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Funding for Bibs

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This project received pledges on Thu 23 Jun 2016

Bibs, Boats, Borders and B*st*rds. 

An epic retelling of stories about the people affected by the current refugee crisis. The show highlights the political issues and delves into the people behind it all with documentary style scenes, puppetry, live music and boffin scenes, creating a dynamic and riveting performance that questions your beliefs and viewpoints. 












Backpack Theatre 

Backpack Theatre is a new and innovative theatre company which aims to confront relevant issues and tell the human stories of those involved. We are made up of 18 students who are all in their final year of East 15 World Performance and have a real interest in political issues and making theatre that is interesting, entertaining and provoking. 


Our Story

In November we staged our first performance of Bibs, Boats, Borders and B*st*rds, directed by Andre Pink, an epic retelling of stories about the people affected by the refugee crisis. Through this project we discovered many heart braking and inspiring stories that have stuck with us and feel it would be a shame not to share with the rest of the world. 

The crisis may be slowly fading out of the papers and peoples television screens, however it is by no means over, there are still thousands of people suffering and dying. By putting on this show we hope to keep the stories of those suffering alive and make the world aware that they still need our help.



Where will the money go? 

The money we raise here is essential to making this project a reality. The money we raise here will go towards the hire for our venue (The Cockpit theatre) and towards backstage staff and rehearsal costs. If we manage to exceed our minimum goal, the money will help go towards our props and costume budgets, allowing us to make the show bigger and better than before. 

Rewards

As a way of saying thank you, we are offering a number of perks for donations given to our course, ranging from mentions from on our twitter/Facebook page to complimentary tickets to the show. 


Find us here 

Website: https://backpacktheatre.wordpress.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BackpackTheatre1/
Twitter: @TheatreBackpac1


Help us succeed! 

Of course its not just donations that help. Spreading the word about our project will go a long way in raising awareness about our project so please share our funding page on Facebook, twitter and another platforms you can think of. (Even word of mouth will do the trick) 

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Shoutouts! A thank you post from our Twitter and Facebook pages to show how much we love you.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2016

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Our Faces! A personal video message from our cast to say thank you for your donation.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2016

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Meet and greet. Come and have a chat with some of the cast members to find out whats going on behind the scenes and where our inspirations come from.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2016

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In The Post! You will receive a post card hand written by one of us. You will also get a shout out on Facebook/Twitter and a mention in our program.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2016

Pledge £40 or more

Come see our Dress! Watch us do a studio dress run just before we take it to the big stage + Shout out on Twitter and Facebook and mention in the program.

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2016

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Come see the real thing! A complementary ticket to see the show at The Cockpit Theatre + Shout out on Twitter and Facebook and mention in the program.

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2016

Pledge £75 or more

keepsake. You will receive a signed production photo from our original run at Clifftown Theatre as well as a complementary ticket for the show AND shout out on Twitter and Facebook and mention in the program.

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2016

Pledge £100 or more

The Big One! You will receive a complementary ticket to see the show, a signed photo of the cast, invitation to watch a studio dress run, a personal video message from the cast, a shout out on Twitter and Facebook AND a personal message in the program thanking you for your contribution. Your the best!

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2016