For the last two years, I’ve travelled the length and breadth of the UK, performing comedy and magic in churches, theatres, schools, comedy clubs and conferences.
At the heart of my work, I seek to connect with people and create conversations about what it means to live life in all it’s fullness.
Taking my show to Edinburgh Fringe will not only be a milestone achievement as a performing artist, but it will also help me to connect with a whole new audience. The bigger the reach, the greater the conversations.
My show will act as a platform for a new, online resource that will help people explore their life as a whole - Relationally, Physically, Intellectually, Emotionally, Vocationally and Spiritually. Audience members will be invited to sign up, receive excellent resources and stay in touch with where I’m performing. More on this in due course.
The plan is to be at the Fringe for two weeks, hosted by Edinburgh City Salvation Army and perform two shows per day.
We want to see as many people attend the shows as possible. Your contribution to this kickstarter campaign will help us maximise our publicity efforts.
As well as contributing towards the cost of being at the fringe, you will enable me to work with a PR company who can facilitate press and media interviews among other promotional opportunities
If you are able, please help by giving a gift towards this being possible.
ps. Remember it's an all or nothing campaign and it ends on 31st October - so if you want to help, act now! :)
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk is that with over 4000 acts on, getting people to the show is the hardest task. Here's our plan;
1. A large proportion of the funds raised, will be invested into marketing, part fo which is employing a professional PR company, with experience and contacts within the Edinburgh Festival network.
2. Our partnership with the venue, The Salvation Army in Edinburgh City (directly opposite one of the main venues) means that we hope to build a team of people to help promote the show.
3. Tom will sign up to perform several street performances in between his shows, in order to make a noise and hand out flyers.
4. We'll maximise the use of social media, the PR agency, the venue and team to reach as many people as we possibly can with information about the show.
5. There are multiple shows per day, meaning people have several opportunities to come see the show.
PS - I'm grateful to have free accommodation, meaning I won't end up in debt like many performers at the festival!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter