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Putting on a play?

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Danishfurniturelover, 29 May 2019.

  1. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Cecil Poynton

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    I am aiming to showcase my new well the only play I have ever written actually at next years Brighton festival. We have been to a few fringe events most have been utter gash and the extremely odd annie lennox play made me realise how good my own is.

    At the moment I am looking for some funding, I will be looking to put it on in the Marlborough http://www.marlboroughtheatre.org.uk/venue-info/ Now does anyone have any advice on how to get funding do you set up a just giving page what is the procedure?

    The play is called "The stalkers guide to choosing Ice Cream"

    It is a coming an age story about a slacker set in the early 90's the is a slight The Graduate feel to its in part, a 16 year old lad not sure of his future and culminates in his sexual awakening when he loses his virginity at the end of the play. This is important because to really get the point across I will need some heavy lighting as at the end when he cums I want the lights to burst so bright the audience be temporally blinded.

    Anyone wanting to get involved please feel free to PM me I will be prepared to give out shares in the stalkers guide and I do expect after next years fringe to make our way if I get the right cast up to the west end.

    Thanks Ben.
     
  2. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Simon Davies

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    Sounds like a tour de force.

    Just remember the casting couch is considered not cool these days Chich, we don't want to see the Google ad revenue - which Scara is going to donate - go down the bricker before the lighting guy gets to explode at least once.
     
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    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    This forum never stops amazing me.
     
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  4. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Jimmy Neighbour

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    If this happens, I want a ticket.
     
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    Thebarbarian Michael Brown

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    Why ?? He's already told us the ending !!

    Are you on to the sequel yet Chich? Does it progress into choosing custard based confectioneries? or are you combining the two with a creme anglaise base? These are important details I need clarifying before I decide to invest.
     
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  6. Jon

    Jon Chris Armstrong

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    Before I invest I need some more detail around the bigger picture and next steps.

    Is it better suited to a movie adaptation - one which we could perhaps drag out to a trilogy?

    Or would we be better going straight to Netflix for a 13 part series and leave the ending open so we can create a bidding war for season two across all the major TV channels and streaming services?
     
  7. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    There had better be tits in it or I'm not watching.
     
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    the dza Christian Ziege

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    LemonadeMoney Jimmy Neighbour

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    You may need to shag a few old women theproducers-3_758_426_81_s_c1.jpg
     
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    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    AuroRaman Young-Pyo Lee

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    The Prince's Trust is a good avenue for funding, as is starting your own gofundme or Patreon page. Have you got a treatment written up and basic plan for staging?

    I am happy to invest in this project on the condition I get to join you in person when you pitch to Prince Charles.
     
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    Daisuk Frederic Kanoute

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    I can't express just how badly I want to see this play. Please update us along the way. :D
     
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    Aldo Bobby Mimms

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    Any sequel would be brick, as he’ll fudge off half way through to write the 67th Star Wars movie.
     
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    monkeybarry Dean Richards

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    I think we just found out where all the old posters went.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Can we crowdfund you ???
     
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    glasgowspur Vedran Corluka

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    I'm assuming auto correct has changed the last part of crowd fudge.
     
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    Jon Chris Armstrong

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    Under Chich’s patio?
     
  18. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Cecil Poynton

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    It is a one of piece, I feel if it was a movie it would be on the BFI list for its subscribers.

    The age of the protagonist has varied over several drafts from 16 to early 20s. Early 20s at times feels better to me because it would have more of a feel of a man who life is passing by. Just felt it would be to close to the Graduate which has been an heavy influence in my writing. Protagonist is the main character.

    The dialogue has a bit of a woody allen feel to it, another heavy influence on my writing (whatever works being one of my favourite movies of all time) the protagonist or main character to you is a listless but nice guy, never been good with the opposite sex he meets and befriends a female outcast and though not huge amount happens, the dialogue is both poignant and funny and life affirming.

    M wife, Lucy who has read it has made a couple of suggestions which might result into another rewrite. Apparently the main characters father only ever saying "sh*t or get off the pot" is not sensible for the plot. I think it is essential to set the tone of angst in the main character and how everyone in his life speaks in cliches that infuriate him and heightens his isolation, meaning the love story that follows even more beautiful.

    Also I have to work out how to get the song from the mother about corn flakes stopping you masturbating into the play, maybe only 2 verses and the chorus song once, though am also wondering whether it will work better as a ditty rather then a full blown song. Fun fact, cornflakes were invented to stop people masturbating.
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Cecil Poynton

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    No Nazis but the is a song about cornflakes and masturbating, I have tried to get something for everyone into the play while not selling out and staying true to my original intent to write what is a coming of age love story.
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Cecil Poynton

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    No I have used the dummies guide for writing plays as my main guide that and my outstanding creative brain. I sense you know more about this sort of thing then me.

    The issue with staging is that the Marlborough is mainly aimed at the Gay and other community, a community that I am more then happy in but am not actually a part of, even if on the whole I prefer them to the straight community. I have decided to view myself as non binary, but I am not to sure what that means. I think to stage the play there I might have to make the main character gay.

    In some respects this will work better because for the pivotal last scene when he cums, just before the lights blind people. He can be fudging his love interest doggy style and then you can see both their faces. If I can find good actors that can truly convey the deep sense of finding that other person that gets you in this scene then actually having them gay would improve the scene.

    Of course you can do women doggy style, I do the wife like this after we have had garlic bread, but never after a curry. But I feel that sex scenes when a woman is being done doggy style seem to some how degrade the woman. This final and pivotal last scene should be about love and finding someone else in the world who truly gets you and respects the choose in ice cream that you make.
     

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