Sunday, 2 June 2013

The Boy Who Kick(Starter)ed Pigs

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A few months ago I did a blog about Kill The Beast Theatre Company, and their production of ex-Time Lord Tom Baker's cult novel The Boy Who Kicked Pigs. Following successful runs at the Lowry in Manchester and Jacksons Lane in London, both of which attracted rave reviews, this fledgling company are now looking to take the show to the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

In order to do this, however, they need your help. Mounting any kind of theatrical production is an expensive business; even with the Fringe's reputation for shoestring brilliance, there are all manner of costs associated with taking a show on the road. In short, Kill The Beast need £2500 to ensure that Edinburgh audiences can get the same thrill and enjoyment accorded to audiences in London and Manchester.
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The company have set up a Kickstarter page for this purpose, featuring an exclusive video (see below) and a whole range of incentives for potential donors. At the time of this blog, they've managed to raise £1865 out of their grand total, so however little money you can spare will make a huge difference to ensuring that they meet their target. Talented young theatre companies like Kill The Beast need to be encouraged, and if you can't personally make the Fringe this year, the least you can do is help to send them there.

Click here to go to the Kickstarter page and make your pig-kicking contribution. For more information on The Boy Who Kicked Pigs or Kill The Beast, you can read the London show summary here or check out my original blog post here. If all that still hasn't convinced you, take a gander at the video below:

Daniel

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