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Thursday, 30 June 2011

WATCH IT NOW

 The play is now online! In case you missed it on the 21st, this is your chance to see it again and again and again... We hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

WONDERFUL MARVELLOUS

So out it went! We had over 300 live online viewers and the piece will be available to watch again on www.fiveminutetheatre.com from today at 5pm GMT - so if you missed it, please tune in.

We've had some wonderful responses, mostly people were surprised and delighted by the ending, which was what we were going for. If you haven't seen it yet, I won't ruin it for you. But for those who did catch it, if you pick up today's Herald, on page 5 you'll see some of the photos taken by our paparazzi plant, Herald photographer Colin Mearns. Art imitating life imitating art.

If you did see it, we'd love to hear your thoughts - do post comments below.

Meanwhile we'll keep you posted with what happens next.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

FINALLY FINALLY

Tonight's the night - we're so excited to finally share our hard work with you, especially all of you who have been so generous in helping to make this happen. The great news is that we've reached our fundraising target - HOORAY!

Meanwhile the day of Five Minute Theatre has begun. It's streaming and so far tonight there have been some amazing pieces. Please check it out, and don't forget to tune in at 11.05pm for our big moment. I'll be holding my breath until it's all over.

ALMOST THERE...

Yesterday was a blast. We started rehearsing at 3pm and shot at 11pm. There happened to be a wedding in the location which added a certain tension to the whole proceedings, and apparently quite a few people thought we really were the paparazzi. 


The show will be going out at 11.05pm GMT on www.fiveminutetheatre.com.

(That's 6.05am Hong Kong time, 3.05pm PST and 6.05pm EST - did I get that right? Brain is a little mushed from being up all night)



We're so close to our target now, only $190 to go with 22 hours left to raise it. Yesterday we had so many generous contributions, Andy Rattinger from New York, Jeanie Finlay on her way to the Edinburgh International Film Festival to show her film Sound It Out, Line Langebek AGAIN, Kitty Anderson and an anonymous donor too. 

Kristin McCurrach won both the GFT tickets and the NTS tickets to see Knives in Hens, so she'll be down to see her son, our William, very soon no doubt! 

In the meantime, we're awaiting the render, and trying to stay awake - it's been a long night! 

Monday, 20 June 2011

KNIVES IN HENS NIGHT

Ladies and gentlemen, today's the day! We've got $270 left to raise, thanks to some mighty generous donations from Stuti Ramachandra and Kristin McCurrach and we think we might get there.


Today's Wedding Favour is two tickets to the NTS' latest show - Knives in Hens. And until noon, we've still got the Blythswood Square Hotel suite left to give away. Cross your fingers for us!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

So many kind donations today - Jana Wright Black, Adam Brannen, Keir Burrows and Sue Brannen - bringing us so much closer to our goal. We've got 59 hours to go now, and $370 to go. SO CLOSE!


We're getting ready now for tomorrow's big day, costumes are set, props standing by, camera battery charging.... We'll keep you posted tomorrow, and don't forget to tune in on Tuesday at 11.05pm. 

BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE BLISS



We're changing the rules on our Princess Level Perk! The suite is available tomorrow night, after we've performed the play - so we need the room to be claimed ASAP. 

The highest contributor - of at least $50 - who can make it to the hotel for the night, by noon tomorrow (Monday) gets the suite and up to two places in the audience. 

Why not make Monday night the most romantic night of the week? Click here to give

BRIDGEWATER FOR BRITAIN

Good morning and a special salute to all the fathers out there - today's your day.

Yesterday belonged to our generous contributor Thomasin Miller who returned for a second contribution. And as she's not a Glaswegian, the GFT tickets are still up for grabs - going to today's first Glasgow contributor.

Today's Wedding Favour is this funky document holder from Emma Bridgewater. A cool Britannia celebration of the royal wedding...  We're shooting tomorrow and have $460 to go, so please do what you can. Thank you! xx

Saturday, 18 June 2011

THOU SHALT NOT...

Covet - except we do we do we do!



Thank you to Covet of Thistle Street in Edinburgh for lending us a gorgeous gorgeous handbag to use as a prop in our production. It's exactly the sort of thing The Duchess of Cambridge would be lucky enough to carry.

WEST SIDE STORIES

Wonderful contributions yesterday from Fi Rennie, Lorna Martin and Storm MacSporran - thank you to all, and a bottle of Hendricks is winging its way to Lorna.



Today's Wedding Favour is a pair of tickets to the fabulous Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) - and don't forget, these prizes are ON TOP OF the perks listed for your contributions. We've got just over $500 to go... help us get there!

Friday, 17 June 2011

GIN AND TONIC ANYONE?

Yesterday's lucky winner Ms. Becky Lloyd walks away with a pair of Filmhouse tickets and a giant box of Tunnock's Caramel Wafers - all for a commoner level contribution! Who needs wedding presents when you have Wedding Favours?


Today's Wedding Favour is a bottle of delicious Hendricks Gin. Perfect when served with tonic and cucumber.


We've got $600 still to raise - please help. 

Thursday, 16 June 2011

DRESSING UP TIME


On 29th April, a seamstress at The Life Craft on Great Western Road put together a mock-up of THE dress - in just 7 hours... They are lending us this fantastic creation to be a prop in our play. Rock on Life Craft - thank you thank you thank you. 

WAFER THIN

Huge thanks are owed to Brian Freeman and Thomasin Miller for their generous donations, and hot off the press Alexandra Dickson Leach (our 3rd second timer!).



Today's Wedding Favour is a bumper box of Caramel Wafers courtesy of the kind people at Tunnock. YUM!!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

CITYLETS OUR HEROES


The kind people at Citylets have come on board our project and are sponsoring the hotel suite for the night. A HUGE thank you to them, and may we suggest you go to them for any of your flat rental needs?

FILMHOUSE TO THE RESCUE



Today's wonderful Wedding Favour is a pair of tickets to Edinburgh's own Filmhouse cinema, on this the opening day of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. They're valid for any screening there until December 2011. A perfect bonus for any Edinburgh contributors! Come on the Reekie! 

Yesterday's Glenfiddich went, after a flurry of contributions, to Tobin Addington. As he's about to have his first child, I think a fine home for it. Marvellous generous donations also from Christine Wilson, Thomasin Miller and Matt Munro Lloyd. Thank you all.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

LOOKING GOOD

Here they are - our gorgeous cast in their gorgeous costumes, gorgeous make up and gorgeous location - how excited are you about seeing the play now? Try VERY.




DRESSED FOR THE PRESS

Yesterday we all rocked up to the gorgeous Blythswood Square Hotel, in costume, in make-up, ready to meet our press. Colin Mearns from The Herald was there, and took some smashing photos of us all in action. You can see the article with Colin's picture by buying today's Herald, and turning to page 17!

Then at 3 o'clock, some more visitors turned up, reminding everyone why we are Mama Productions.



We walked through the piece with Johnny Barrington, our DP, shooting away. It's all starting to come together - with 6 days till we shoot, that's a massive relief.

We'll share some more pictures from Colin at a later date...

WHISKY A GO GO

Yesterday's top Tunnock prize went to wonderful bridesmaid level contributors Alex Thiele and Selina Robertson - thank you ladies. We also had generous donations from Tom Gordon, Lucy Robinson (our second, second-time donor!) and Jennifer Westin.


Today we're dizzy with excitement to offer a bottle of Glenfiddich 12-yr-old Single Malt whisky to the top contributor of the day! Start your contributions rolling in....

Sunday, 12 June 2011

JUMBO BOX OF TUNNOCK'S TEA CAKES!


Today's Wedding Favour is a huge box of Scotland's delicious marshmallow-y biscuits, Tunnock's Original Teacakes. YUM. Give what you can and you never know, you might be the lucky winner!

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN


People have been so generous, but we're still not yet at the point where we can afford to produce our project. We've got a mere ten days to hit our fundraising target (and beyond!) so as added incentive to contributors, each day we will now be giving a special 'Wedding Favour' to the most generous donor of the day (in addition to the perks they have chosen). Prizes include two tickets to the Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, a bottle of Glenfiddich Single Malt Whisky, boxes of Tunnock's Tea Cakes and Caramel Wafers and many more...

Check this blogspot or our Facebook Page before noon each to find out what the daily Wedding Favour is. GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID

We have one more Bridesmaid level perk left - this gorgeous Pipe brooch made by the good people at Tatty Devine. Contribute now and accessorize with style.

MOUTHFULS OF MARBLES


We asked Hannah and Jordan to practise being Kate and Wills by re-enacting an interview they gave just after they got engaged, but with marbles in their mouths... enjoy.