Tick My Box - Edinburgh Fringe 2024
Booze-soaked and unlucky in love Suze has had enough. Dumped by the love of her life Dave, she is determined to re-embrace the dating scene - with 7 hot-to-trot dates, bags of dogged persistence and copious bottles of house white - all in one evening! It's a show that has had audiences emitting uncontrollable trouser-splitting howls of laughter!
Lamb Comedy Productions
Tick My Box - Edinburgh Fringe 2024
Who am I?
I was 6 years old when I appeared in a local panto as a mouse, complete with papier-mache head, it was when I discovered that I could make people laugh. At 20 I had forgotten my modern speech for a Radio Unit at drama school so quickly penned one in the canteen! It made people laugh and I was encouraged to perform at Madame JoJos variety night. I workshopped it with Harriet Thorpe and this inspired me to write more. In 2007 I performed my first one woman show 'Clutching at Straws' in Edinburgh leading me to be nominated for The Funny Women Award. In 2010 I took the raw version of 'Tick My Box' to Edinburgh for a week as my daughter had just been born (my wife is biological and was with her just to be clear).
Between 2012-2021 I worked with Barry Glennon and had lots of fun writing and performing character sketch comedy, winning 2 awards, being finalists Leicester Square Sketch Off and being spotted by Warner Brothers just before the dreaded Covid which sadly stopped anything meaningful going ahead. During this time we entertained ourselves by filming short scenes edited together for a small group of subscribers on YouTube and a 22 minute episode of our finest sketches was aired on Latest TV (a local TV station in Brighton). The main objective being to keep sane!
In 2022 I was encouraged to get back on the solo horse, so to speak (although I am terrified of horses! So this is very much metaphorical!). With Lamb Comedy and my trusted friend Amy producing and Paddy Cooper (of recent KitKat fame 😃) directing I brought a revamped version of 'Tick My Box' to the Brighton Fringe where it sold out and won the Audience Choice Award. I then took it to Camden Fringe which was another sell out and sensibly filmed this one. I sent a copy to Ted Dowd (Gavin & Stacey; Camping; The Mighty Boosh) who's feedback firmly planted the seed of adapting the script/ placing the characters in a sitcom setting.
With that in mind I would like to take ‘Tick My Box’ to Edinburgh 2024 to reach a larger audience. I have written a treatment and the pilot episode of ‘Tick My Box’ the sitcom and this platform would provide a wonderful opportunity to promote the work, gain interest, possibly a following and potential work for others in the industry if indeed the sitcom is picked up!
Your support can help make this happen and I would be hugely grateful for any pennies you can spare.
WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL GO
[List taken from the edfringe site]
Typical Fringe expenses include:
Venue: Can include everything from hiring the space to staffing fees and equipment costs (anywhere from £0 – £10,000 per week).
Fringe Society: Fringe registration fees, ticket commission, perhaps web advertising.
Production costs: Equipment hire and transportation, public liability insurance, copyright and PRS / PPL payments.
Accommodation: Rent and utilities.
Travel: Getting to and from Edinburgh, travelling around the city.
Press and marketing: Design costs, printing flyers and posters, CDs / DVDs, distribution charges, publicity photos, publicist charges.
Administration: Office costs.
Living costs: Edinburgh is an expensive city, so remember to allow for high food and drink costs during your stay.
VAT: Check if service quotes include value added tax (VAT), which is 20%.
Contingency: Adding 5 – 10% of your sum budget costs to the total will give you some room to breathe if the unexpected happens.
WHAT'S BEEN SAID...
"A Masterclass in character comedy. Sian Hutchinson is the next Catherine Tate - you heard it here first" (Camden Kiwi)
"Hutchinson is reminiscent of Julie Walters and... Kathy Burke" (Kate Copstick - The Scotsman)
"Sian had something of Olivia Colman about her" (Bruce Dessau)
NOMINATED FUNNY WOMEN AWARD
FINALIST SKETCH-OFF COMEDY AWARDS
LAMB COMEDY PRODUCTIONS
Producer Amy Mac (of Lamb Comedy Productions) was MPW's Project Manager in 2022, bringing 25 shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. She is a trustee of Brighton Fringe, and has been involved in 10 Brighton Fringes, including programming and venue managing 2023's 'Best Venue' award winner, The Actors.
Lamb Comedy Productions was established in 2014 and has featured shows in 5 Brighton Fringe festivals since, taking 4 awards for best venue and best show. Lamb Comedy was established to promote rising stars in the comedy world, creating co-produced packages to take the financial and administration strain away from comics, and has showcased artists such as Sophie Duker, Lost Voice Guy, Sooz Kempner, Egg, and James Barr. Lamb are now focused on 'raising the baa' in LGBTQ+ and female comedy.