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Hello! We are The Outbound Project! 

We're a Physical Theatre Company and our aim is to create visually dynamic and exciting theatre combining science and imaginative storytelling.

'The Mission' 

It's 2057. Planet Earth is on the brink of disaster, a new home needs to be found. Winner of the Les Enfants Partnership Award this exciting new company brings to life the story of Jenny, an unlikely choice for an extraordinary mission. Using slick ensemble movement, puppetry and an original soundtrack The Mission is a fast paced, highly physical and sometimes amusing exploration of mankind's ruthless ambition and endless fascination with outer space.

Created by a new company of East 15 Acting School Physical Theatre Graduates, we are asking you to support our first show and help us make an impact at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and ensure we have a future as a company.

'We went to the moon as engineers; we returned humanitarians...' - Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14

'The Mission' began life in February and after winning the Les Enfants Terribles Partnership Award (LET) in March we became a Graduate Emerging Companies with the New Diorama.

The LET Award has guaranteed us a venue at The Pleasance Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We will be performing at The Pleasance Courtyard at 2.20pm.

https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/mission#overview

The Pleasance Courtyard is one of the most prolific and highly respected venues at the Fringe and this will be a great opportunity for us, as a new company, to showcase our work to the widest possible audience. We need your backing to help get us there and help establish the company within the theatre industry and give us a future platform for the show.

We have already generously received a grant from East 15 Acting School and the University of Essex as well as £1000 from the Les Enfants Terribles Partnership Award. This has allowed us to create and design the show and pay for the deposit on our venue. 

With your support we will be able to raise the £5,000 needed to take the show to Edinburgh and run successfully for the month.

Here is a breakdown of the costs:

£3000 Accommodation - We have secured accommodation at a great price for a month in Edinburgh during the Fringe. Renting a three bedroom house for a company of six.

£700 Marketing costs - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is packed with shows and there is a lot competition. We will be printing environmentally friendly posters and flyers, maintaining a green approach to promotion is important to us. This will also include increasing our online presence, through online adverts.

£300 Travel - to get the company of six (5 actors and technician) as well as the props for the show. We will be doing a Van Share with another company going to the Fringe, however we will not be able to transport the whole company this way.

£300 Props/Show survival kit - Some of our props are quite delicate (inflatable Planets) so it'd be great to have a back ups just in case anything goes wrong. This includes the frames, chairs, costumes and Planets.

£700 - Contingency - It is ALWAYS important to have contingency in case anything goes wrong. If we need extra marketing materials, emergency travel or hidden costs, this would cover all.

Without your support we will not be able to take our show to the Fringe and so your help is very important to us and we have got some wonderful rewards to offer you for your generous contributions.

If you would like to see the show (or if you generously donate £30 and over and want to claim your ticket) we have some Edinburgh Previews which can be found on our website www.theoutboundproject.com, as well as a weeks run at the Greenwich Theatre in early September. 

Clifftown Theatre, Southend, 20th June

New Diorama, London, 26th July

Pleasance Above, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 3rd August - 29th August

Greenwich Theatre, London, September

Any amount you can donate will get us one step closer to the Edinburgh fringe festival and sharing our work on this amazing platform. So we will be incredibly grateful for anything you can give (we also have some great incentives by way of thanks)! Thank you for taking the time to look at our page, please share it if you can and we hope to see you at a showing of “The Mission”.

Risks and challenges

Taking a show the the Edinburgh Fringe is a massive risk. However, we have already managed to reduce these thanks to the support we have received from various, well respected organisations. One challenge we face will be getting people to watch the show. However, with names such as Greenwich Theatre, New Diorama, Les Enfants Terribles and East 15 Acting School all behind us, The Outbound Project is already developing a promising reputation and this will help us at the Fringe.We have not yet been to the festival as a company, however, we have been to the fringe independently with shows, working and watching other companies work and so we have a good understanding of the fringe atmosphere and workings. In order to receive the largest possible audience we will be spending our days flying and promoting the show as much as possible. This is something each of us already has experience in.

We have already secured accommodation at an affordable rate and we have a strict budget to ensure every penny we raise is spent wisely. Mentorship from Greenwich Theatre and The New Diorama will also help ensure that we are able to deal with any challenges and are well prepared.

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    Thank you so so much for your contribution it's really kind of you! We will send you a tweet of thanks from @theobproject, mention you in the programme, you'll receive a poster from the show signed by the cast AND a signed photo of Susan the Puppet!

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    Thank you so so much for your contribution you're really helping us on our way! We will send you a tweet of thanks from @theobproject, mention you in the programme, you'll receive a poster from the show signed by the cast, a signed photo of Susan the Puppet AND a PERSONALISED thank you from the cast, we will sing your praises and post it on social media for all to see!

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you for your contribution, you will receive all of the above AND a ticket to "The Mission" either at the Edinburgh Fringe in August OR at the Greenwich Theatre in September!

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    THANKS SO MUCH, that's really generous! Not only will you receive all of the above, including a ticket to the show, but we will also send you an exclusive Outbound Project T-shirt!

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    Thanks a bunch!!! You are just too kind! You will receive "THE DOUBLE PACK" (Oooooh!) We will send you a tweet of thanks from @theobproject, mention you in the programme, you'll receive a poster from the show signed by the cast, a signed photo of Susan the Puppet, A DOUBLEY LONG PERSONALISED thank you from the cast, TWO tickets to the show (either in Edinburgh or Greenwich) and TWO Outbound Project T-shirts!

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    THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!!!
    You will receive a tweet, poster, signed photo of Susan, a mention in the programme, a ticket to The Mission in Edinburgh or Greenwich and one Outbound Project T shirt!
    You will also receive a one hour workshop from the company, we offer a range of workshops see descriptions for details!

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    THANK YOU SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!
    You will receive a tweet, poster, signed photo of Susan, a mention in the programme, a ticket to The Mission in Edinburgh or Greenwich and one Outbound Project T shirt!
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    THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!
    You will receive a tweet, poster, signed photo of Susan, a mention in the programme, a ticket to The Mission in Edinburgh or Greenwich and one Outbound Project T shirt!
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    WOW THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
    You will receive A GOLDEN TICKET for GREENWICH THEATRE! This ticket entitles you to two free tickets to as many shows as you like at Greenwich Theatre for ONE YEAR!

    You will also receive a tweet, poster, signed photo of Susan, a mention in the programme, a ticket to The Mission in Edinburgh or Greenwich and one Outbound Project T shirt!

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    WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!
    For this very generous amount we will give you THE SHOW! You give us a space and we will perform "The Mission" to you and your friends or even just you!

    You will also receive a tweet, poster, signed photo of Susan, a mention in the programme, a ticket to The Mission in Edinburgh or Greenwich and one Outbound Project T shirt!

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    THANK YOU, YOU ARE HELPING US SO MUCH WITH OUR GOAL!
    For this amount you receive something very special.... A CAMEO IN OUR SHOW!
    We will make a small role just for you in the production when it is on at The Greenwich Theatre, London at the beginning of September.
    We will rehearse for one day and then perform in the evening. We will then take you for dinner after the show!

    You will also receive a tweet, poster, signed photo of Susan, a mention in the programme, a ticket to The Mission in Edinburgh or Greenwich and one Outbound Project T shirt!

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    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
    You will receive a tweet, poster, signed photo of Susan, a mention in the programme.
    You will also receive one of five original space themed drawings from artist and company member Stella Backman, this will be framed and signed! You will also receive a ticket to the show in either Edinburgh or Greenwich!

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