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Bring Superbolt Theatre's brand new show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! A unique sci-fi love story between a man & robot.
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We are fundraising to bring our brand new show The Uncanny Valley to the Edinburgh Fringe, following our sell-out preview at the Camden People’s Theatre in London earlier this May.

Superbolt Theatre is an international company founded at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre school in Paris.

The Uncanny Valley:

Wilson is trapped. The city leaves him lost between the lines. Until the moment he discovers Her. Eyes light up, connections are made and deep inside a dormant chest, a battery heart begins to beat.

This brand new show uses powerful movement and absurd humour to tell the truly electric love story of a man and a robot. Step into a canyon where everything is possible and reality will surpass your greatest dreams.

Watch The Uncanny Valley Trailer here.

What people have said about The Uncanny Valley:

"unashamedly fun, deeply intelligent and genuinely moving"

"as an ensemble they work together flawlessly"

"an unassuming but overwhelmingly talented threesome"

"This is intelligent theatre but above all theatre at its absolute best"

"Incredible physicality and a brilliant story, had me hooked."

"Their best work thus far, genuinely funny and brilliant."

And about Superbolt Theatre:

"We need companies like Superbolt, imaginative, irreverent and brave. They are the lifeblood of theatre"- Milo Twomey, Kneehigh Actor

"Superbolt have genuinely made some of the most entertaining and original work I have seen in years" -Tid, Theatre Director

"Superbolt Theatre have imaginative playfulness, honesty and simplicity. This is what moves us". - Patrice Naiambana, Director of Tribal Soul and Producer of Intercultural Arts

"Beautiful acting, beautiful stories... I recommend all Superbolt productions." - Edvard Dargiewicz, Director of The English Theater Company of Poland

How you can help us!

We have received an overwhelming amount of encouragement and positivity from fans, friends, venues and fellow artists on an international level. We are delighted that Superbolt Theatre has made an impact on so many people, and so we would love to bring our work to more places and connect with others.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, is a fantastic event for a young theatre company like ourselves. This month-long festival will provide us with excellent opportunities for greater exposure, promotion of our work for an international market, and making important contacts. We hope that this will lead to future tours and residencies both in the UK and abroad. 

In order to take The Uncanny Valley to the Edinburgh Fringe we intend to raise a minimum of £7000. We have been offered a slot to perform at Underbelly, a very prestigious theatre and comedy venue, from 31st July to 26th August 2013.

The money we raise will go towards the cost of the venue, accommodation, travel costs up to Edinburgh, publicity and promotion (e.g. posters, flyers and their distribution), set, costumes, props, rehearsal costs, payment of technician, producers, performers, and living expenses during the festival. 

Should we raise more than our target (more than £8000) the money will enable us to continue our European tours, bringing Superbolt's work to countries such as France, Italy and Denmark where we have yet to perform.

If we raise more than £10,000 (imagine!?) we would love to bring our work to tour the UNITED STATES, and start sharing our shows on a global scale!

Any donations, big or small, are very gratefully received. Thank you so, so much for your support!

Risks and challenges

The Edinburgh Fringe festival is a dynamic and challenging place, with many companies seeking to attract audiences and sell tickets. So taking a show is not without risks- how can we attract our audiences?

Superbolt Theatre performed 2 shows, Centralia and Piatto Finale at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012. We have learned a great deal from this, about the art of publicity and promotion, and our unique style of theatre meant we were able to attract a great deal of audience!

The Uncanny Valley sold out in it's London preview, and we are confident in our ability to promote this funny, touching and unusual sci-fi theatre show at the Fringe.

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    A big thank you on social media, a special mention in The Uncanny Valley theatre programme, and a SIGNED POSTER from the robot.

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    A big thank you on social media & in the programme, a free ticket to our show at the Edinburgh Fringe plus a limited edition SUPERBOLT BALLOON PIN!

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    A big thank you on social media & in the programme, 2 free tickets to our show at the Edinburgh Fringe, a limited edition Superbolt balloon pin, plus a PERSONALISED SONG performed by the Superbolt Trio and sent over to you via the web!

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    A big thank you on social media & in the programme, 2 free tickets to our show at the Edinburgh Fringe, a limited edition Superbolt balloon pin, plus an ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT of The Uncanny Valley delivered to you.

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    A big thank you on social media, in the programme and on our website, 4 free tickets to our show at the Edinburgh Fringe, a limited edition Superbolt balloon pin, an illustrated manuscript of The Uncanny Valley delivered to you plus you get to NAME A CHARACTER in our next show!

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    A big thank you on all social media & in the theatre programme, 4 free tickets to the show, a limited edition Superbolt balloon Pin, plus the Superbolt trio will provide you with ENTERTAINMENT (mini performances, roaming characters) at an event/ function of your choice! (travel restrictions may apply)

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