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Thursday, 26 May 2011

THE GRAND TOUR

I promised I'd keep you posted, and here's the news... We're shooting in the gorgeous, city centre, luxury Blythswood Square Hotel. An amazing building, recently converted from the RSAC - there is a Restaurant where you can dine or have delicious Afternoon Tea, a Salon bar dotted with Grecian pillars, and a Spa to relax.


 

  

  

 

We will be shooting in one of the suites and the show will take the audience through the Salon bar, down the stunning staircase, and through the foyer to the entrance of the hotel.

CAST

We are thrilled to introduce you to our cast members, who will be working with us to create this five-minute extravaganza... We feel incredibly lucky to have them all on board.

Kate Middleton will be played by Hannah Day


 William of Windsor will be played by Jordan McCurrach


and
The Waiter will be played by Robbie Mack


FUNDBLAZING

It's been awhile since I updated you, but the amazing news is that we're now at $2,230 with 27 days to reach our $3,500 target. We have so many people to thank for this - Roanne Dods, Ingvild Paulsen, Rebecca Kenyon, Claire Thom, Adam Brannen, Joanna Dickson Leach, Hugh Ellison, Dinty Dickson Leach, Andrea Gibb, Clare Kerr, Kate Struthers, Shona Thomson, Lizzie Francke and Rachel Robey! The notion of 'crowd'funding is really starting to take shape now that we have a veritable crowd on board. We feel so lucky to be so supported by our friends and family. Thank you all.


Shona was our first 'Paparazzi' level supporter - which means she will be one of the 10 members of the audience on the 20th June. And Lizzie is one of our 'Bridesmaids' - and so the lucky recipient of a piece of Tatty Devine jewelry kindly donated by the company. 

Other incentives include an on-the-night paparazzi-style photo by Chief Photographer of the Herald - Colin Mearns, a Royal Cupcake, and a DVD of the show. And the prize for one donor is a night in a SUITE at the luxury Blythswood Square Hotel - our glamorous city centre location! Stay tuned for more exciting additions as we get closer to our deadline.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

THE FIRST THOUSAND BUCKS!

A fantastic end to a grey Tuesday night, we've just hit a thousand dollars in contributions. This all thanks to the kind generosity of the lovely Line Langebek, the perfect Per Eitzen, the jolly old Jonathan Carr, the secret superbity of an anonymous donor, the joint marvellousness of Rohan Gunatillake and Lucy Robinson, the elegant stylings of Sandra Hutton and the magnificence of one Melissa Mobley!

In other news auditions are being scheduled, the script is almost there, and we're still holding our breath for news of our location. We'll shout about it as soon as it's locked down.

Thanks to everyone for your support and please keep sending people our way - we may be $1000 down, but we've still got $2,500 to go.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

ETERNALLY GRATEFUL

Phil Miller, Fiona Rennie, Emily Shovelton and Sue Brannen are added to our list of those to whom we would swim the channel for - thank you all for your fine contributions! We promise to do you proud.

A GREAT FIRST DAY

And the contributions continue... Deborah Haywood, the brilliantly talented writer and director behind Sis and other great shorts, and Crete and Chips Wood - great friends who've known me since before I was born - have all made generous donations to our project. Thank you all xx

FUNDRAISING BEGINS!

We've had our first contribution - from the marvellous Goulston family in Hong Kong - proud family of four about to become five. Pete is one of my oldest friends and fiercest supporters. I can't wait to see them all when we come to HK in December. Thank you thank you and a big royal wave over the ocean!

WANT TO COME TO THE PARTY?

You can be involved with the play - have a look at our fundraising page to see how you can win a place in the audience, or get a piece of the action to frame for posterity!

http://www.indiegogo.com/Wedding-Night-1

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT WANTED!

We're looking for someone to help us out with this exciting theatre/film hybrid production. As Mama Productions is such a small outfit you'd be involved with every little detail of what we do, and would have a chance to learn not only about putting on a piece of theatre/film, but also about crowdfunding and sponsorship.

This is an internship position. 

Interested parties, please send resumes to: rosie.mamaproductions@gmail.com