blue bottles

An absurd tragicomedy exploring the possibilities of a seemingly conversational banality told through the many, many eyes of two unlikely characters… oh, and they’re flies… those characters are both flies…

Showing at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 4th to 7th November 2021.

£2,220.00
raised of £2,000.00 goal
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Genre
Drama
Scope
Feature
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Production
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blue bottles

Genre
Drama
Seeking funding for
Production
Scope
Feature
Campaign type
Flexible Funding
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The play begins with an introduction of two opposing characters and develops their relationship with conversations about a collection of random thoughts and opinions, ranging from potentially unimportant discussions about roman gladiators and how a fly sleeps to the deepest parts of their ideologies. It explores themes of loneliness and how maybe, just maybe, a conversation with someone new can help you understand the world in a better way. 

This abstract and original debut play from Thomas Sparrow is being produced by Periphery Theatre as their very first professional production. It is being performed at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre from the 4th-7th November 2021. 

It is an exciting project, lead by an incredibly enthusiastic team, which is compiled of mainly first-time creatives in the theatre industry. It stands as many of the teams first professional credit and will get them onto the career wheel. 

Meet the Team:

Beth Noonan-Roberts - Mac

Hannah Harquart - Malone

Ross Peters - Director

Alice Robb - Director & Designer

Thomas Sparrow - Writer & Producer

Megan Basnett - Producer

Bethan Amey - Technical Operator & Lighting Designer

Marlie Haco - Dramaturg

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About Periphery Theatre

So who are the company putting blue bottles on? We're glad you asked! Periphery Theatre was founded in January of 2021 by Megan Basnett and Thomas Sparrow (the producers of blue bottles). We made this company because we recognised how tough it is to get into the theatre world straight after education, with barriers everywhere, especially after the... let's say... 'challenging' year the entire world has been through. We wanted to change that. 

Periphery Theatre was founded to give people a chance. We have the aim to provide as many early credits to as many artists as we can, and blue bottles is just the start of that. Within the creative, most of us are first-timers and blue bottles will be our first professional credit.

So how can you help?

How to Help Us

We are only small. Our company is less than a year old and finding funding in a time like this is becoming increasingly difficult. However, as a company, we want to offer as much as we can to these artists who deserve to be paid for their incredible work. Your donations will go towards paying travel expenses, supplying sets and costumes for the production, and sorting official payments required to put on a live show. 

Each and every donation is received with a MASSIVE thank you from us! If you can't donate, then we still appreciate your support, and if you want to help in other ways then follow us on Instagram and Twitter, then like and share anything we post about the show so we can peak the interest of as many people as we can! This honestly does more than you can possibly imagine!

So thank you so much for your support and we hope to see you at the show! 🪰

£2,220.00
raised of £2,000.00 goal
Funded
45 Backers

Pledge without reward:

You can make a pledge to support blue bottles without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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Level 1 - A Fly

For a donation at this level, we offer our ✨ ETERNAL GRATITUDE ✨! It may not seem like much if just 20 people donate at this level, that's £100, and that's SO MUCH! So thank you for helping us out, and we hope to see you at the show!

£5.00
Level 2 - A Couple of Flies

For a donation at this level, we will credit you as an official supporter of 'blue bottles' by mentioning you by name in the programme of the show in November, plus any future productions of the play. Every little helps and we are so grateful for all your support so thank you!

£15.00
Level 3 - A Small Gathering of Flies

For this level, you will receive all the rewards of the previous level.

You will also receive a special thanks, not only on the programme but on the Periphery Theatre website as well to make sure your contribution to the project is remembered forever!

£25.00
Level 4 - A Swarm of Flies

For this level, you will receive all the rewards of the previous level.

As well as that, for your generous donation to the production of 'blue bottles', you will receive a personalised thank-you audio message from the cast, in character of course. And not only that, but if there is a specific thing you would like them to say, we will add that in as well... within reason of course...

£50.00
Level 5 - Damn... that's a lot of Flies

At this level, you will receive every previous reward on each level.

You will also receive an exclusive signed copy of the 'blue bottles' poster (either sent directly to you or given at the show if you have a ticket), signed by your choice of team member (could be everyone if you want!)

£75.00
Level 6 - The Rise of the Planet of the Flies

WOW! If you donate at this level, first off, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!

You will receive every previous level's rewards and ALSO a copy of the 'blue bottles' playtext as a downloadable PDF and also a free ticket to the next show produced by Periphery Theatre. This donation will be such a massive help to our project and your contribution will be remembered forever.

£100.00