Threedumb Theatre @ Edinburgh Fringe

We are a husband-and-wife team heading to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, presenting 2x shows throughout the month.

We are raising funds to help us present 'One Man Poe' and 'A Montage of Monet'.

£1,455.00
raised of £3,000.00 goal
5 Days left
64 Backers
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    Threedumb Theatre @ Edinburgh Fringe

    Genre
    Drama
    Seeking funding for
    Production
    Scope
    Short
    Campaign type
    Flexible Funding

    About our summer ahead:


    A Montage of Monet is a brand new solo show written by Joan Greening, about the life of the French Impressionist Claude Monet. To paint the picture of this complex character, this montage of his life story will incorporate live projections and powerful storytelling.

    One Man Poe is an award-winning solo show that was created during the pandemic. The show features four gothic tales from American author Edgar Allan Poe. For our month at festival, we will be alternating the stories throughout our run.

    Both shows are performed and directed by Stephen Smith, and all of the shows will be operated by Stephanie Van Driesen - a husband-and-wife dynamic duo!

    We have a busy fringe ahead of us: we are putting on 36 shows over 23 days!

    How you can help:


    By reaching our goal of £3,000, we can assure that

    • our our travel to Edinburgh and back home will be covered
    • our bus travel while in Edinburgh will be covered (we're not staying near our venue)
    • our accommodation for 25 nights is covered
    • our printing costs for our flyers (for both shows) are covered
    • our Registration Fees for presenting all 36 shows are covered

    ^ It sounds like a lot, but this is no where near the total amount.

    We are going to work hard while we're up there to make sure that through our ticket sales we cover all remaining costs. These include (but are not limited to):

    Food & Drink, Venue Hire, Costume hire, Props, Hiring set, Transportation of set pieces, Insurance, Artist fees, Posters, Social Media Ads, Printing of posters, Printing of show brochures

     

    Your generous donations will ensure that all our 36 shows go as well as they possibly can do, and that we won't arrive back from Edinburgh broken and defeated...!

    Thank you!

     

    If you are not in a position where you can donate

    There are a few things you can do to help:

    1. Buy tickets to our upcoming preview shows - a full list can be found here
    2. Share our crowdfunder on social media or by text / email
    3. If you know anyone heading to EdFringe this year, recommend one of our shows to them
    4. Pray to the Theatre Gods that we find success this summer!

     

    UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS:

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    Doomsday 2024

    Hosted by Stephen Smith


    Stephen hosted an 8 hour-long livestream called 'Doomsday' on 18th May - where 10 UK-based actors read a variety of stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe.

    The actors featured were:

    • Warren Rusher
    • Grace O'Keefe
    • Stephen Smith
    • Duncan Riches
    • Tyler Alan Woods
    • James Nicholas
    • Julia Thurston
    • Stephanie Van Driesen
    • James Swanton
    • Alice Way

    You can still watch the whole stream - just follow the YouTube Link here.

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    Blood Lust

    A rehearsed reading of a brand new gothic horror play by MacKenzie Mellen

     

    Venue: The Punjab Restaurant, 80 Neal St, London, WC2H 9PA

    Date: Monday 24th June

    Time: 7:30pm (2hrs 20mins approx)

    Doors Open: 7:00pm

     

    Synopsis: Alexander Browning appears on the steps of Sinclair Hall, Scotland with a cursed laurel crown, a human heart and an angry eldritch nightmare hot on her heels. Lord Victor Sinclair, reclusive benefactor of the ill-fated expedition which recovered the crown, is the only living person who might know what to do. A three-hander gothic-cosmic horror, Blood Lust is about how monstrous (literally) we feel when love encroaches, and explores the existential horror of being one’s true self to those you love.

    Cast and Creatives: MacKenzie Mellen (as Alexander Browning / Playwright), Guy Clark (as Lord Victor Sinclair / Dramaturg), Justin Wells (as Professor Hayworth / Prisoner / Mr Browning), Dominic Brewer (reading Stage Directions), Lucy Jane Atkinson (Director), Stephen Smith (Sound Design / Producer)

     

    HOW TO BOOK TICKETS AND WATCH 'BLOOD LUST':

    • Select the 'Ticket to Blood Lust' reward on this crowdfunder - make sure you press the 'Get this reward' button
    • On the night, say the you're full name and email on the door
    • There are no drinks at this venue, but feel free to bring your own booze!
    £1,455.00
    raised of £3,000.00 goal
    5 Days left
    64 Backers

    Pledge without reward:

    You can make a pledge to support Threedumb Theatre @ Edinburgh Fringe without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
    £
    1. Ticket to 'Blood Lust'

    Select this reward if you wish to join us for our fundraising event on Monday 24th June - a rehearsed reading of 'Blood Lust' (see more information on 'UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS' section)

    (3 remaining out of 24)
    £10.00
    2. Ally

    Select this reward and we will give our allies a shout-out on social media

    £20.00
    3. Supporter

    Select this reward and we will put your name in our programme - for both shows!

    £40.00
    4. Monet Promoter

    Select this reward and we will send you a signed A3 Edinburgh Fringe 'A Montage of Monet' poster from the cast and crew!

    (10 remaining out of 10)
    £55.00
    5. Poe Promoter

    Select this reward and we will send you a signed A3 Edinburgh Fringe 'One Man Poe' poster from the cast and crew!

    (10 remaining out of 10)
    £60.00
    6. OG Poe Promoter

    Select this reward and we will send you a signed A3 'One Man Poe 2023 Tour' poster!

    (10 remaining out of 10)
    £65.00
    7. Super OG Poe Promoter

    Select this reward and we will send you a signed A3 'One Man Poe' ORIGINAL 2021 poster!

    (5 remaining out of 5)
    £70.00
    8. Monet Believer

    Select this reward and you will receive a signed A3 'A Montage of Monet' poster and also 2 x complimentary tickets to any of our Edinburgh shows!

    (10 remaining out of 10)
    £110.00
    9. Poe Believer

    Select this reward and you will receive a signed A3 'One Man Poe' poster and also 2 x complimentary tickets to any of our Edinburgh shows!

    (5 remaining out of 5)
    £120.00
    10. Original Artwork: 'City on Fire'

    Support Stephanie by selecting this reward, and purchase one of her original paintings: 'City on Fire' - Acrylic on canvas (47" x 39") - *Delivery cost not included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £130.00
    11. Original Artwork: 'Yin & Yang'

    Support Stephanie by selecting this reward, and purchase one of her original paintings: 'Yin & Yang' - Acrylic on canvas (39" x 39") - *Delivery cost not included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £140.00
    12. Original Artwork: 'Garden of Dreams'

    Support Stephanie by selecting this reward, and purchase one of her original paintings: 'Garden of Dreams' - Acrylic on canvas (39" x 39") - *Delivery cost not included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £150.00
    13. Private 'One Man Poe' Performance

    'One Man Poe' is a show that can be performed anywhere. We have previously performed the show in libraries, museums, galleries - even people's living rooms and kitchens! Book your own private show of 'One Man Poe' for your friends and family by selecting this reward. We'll provide all the technical equipment, all you and your friends need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

    (3 remaining out of 3)
    £400.00
    14. Producer

    Select this reward and you and/or your company will be credited as a co-producer of both shows! We'll stick your logos on all of our marketing material, credit you in our show programmes, and you'll receive 4 x complimentary tickets to both of our Edinburgh shows!

    (2 remaining out of 2)
    £450.00
    15. Original Artwork: 'The Invisible Man'

    Support Stephen by selecting this reward, and purchase one of his original paintings from his 2022 'Monsters That Made Me' series. This is a portrait of Claude Rains as 'The Invisible Man' - Acrylic on canvas (16" x 12") - *Delivery costs included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £460.00
    16. Original Artwork: 'The Wolf Man'

    Support Stephen by selecting this reward, and purchase one of his original paintings from his 2022 'Monsters That Made Me' series. This is a portrait of Lon Chaney Jr as 'The Wolf Man' - Acrylic on canvas (16" x 12") - *Delivery costs included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £470.00
    17. Original Artwork: 'The Hunchback'

    Support Stephen by selecting this reward, and purchase one of his original paintings from his 2022 'Monsters That Made Me' series. This is a portrait of Charles Laughton as 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' - Acrylic on canvas (16" x 12") - *Delivery costs included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £480.00
    18. Original Artwork: 'The Mummy'

    Support Stephen by selecting this reward, and purchase one of his original paintings from his 2022 'Monsters That Made Me' series. This is a portrait of Boris Karloff as 'The Mummy' - Acrylic on canvas (16" x 12") - *Delivery costs included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £490.00
    19. Original Artwork: 'The Phantom'

    Support Stephen by selecting this reward, and purchase one of his original paintings from his 2022 'Monsters That Made Me' series. This is a portrait of Lon Chaney Sr as 'The Phantom of the Opera' - Acrylic on canvas (16" x 12") - *Delivery costs included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £500.00
    20. Original Artwork: 'The Bride'

    Support Stephen by selecting this reward, and purchase one of his original paintings from his 2022 'Monsters That Made Me' series. This is a portrait of Elsa Lanchester as 'The Bride of Frankenstein' - Acrylic on canvas (16" x 12") - *Delivery costs included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £510.00
    21. Original Artwork: 'Nosferatu'

    Support Stephen by selecting this reward, and purchase one of his original paintings from his 2022 'Monsters That Made Me' series. This is a portrait of Max Schreck as 'Nosferatu' - Acrylic on canvas (16" x 12") - *Delivery costs included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £515.00
    22. Original Artwork: 'Mr Hyde'

    Support Stephen by selecting this reward, and purchase one of his original paintings from his 2022 'Monsters That Made Me' series. This is a portrait of Fredric March as 'Mr Hyde' - Acrylic on canvas (16" x 12") - *Delivery costs included*

    (1 remaining out of 1)
    £520.00