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The Lovers

A project in Brighton and Hove City, UK by Spun Glass Theatre

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A new devised theatre piece exploring the weight of gender stereotypes and the chaos of love, inspired by 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Backers: 66
Average Pledge Per Backer: £32

Funded: £2,117 of £2,100
Dates: Mar 30th -> Apr 28th (30 days)
Project By: Spun Glass Theatre
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Latest News

You did it! £2117 raised!

April 28th - via:
Target hit!Today is a very special day for all of us at Spun Glass Theatre HQ as your support means that we've hit our target and we can now continue to develop The Lovers taking it to theatres and schools across the country later this year! And we... (Read More)

Nearly there! - 20 hours to go!

April 27th - via:
Hi backers, Thank you again for all your support during this campaign. We are now nearing the last hours of this Kickstarter campaign - only 20 hours left for us to make our target! We only need £73 to hit the target - please do give us a last... (Read More)

3 days and £150 left to go!

April 24th - via:
Dear backers,  Thank you so much for your support so far. We're just 8% away from reaching our target which is absolutely incredible.    There's only 3 days to go though so we need all the help we can get for that final push, as we really want you... (Read More)

89% funded!

April 17th - via:
Hi backers, Thank you so much for your incredible support over the last few days. Our £1 pledge day last Friday was amazing - we got tons of new backers and raised nearly £100! We have just over £200 to raise as we head into the last week of the... (Read More)

Over 75% funded!

April 16th - via:
Hi backers, Well, I guess this is the down hill trek to the finish line now! We've just 11 days left to reach our target, and the end seems in sight with £400 to raise. Thank you so much for all the work you've been doing to help spread the word... (Read More)

New video!

April 14th - via:
Hi backers, We've got a gorgeous new video for The Lovers by talented film maker Matthew Grant. He has really captured the fun and chaos we created in the showcase performance. I've uploaded it as the main video on the Kickstarter page but just... (Read More)

Response from our sound designer Tim

April 13th - via:
Hi backers! Hope you had a lovely weekend. We're back with a response from our sound designer Tim. Tim created unique compositions and soundscapes which underscored many of the scenes we presented for the showcase on March 11th. "I was very grateful... (Read More)

Draw My Love Life videos

April 10th - via:
 Hello backers! Hope you're enjoying this lovely sunshine we've been having - long may it continue!  Today I want to share with you some videos we created during the research for The Lovers - asking people to share their love stories by creating... (Read More)

30% funded!

April 8th - via:
Hey backers, We're very pleased that The Lovers is now 30% funded with nearly £100 pledged today alone! There is momentum building behind this project and we only have you to thank for that. Please do continue the good work of sharing, spreading the... (Read More)

An Unexpected Cabaret Performance

April 7th - via:
Hi backers, It's been a beautiful sunny day down in Brighton today - really enjoying the changing weather and hope it holds out for next weekend! Which doesn't seem too far away in this second four day week - aren't we the lucky ones!  Found texts... (Read More)

Some thoughts from our live animator Kara Darch

April 6th - via:
Hello backers, Just wanted to drop some thoughts into your inbox as we're sitting on the edge of the Bank Holiday, contemplating the prospect of returning to work tomorrow with more than a little trepidation... Hopefully this will distract you for a... (Read More)

Taylor Hermoine & Co - promoting safe relationships to teenagers

April 5th - via:
Hey backers, Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I'd like to share some information with you about an amazing new Australian organisation Taylor Hermoine & Co who are working hard to promote safe relationships to teenagers through feminist... (Read More)

Performer's Response to creating The Lovers - Harrie Hayes

April 4th - via:
Hi, I'd like to share with you Harrie's response to devising and performing in The Lovers: So the R+D and showcase performance is over but the dust is nowhere near settled… It’s interesting and delightful to come to the end of a project and feel... (Read More)

Love Experiment!

April 3rd - via:
Hello lovely backers, So, it could be because I love all of you for pledging generously to help The Lovers move on to the next stage or because the chemicals I've been using for my Bank Holiday Spring Clean have gone right to my head - but I have the... (Read More)

Some fab videos of support for our Kickstarter

April 2nd - via:
Hey fabulous backers, I hope you are all settled into your mega bank holiday relax-a-thon already, with some lovely things planned for the days off ahead. If you have to work, then drop me a line and we can have a good old moan together. Before you... (Read More)

Performer's Response to creating The Lovers - John Bannister

April 1st - via:
Hi backers!  Another busy day at Spun Glass HQ – we’ve been working hard to spread the news about The Lovers as far and wide as we can! We’ve been contacting theatres, artists and supporters to tell them about the project and begin... (Read More)

Audience responses to The Lovers

March 31st - via:
Hello lovely backers! Day Two of The Lovers on Kickstarter is now drawing to a close so I thought that today I would share some of the audience responses from the work in progress performance with you.  They were asked: How would you describe The... (Read More)

We're off to a great start!

March 30th - via:
Hello lovely backers, At the moment you're in a very exclusive club of six, which means you are going to feel the full force of our love! We launched about five hours ago and we've already hit £165 pledged which is fantastic.  I'm going to post... (Read More)

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