Next to Normal

is creating Experimental Theatre

2

patrons

$100

per Show
***This website is only in dollars, however it does accept sterling - the sterling amount is under each reward***

We need to raise money to perform our first show at the Edinburgh Fringe. It's an ambitious one!

We owe a lot to our friends and family to even get to the point of being able to write and perform a show, let alone produce it, so this is one way we can keep everyone we know updated on our progress and hopefully show them that we are doing something they can be proud of.

This is also an important way we can raise funds for the show. We haven't got any backing or grants so we need to raise £5,000 (this website is in dollars so it's $7596!). We both have jobs and are contributing to the fund alongside organising a fundraising campaign. So as well as offering all kinds of rewards, we are putting every penny we have into getting us up to the Fringe! 

Any income outside of the site will be noted down here so we can keep track of our overall progress!







A little more about the show:

It's called 'AM I NOT PRETTY ENOUGH?!!!?!?!???'. Liz and Clare pose as very serious scientists leading a very serious exploratorium in order to answer the question 'AM I NOT PRETTY ENOUGH?!!!?!?!???' or, more specifically, what the bloody hell is a woman? We are assisted by a very helpful musician, who has composed music that provides the melody for Liz to do some opera (she's properly trained and everything), to act as the narrator of the show, and to keep it spontaneous and exciting. 

We are crossing over into lots of different disciplines, drawing on all kinds of references to produce a piece of theatre that should be bloody lovely to watch. We want to create a performance that communicates the message of being able to do whatever you want, of believing whatever you want to believe, and knowing that you have the right to say it, regardless of who you are or where you come from. 

The 'world' which we are surrounding the audience with for an hour is one that we have created by calling on what it felt like, what it sounded like, what it looked like to be in a time and place that have inspired us; training in a Conservatorium in an 21st century Australia; watching a silent film in 1890s Paris, listening to the improvised accompaniment of the pianist; dancing all night at the Twisted Manchester in 1965; falling in love in present-day England; hearing Jeux d’eau being performed for the first time in Paris in 1902, and for the first time in 1998; the complex emotional and physical endurance of depression and anxiety; being a young woman in early 21st century London, how it feels to be in the body you’ve been tasked with; watching Zhang Yimou’s manipulation of colour in Hero, feeling yourself change as the colours change; the paralysing impotence of being lost, young, and unimportant.

If you would like to contribute towards our show, we would massively appreciate it! If you're up in Edinburgh this summer, we'd love to see you there.

Lots of love,
Clare and Liz
Tiers
Pledge $7.60 or more per Show
£5

Mp3 of Liz singing your favourite song.
Pledge $7.60 or more per Show
£5

You will receive a video of Clare dancing. 

She is not a good dancer.
Pledge $7.60 or more per Show
£5

Clare will learn and film an impression of your chosen celebrity. If required, she will read out a message that you provide in the voice of the celebrity.


Pledge $15.20 or more per Show
£10

Challenge performed, recorded, and uploaded to your facebook. You will be thanked and referenced.

Pledge $15.20 or more per Show
£10

A copy of Liz's album.


Pledge $18 or more per Show
£12 - £35

Marshmallow Birthday Cake - £25

Rainbow Cake (with royal icing or with Raspberry-Lemon Swiss Meringue frosting) - £25 (royal), £30 (meringue frosting)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake - £25

Red Wine Velvet Cake - £35

Meringues (peppermint, raspberry, rosewater AND MORE) - £4 for 4 (they're pretty big)

Vegan Mango Banana Bread - £12


(lots more information at claredoesfood.wordpress.com - but it's still under construction, so maybe not that much more at the moment)

Can be hand-delivered if within M25.
Pledge $22.80 or more per Show
£15

Higher risk challenge performed, recorded, and uploaded to our facebook. You will be thanked and referenced.


Pledge $30.40 or more per Show
£20

A REALLY REALLY RISKY challenge performed, recorded, and uploaded to our facebook. You will be thanked and referenced.


Pledge $30.40 or more per Show
£20

We will write you a song. 

What we need:

- A genre
- 4 or 5 facts about you
- Your name
Pledge $76.01 or more per Show
£50

Clare will cater your dinner party.

This price depends on:
Number of courses
Number of diners
Choice of menu

Information can be found on her website: claredoesfood.wordpress.com (still under construction!)

E-mail us for more details
Pledge $98.81 or more per Show
£65

A copy of Liz's album

and

Something from 'Clare Does Food' - choices found on this link claredoesfood.wordpress.com (under construction!)


Pledge $106 or more per Show
£70

Clare will paint the face of your choice (permission must be received) onto a TASTEFUL nude body of your choosing.
Pledge $114.01 or more per Show
£75

Clare will create a personal walking tour for you and up to 5 people.

We need from you:

- The desired area of London 
- The theme of the walking tour e.g. serial killers
- A time period, if requested
Pledge $304.02 or more per Show
£200

Liz will perform at your event. She's a classically trained singer, whaaaat!! Look at what she does: elizabethshearer.portfoliobox.me

E-mail us for more details
Pledge $456 or more per Show
£300

Liz will sing at your event
and
Clare will cater your event

Cost will vary depending on size of event, number of songs required, buffet or sit-down meal e.t.c!

E-mail us for more details
Pledge $7,569 or more per Show
£5,000

We will live in your house with you for a month and entertain you for MINIMUM 1 hour per day.
Pledge $15,201.50 or more per Show
£10,000

Clare will be your surrogate for your future baby.

(THIS IS A JOKE ONE. I WILL NOT DO THIS)
Goals
$100 of $1,508 per Show
1st Feb: $118.60 or £78.64
1 of 2
***This website is only in dollars, however it does accept sterling - the sterling amount is under each reward***

We need to raise money to perform our first show at the Edinburgh Fringe. It's an ambitious one!

We owe a lot to our friends and family to even get to the point of being able to write and perform a show, let alone produce it, so this is one way we can keep everyone we know updated on our progress and hopefully show them that we are doing something they can be proud of.

This is also an important way we can raise funds for the show. We haven't got any backing or grants so we need to raise £5,000 (this website is in dollars so it's $7596!). We both have jobs and are contributing to the fund alongside organising a fundraising campaign. So as well as offering all kinds of rewards, we are putting every penny we have into getting us up to the Fringe! 

Any income outside of the site will be noted down here so we can keep track of our overall progress!







A little more about the show:

It's called 'AM I NOT PRETTY ENOUGH?!!!?!?!???'. Liz and Clare pose as very serious scientists leading a very serious exploratorium in order to answer the question 'AM I NOT PRETTY ENOUGH?!!!?!?!???' or, more specifically, what the bloody hell is a woman? We are assisted by a very helpful musician, who has composed music that provides the melody for Liz to do some opera (she's properly trained and everything), to act as the narrator of the show, and to keep it spontaneous and exciting. 

We are crossing over into lots of different disciplines, drawing on all kinds of references to produce a piece of theatre that should be bloody lovely to watch. We want to create a performance that communicates the message of being able to do whatever you want, of believing whatever you want to believe, and knowing that you have the right to say it, regardless of who you are or where you come from. 

The 'world' which we are surrounding the audience with for an hour is one that we have created by calling on what it felt like, what it sounded like, what it looked like to be in a time and place that have inspired us; training in a Conservatorium in an 21st century Australia; watching a silent film in 1890s Paris, listening to the improvised accompaniment of the pianist; dancing all night at the Twisted Manchester in 1965; falling in love in present-day England; hearing Jeux d’eau being performed for the first time in Paris in 1902, and for the first time in 1998; the complex emotional and physical endurance of depression and anxiety; being a young woman in early 21st century London, how it feels to be in the body you’ve been tasked with; watching Zhang Yimou’s manipulation of colour in Hero, feeling yourself change as the colours change; the paralysing impotence of being lost, young, and unimportant.

If you would like to contribute towards our show, we would massively appreciate it! If you're up in Edinburgh this summer, we'd love to see you there.

Lots of love,
Clare and Liz

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Tiers
Pledge $7.60 or more per Show
£5

Mp3 of Liz singing your favourite song.
Pledge $7.60 or more per Show
£5

You will receive a video of Clare dancing. 

She is not a good dancer.
Pledge $7.60 or more per Show
£5

Clare will learn and film an impression of your chosen celebrity. If required, she will read out a message that you provide in the voice of the celebrity.


Pledge $15.20 or more per Show
£10

Challenge performed, recorded, and uploaded to your facebook. You will be thanked and referenced.

Pledge $15.20 or more per Show
£10

A copy of Liz's album.


Pledge $18 or more per Show
£12 - £35

Marshmallow Birthday Cake - £25

Rainbow Cake (with royal icing or with Raspberry-Lemon Swiss Meringue frosting) - £25 (royal), £30 (meringue frosting)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake - £25

Red Wine Velvet Cake - £35

Meringues (peppermint, raspberry, rosewater AND MORE) - £4 for 4 (they're pretty big)

Vegan Mango Banana Bread - £12


(lots more information at claredoesfood.wordpress.com - but it's still under construction, so maybe not that much more at the moment)

Can be hand-delivered if within M25.
Pledge $22.80 or more per Show
£15

Higher risk challenge performed, recorded, and uploaded to our facebook. You will be thanked and referenced.


Pledge $30.40 or more per Show
£20

A REALLY REALLY RISKY challenge performed, recorded, and uploaded to our facebook. You will be thanked and referenced.


Pledge $30.40 or more per Show
£20

We will write you a song. 

What we need:

- A genre
- 4 or 5 facts about you
- Your name
Pledge $76.01 or more per Show
£50

Clare will cater your dinner party.

This price depends on:
Number of courses
Number of diners
Choice of menu

Information can be found on her website: claredoesfood.wordpress.com (still under construction!)

E-mail us for more details
Pledge $98.81 or more per Show
£65

A copy of Liz's album

and

Something from 'Clare Does Food' - choices found on this link claredoesfood.wordpress.com (under construction!)


Pledge $106 or more per Show
£70

Clare will paint the face of your choice (permission must be received) onto a TASTEFUL nude body of your choosing.
Pledge $114.01 or more per Show
£75

Clare will create a personal walking tour for you and up to 5 people.

We need from you:

- The desired area of London 
- The theme of the walking tour e.g. serial killers
- A time period, if requested
Pledge $304.02 or more per Show
£200

Liz will perform at your event. She's a classically trained singer, whaaaat!! Look at what she does: elizabethshearer.portfoliobox.me

E-mail us for more details
Pledge $456 or more per Show
£300

Liz will sing at your event
and
Clare will cater your event

Cost will vary depending on size of event, number of songs required, buffet or sit-down meal e.t.c!

E-mail us for more details
Pledge $7,569 or more per Show
£5,000

We will live in your house with you for a month and entertain you for MINIMUM 1 hour per day.
Pledge $15,201.50 or more per Show
£10,000

Clare will be your surrogate for your future baby.

(THIS IS A JOKE ONE. I WILL NOT DO THIS)