London's West End. Make sure you can attend that date and location before pledging for one of the ticket rewards – and remember that travel and accommodation are NOT included. If you can’t make it – never fear. There’s a long list of other goodies that we can send straight to your door, shipping worldwide.

We expect to deliver on ALL of our rewards no later than the end of September 2019, including the episodes themselves. If you have any questions or want to get in touch about your rewards of the show itself – just drop us an email and we’ll reply within 24 hours.

Please note that the Chris Moore (blue) poster design is featured in all reward tier swag. The Will Brooks (orange) poster design features in the top £200 tier only)

Here's how your money will be spent.
Here's how your money will be spent.

STRETCH GOALS

All money we make over our target will go directly towards the recording of additional episodes. If we hit £6,000 - we would have the necessary funds to completely finish the series with episodes 5 and 6.

REVIEWS

Comedy is incredibly subjective – how on earth will you know if you’ll like the series? Well, you can find some clips of the live shows in our video above, but don’t just take our word for it that the show will be funny. Here's some selected praise from the plays - Dead Static (2012), Pilgrim Shadow (2013/4), and King Chaos (2015).

SWAG on offer!
SWAG on offer!

Risks and challenges

We intend to keep things simple and practical. We do not promise anything we are not 99.999% sure we can deliver on. The biggest challenge we face is making sure that the end product is up to standard in terms of sound quality and editing - so plenty of the money will be used to bring in experienced technicians to help us make the recordings the best they can be.

We're experienced producers of quality content - we will deliver!

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    Download Episodes 3 + 4

    Thanks for throwing some coins our way! 'THE FUTURE BOYS' episodes 3 + 4 will be yours to download as soon as they're available! We'll also give you a free digital copy of 'Empire of Monsters', the Future Boys novella - whether you like it or not.

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    You MUG!

    You'll get a coffee mug with the Chris Moore 'Future Boys' poster design on it - pretty cool! Future coffee. Future tea. Future water. You decide the contents in your own home!

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    1 Ticket to the Live Recording.

    1 ticket to the live recording of THE FUTURE BOYS. Be in the audience! Laugh loud enough and you might be able to hear yourself on the recording! Travel + accommodation NOT included. Taking place on April 25th 2019, at the Museum of Comedy in central London.

    If you plan on coming with someone and want 2 tickets, check out the other rewards.

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    Signed Poster + Executive Producer.

    A4 'Future Boys' poster (pictured), designed by artist Chris Moore, signed by the entire team + Executive Producer credit at the end of each episode and on Bad Bat Website.

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    • Signed A4 Chris Moore 'Future Boys' Poster.
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    T-Shirt

    T-SHIRT! YOU'VE GOT A T-SHIRT! We'll send you a Future Boys T-Shirt featuring our awesome Chris Moore poster on the front (pictured). While stocks last - we have small, medium and large available.

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    2 Tickets to Live Recording.

    2 tickets to the live recording of THE FUTURE BOYS, 7pm, April 25th 2019, Museum of Comedy in central London. Be in the audience with a buddy/cohabiter! Laugh loud enough and you might be able to hear yourself on the recording! Travel + accommodation NOT included.

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    Your name in an episode!

    Your name will feature in one of the Future Boys episodes! COOL. You'll also get all the good stuff listed below, including 2 tickets to the show! (details above)

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    • Your name in an episode!
    • 'Executive Producer' credit.
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    "Tyler's Safety Deposit Box"

    A heap of goodies, plus a personalised audio message from Tyler and Gary! You deserve it!

    This bundle does NOT include tickets to the show - but the next reward down does :)

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    • 'Executive Producer' credit.
    • Personalised audio message from Tyler and Gary.
    • Signed A4 Chris Moore 'Future Boys' Poster.
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    "Gary's Treasure Chest"

    LOADS of goodies and special treats, plus 2 tickets to the live recording! Behold the list below - you'll get quite a spectacular haul. Thank you so much for your amazing support - you are a bonafide legend of epic proportions.

    Includes:
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    • Personalised audio message from Tyler and Gary.
    • 'Executive Producer' credit.
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    Pat Sharpe

    The ultimate package, just like Pat - including everything listed below, including a large print of Will Brooks' awesome Future Boys poster (see pic)

    Includes:
    • Will Brooks Ep3&4 Future Boys poster. A3 (approx).
    • Personalised audio message from Tyler and Gary.
    • 'Executive Producer' credit.
    • Signed A4 Chris Moore 'Future Boys' Poster.
    • Future Boys Coffee Mug.
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