We made it!

Yesterday we achieved 108% of our funding through Kickstarter! We are so grateful to everyone who donated and helped us spread the word. Now the preparations really begin. Outstanding rewards will be made and sent out, and we will begin rehearsals for Sardinia. We hope to announce some preview performances in the UK, so stay tuned for details. If you think you might be interested in hosting a performance of Portrait, please get in touch. Now time for a brief rest and reflection. If the sun is shinning where you are, then take a walk or read a book. That’s what we’ll be doing today.

Thanks again for all your support.

Only 9 days to go…

As I sit here in the summer sun I dream of performing our latest piece ‘Portrait’ in Sardinia at the Rooted Moon International Theatre festival this August. Since we started our Kickstarter campaign almost 3 weeks ago, we have received much support, including many retweets from friends and theatre professionals alike. (We have even been retweeted by Lyn Gardener and Tamzin Outhwaite!)

Although we’ve received much publicity so far, we still have 9 days to go and have not quite reached our target of £600. George and I would both be so grateful if you could share or like our Kickstarter campaign, or even donate (if you can) in order for our project to be a success. We are already rehearsing scenes and writing the soundtrack to the piece, including writing funding applications for some more UK performances this Autumn.

So here’s the link and hopefully, next time we post, we’ll be even closer to our goal!

Developing Portrait- Design

We’ve been busy designing the poster for our latest piece, Portrait, which we are hoping to take to the Rooted Moon festival in Sardinia this August.

Here is the poster so far:

portrait poster 4

The main elements of the poster were drawn by hand before being scanned into a computer. We really wanted the poster to show the child-like nature of the piece and for the design to have a ‘home-made’ feel to it. Because we will be touring the show abroad, we will be working with minimal props. We hope that the majority of the props will be made by us.

Thank you so much to everyone who has shared or donated to our Kickstarter. We are getting ever closer to our target now, so please do keep spreading the word.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1935261728/portrait-by-above-bounds-theatre-collective

Thanks again for your support!

Above Bounds go to Sardinia

We’ve been busy preparing out next show Portrait and composing the soundtrack. Plus all of you have been showing your support by backing out Kickstarter campaign which has already reached 50% with 19 days to go. Keep up the support! Thanks

Updates

Hello everyone!

We have some exciting news! This year, Helen and I will be developing a family show which we are hoping to take to the Rooted Moon International Theatre Festival this summer. We are currently putting together some ideas for the show and will be running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of the piece. Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for updates and how you can support our journey.

News: Listless

We have been busy developing our show Listless which we hope to develop and rehearse in the future.

Listless takes place in a rundown café and shows a group of people brought together to discuss death, They don’t know why they have been brought together or who arranged the meeting, but they are there and they have a job to do. Terminally ill, rapt with guilt, looking for an answer, they all have an immediate relationship with death and they want to talk about it. Through their musings on suicide, dying, grief, forgiveness, the afterlife and funerals, we see not only the end but the beginning of life.

‘Death is not the end of everything. Rain still falls, wars still rage and in increasingly bizarre situations people still fall in love.’

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Hamlet

As you may have seen from our twitter feed today (@AboveBounds) we have been thinking about Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Now one of the set-backs of Twitter of course is the 140 character limit. Shakespeare had no such limitations, so here we would like to share with you a slightly longer quote and hopefully spark a thought. It’s a well known speech but that doesn’t relinquish any of its potency. Enjoy!

I have of late–but
wherefore I know not–lost all my mirth, forgone all
custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily
with my disposition that this goodly frame, the
earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most
excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave
o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted
with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to
me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.
What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how
express and admirable! in action how like an angel!
in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the
world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me,
what is this quintessence of dust?

Hamlet, Act two, Scene two, William Shakespeare

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