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Bonny & Read is a new musical play by Claire Novello, with music composed by Frederick Appleby, and directed by award-winning director Kenneth Michaels. It depicts the circumstances that led these two women to disguise themselves as men, go out to sea, and join the notoriously male-dominated world of piracy. There are four singers and three musicians involved.

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£365 funded
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A Thousand Sons is a solo show written and performed by Jamie Sefton telling the true story of British nuclear test veterans. After successful runs at Camden Fringe 2021 and Edinburgh Fringe 2022, A Thousand Sons heads to Camden People's Theatre (CPT) in November as part of their autumn season.

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£1,102 funded
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Cycles is a feature film about an apprehensive young man who moves into university halls. Once he arrives, the sudden feeling of isolation forces him into an argument with his older brother about identity, love, and the repression of dreams.

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£2,359 funded
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Borders is a story about two potential enemies that meet on Grindr.
Written by Nimrod Danishman and directed by Neta Gracewell, it’s the debut production of Junction Theatre & Performance.
Support the first performance run of this beautiful and important LGBTQ+ Middle Eastern story and help us bring Borders to audiences across the UK!

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£916 funded
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Experimental & art
Completion

Blueprints is a digital immersive journey that uses an online platform to introduce it’s intriguing, surreal world. Prepare to explore an online hybrid of immersive theatre and a choose your own adventure game. Audience will click through a derelict house and thorough each choice, the audience will alter the heroine’s narrative, exploring how key moments with our mothers shape us.

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£7,064 funded
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Bea’s older neighbour was her first love, her first cigarette, her first prosthetic eye. When Bea is invited to the Wellcome Collection to speak about her expertise making glass eyes, she must unpack her mentor’s effect on her work to find who and what she really loves.

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£2,407 funded
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'#MenToo' is a nonprofit musical comedy which follows the journey of four Meninists- a van man, an academic, a Broga instructor and a start-up entrepreneur- attempting to save their community space from becoming the first Women’s Health centre in the UK. Set to all-original songs such as 'The Brotest' and 'A Catcall for Help', Brian, Dave, Casey and Quest brave the obstacles of a post-#MeToo world

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£1,310 funded
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Jungle Door invites its audience to indulge in the joyous, disheartening, and hopeful moments over a year shared by ex-lovers Michelle and Louise as they rekindle their friendship. Challenged by beauty standards and the housing crisis Michelle smiles through the filler and plans her perfect day, unaware her bridesmaid is hiding a dark secret.

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£1,226 funded
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Bold House Productions presents the electrifying thriller The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm directed by Wendy Bollard at the Hen&Chickens Theatre Tue 1 FEB - Sat 5 FEB 2022

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£1,816 funded
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Denmark. 2am. A hotel room. Three weary travellers, an unexpected will, and a production of Hamlet to rehearse before morning. After creating the wildly successful Nearly Lear, which has toured internationally to audience and critical acclaim, award-winning actor Susanna Hamnett joins forces with her son and daughter to bring her unique vision to another of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.

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£2,581.94 funded
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New Moon Monologues are a monthly platform established for emerging writers based around the lunar cycle. Launched by Erin Holland and Grace O’Keefe, aka the Queens of Cups, in the Autumn of 2020, the new writing nights have featured over 30 playwrights, poets, and writers from all over the world.

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£3,367 funded
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Tritone Theatre presents ‘The Greatest Hits of Lily and John’ at Pleasance Courtyard, 3rd - 28th August 2022!
Originally programmed as part of VAULT festival 2022, we were supported for previews rehoused for 3 nights at The Other Palace in March.
AND NOW - We're heading to the FRINGE FESTIVAL!

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£2,976 funded
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‘Mario: A Super Musical!’ is a new British musical that celebrates the wonderful world of Super Mario. We join a host of Mario’s sidekicks when the red-suited mustachioed plumber goes missing. How will this discombobulated group step out from the ‘Player 2’ shadows to rescue their rescuer? Will it be mission complete or game over?

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£777.5 funded
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Clean! is a rousing and award-winning musical about the ordinary and extraordinary women of laundry hill, Brighton. It celebrates women’s resilience and sisterhood (dare we say feminism?!) across 150 years of history.
At the premiere in June, audiences and critics alike loved it, and several reviewers said it belongs in the West End. This project is about making that happen.

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£2,745 funded
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"This is a story for anyone who has ever felt they were or are different from majority" LondonTheatre1
This is a love letter to mums, mothers, doctors and donors. It tells the story of Alice as she comes of age whilst coming to terms with being a Donor Conceived Person. Alice takes you with her as she muses nature, nurture and everything in between. "Authentic, funny and very moving" Jessica

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£3,415 funded
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After a series of related symptoms, 24-year-old Eve begins to think she’s pregnant, only for a doctor to reveal that she is experiencing early menopause. Despite initial reluctance to address her feelings, the news forces Eve to seek support from those around her and to explore what it truly means to be a woman.

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£1,000 funded
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Rabbit Hole is a hybrid live-digital show about conspiracy theories. It asks why we believe the things we do and how healthy curiosity can turn into a dogmatic mistrust of mainstream narratives. 5 performers take the audience through an interactive, subversive, and surprising world. First created by Feral Bird Theatre in 2021, and supported by New Diorama Theatre, the Cockpit, and Applecart Arts

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£1,870 funded
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Experimental & art
Completion

This R&D project originated directly as a response to the covid pandemic of 2020. The project pairs high calibre, diverse dance artists with diverse communities to create a unique collection of online solo dance films representing the communities involved

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£1,855 funded
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Ceschi + Lane present Confinement: a project exploring Motherhood in the Pandemic, taking place at the Walthamstow Wetlands in September. With the company’s highly distinctive costume-led choreography and innovative sound design, Confinement is a living testament to motherhood over lockdown. The project includes free creative workshops for mothers, performances and an online collective artwork.

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£1,277 funded
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A documentary play about the Grenfell Tower fire which reconstructs the residents' fight to stop the inevitable using only council meeting minutes, letters, blogs and inquiry information.

Written by Kensington writer and activist Nathaniel McBride, the play will debut at Maxilla Social Club in North Kensington on Tuesday 31st May to Sunday 12th June 2022.

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£1,981 funded
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The London Playwrights Festival 2021 is a celebration of new writing in London and beyond! The festival will feature play readings from exciting new writers who we have been working with through our development programmes over the last year, along with Q&A's, networking opportunities for playwrights, and digital events.

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£2,220 funded
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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.

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£380 funded
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“Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure;
Like doth quit like, and measure still for measure.”
One of Shakespeare’s genre-breaking problem plays, Measure for Measure follows a city in turmoil - Vienna is chock full of fornicators, drunkards, and a bumbling government overseeing it all.

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£762 funded
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A "talking heads" style live theatre show, capturing seven different stories during Lockdown. Written by Saskia Wesnigk-Wood these pieces are warm, surreal, funny and heart wrenching; a remarkable snapshot behind closed doors, highlighting how different the lockdown experience was for everyone.

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£1,740 funded
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Birmingham. 0121. The grotty Powerleague pitches. The era of the Topman Rihanna T’shirt, The Streets and Dizzee Rascal Sunnies. Kieron has just been kicked out of his beloved 5 aside football team for missing the division 5 deciding goal. He now has to make the decision - give up on his dreams of being scouted, or form a new team from the drug dealers at the Hardwick Arms?

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£1,015 funded
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This is a dramedy about HIV stigma in young gay men. In a world where our elders and mentors are not around, and there is no education, HIV has become something mysterious and something to be feared. Through the lens of a new gay relationship, this play interrogates the how and why of this stigma and ultimately seeks to educate audiences through a casual and conversational tone.

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£3,735 funded
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A powerful devised theatre piece exploring womanhood, sex, shame and God.

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£1,145 funded
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Ewan and Tim are stuck. After a much regretted, spur-of-the-moment invitation leads them to a hike of the Wiltshire hills, with the dark coming on they’re beginning to realise just how little they have in common. A play about standing stones, the solar system, and putting one foot in front of the other. Friendship is written by Kit Brookman and directed by George Nichols, for VAULT Festival 2022.

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