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Last updated December 22, 2013

M.C.Beth - Shakespeare as you've never seen him before.

M.C Beth was created to inspire 18-30 year old performers from inner city Bristol to become professional actors.

M.C.Beth - Shakespeare as you've never seen him before.

M.C Beth was created to inspire 18-30 year old performers from inner city Bristol to become professional actors.

£344
pledged of £10,000pledged of £10,000 goal
32
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 22 2013 8:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 22, 2013

About

M.C Beth is a modern reinterpretation of the Shakespeare classic. Set in inner city Bristol, M.C Beth uses the Bard's text, beatboxing, hip hop, comedy and street dialect to breakdown barriers and make Shakespeare's work understandable to all.

M.C.Beth explores the idea of disconnection -the birthplace of despair, hopelessness and deceit. We hope it will ignite a new generations respect for Shakespeare by making it accessible, funny and exciting.

Tank Theatre Company was created to capture the imagination of actors from inner city Bristol, affected by poverty. Offering new opportunities to become trained in acting. The play premièred at Trinity Arts Centre, Bristol in August 2013. The actors were recruited from the streets and clubs of Bristol. Our Company was named after a brilliant young actor, the late Leroy 'Tank' Reid. 

Following amazing reviews of the first short run we want to do the show again. That's where you come in.

Our vision is simple. We want M.C.Beth to showcase the talents of our extraordinary homegrown actors. We believe that urban actors deserve equal access to training, opportunity and at least Equity Minimum pay, so they can reach their full potential, in turn giving hope to other young urban actors.  

To ensure maximum impact and to find a way to support our vision, each performance will be accompanied by a post-show discussion. We want to create a conversation locally and nationally on how to generate new pathways into drama schools and professional work for urban actors.

Please see our facebook page:

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tank-Theatre-Company/220167824661240

What we need? How your pledges will make a difference.

With your help we want to raise £10,000. We feel the fourteen actors deserve to be paid for each of the upcoming shows on the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st of December.  We also need to also cover all the production costs for the performances.

We will be presenting a total of 5 performances at All Hallows Hall in the heart of Multicultural Easton, Bristol:

  • Wednesday, December 18 @ 7:45PM
  • Thursday, December 19 @ 7:45PM
  • Friday, December 20 @ 7:45PM
  • Saturday, December 21 @ 7:45PM
  • In addition we will be performing a show for the under 18s free of charge on the Tuesday prior to the shows  

The tickets for the performances can be purchased HERE:

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk 

The actors have rehearsed for over 280 hours each, over the last six months to make their performance awe inspiring, profound, enlightening and undercut with a humour as dark as Shakespeare's own.

National Tour

After the up and coming performances of M.C.Beth,  we shall garner the reviews and collaborate with the partners needed to stage a National Tour. 

We want to tour the production, previewing the shows at small community inner city venues, in the UK. After these shows, our actors will workshop all aspects of the production to local actors to pass on the skills they have learnt. Ensuring there is a level of sustainability to the project. We will also work with local actors whilst touring, to change the script, so the dialect becomes more localised to their neighbourhoods before transferring to a larger city centre venue.

Risks and challenges

With a group of resourceful actors and both a director, Dave Lovatt and Creative Producer, Ali Rowe who are unflappable, we are ready to tackle any problem and overcome them. We are well aware of the challenges, having successfully completing a short run of M.C Beth already this year.

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    Signed copy of the script. Learn how to speak youth and see how we combined the bards words with rap. Only 5 available

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    A Skype call from the cast, before the performance in December 2013 to give a personal thank you to you for supporting the beginning of their acting careers. A signed poster, 8 tickets to the next performance, and popcorn for all your guests! Meet the cast and crew after show

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,280

    An evening to remember in Bristol, your name or company name shouted out at the end of the performance. 4 free tickets, signed poster with your name on it and then a night out with Producer and/or Director and cast members.

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    An evening to remember in Bristol, all of the above plus your name or company name name checked in the script itself. 50 tickets for next show and after a night on the town with us you will be loved long time by all the Tank cast and crew.

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