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Today is the 11th of June.
That means we are exactly one month away from our preview showing at Dorchester Arts and exactly two months away from our opening night at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
We all just wanted to say a massive thank you again to all those that kindly donated.
Your generosity has now provided us with a very real and a very solid foundation from which to leap.
If we land on our feet or fall blindly into the abyss is another thing.
That is up to us.
All we can do is now beg journalists to review us, beg punters to watch us and beg you to have faith.
We will work hard. We will break a leg. And we can now because of you.
With five days left to go, I just wanted to say another big thank you to all those who’ve donated.
Believe me when I say: we simply could not do this without your help. So thank you.
With three months till showtime, we’re in full action mode trying to ensure a successful fringe.
Do come check up on us on Twitter @EdFringeMallets and share with anyone who cares.
It’s the encouragement of you all so far that makes it this such a joy.
Donate and spread the love! Thank you.
Thank you does not do justice to the kindest and support shown by so many over the past two weeks. I know I speak for myself and for everyone working on Mallets that the generosity we have seen has been truly breathtaking. I’m humbled. I’m honoured and now, I’m quite nervous.
With May rapidly slipping away we are soon approaching our D-day. Press releases are being drafted, posters are being reviewed, photoshoots are being shot and Instagram accounts being made. We’ve organised to do a preview in my home county of Dorset to face the music before heading up to the Fringe.
Our cast is set and ready to roll with the lovely Lola Byam-Shaw as 'Kate', the hilarious Harry Fredrickson as 'Sam' and the marvellous Merle Wheldon-Posner, stepping round to the other side of the table and starring as ‘Phillipa’.
Transport is being organised. Sets are being designed. Props are being pilfered and Mothers have been warned that their wardrobes will be ransacked. Thunderbirds are go.
We have 13 days to reach our final target. These next 13 days will be crucial to our success. So please. If you haven’t already. Donate, like, share, spread the word. Every little bit really does help.
Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.
Donations over £15 will be gifted one of our beautiful A4 posters, signed by all the team. Our poster was designed by internationally renowned illustrator Claudio Muñoz and can be yours for the sum total of three fivers. We’ll even write you a personalised haiku on the back. Note that posters can only be posted within the UK.
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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2019
Donations over £70 will be gifted a poster (with maybe even a full poem) and two premier front row tickets to any of our performances at Edinburgh. Posters will be posted within the UK only. Tickets will be available for collection on the door. Please note that travel and accommodation costs are not included in this reward (sorry!).
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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2019
Donations over £130 will be gifted a poster (with a full-blown love poem), two premier front row tickets, and a meet and greet with all cast and crew over a drink after the show - at which point we shall all insist on worshiping you and referring to you by any title nobility that you may choose. Small print: poster and tickets will be available for collection on the door. For the meet and greet you'll be met by a member of the cast or creative team after their ten minute 'get out' at the entrance to the venue. You'll be taken to a good bar nearby and brought a drink up to the value of £16.50. The date is of your choosing within the 12- 24 show dates. Travel and accommodation is not included in this reward (sorry!).
Estimated delivery: 1 August 2019