Please Sir, can we have some more shoes?

Tue 19 Jun 2012

Curve theatre is launching a crowd-funding appeal to raise £750 for the hundreds of shoes needed for the local performers of the upcoming Community Production of OLIVER! (31 July – 12 August).

For the large cast, the set and wardrobe teams have the immense task of sourcing Victorian-era type props and costumes including shoes for all the cast members.

The OLIVER! team needs your help to make this possible and are launching a Crowd-funding appeal, aiming to raise £750 to go towards shoes for the cast. The footwear needs to be of a certain type so that they can be specially soled by Curve’s wardrobe department to ensure their suitability for dancing on stage.

Those who donate to the online crowd-funding appeal will also receive thank you acknowledgements ranging from their name featured on Curve website OLIVER! show page to a pair of tickets and a private back stage tour on press night depending on the level of donation.

Hannah Hallam, Head of Business Development says; “This appeal for Oliver! means that even if you’re not taking part in the show on stage or behind the scenes you can still get involved and support the Community Production.”

Hallam continues; “Our participation, learning and community work engages over 16,000 people each year and it is inextricably linked to our ethos of supporting emerging talent right here in Leicester. However this work can only grow and thrive with the support of our audiences and the regional community.

“As a charity, Crowd-funding is a fantastic way for Curve to raise money for our annual Community Production. This isn’t just about what looks good on stage, this is about us giving our performers a real taste of what it means to take part in a professional large scale musical. Opportunities like this are hard to come by and we feel that our talented bunch of Leicester street urchins deserve to have the full theatrical experience.”

For more information and to donate, please visit here.

You can also follow the campaign on twitter: #pleasesir

The Curve production and creative teams as well as over 65 individuals from Leicestershire and the surrounding areas are participating in the show, volunteering their time to build, rehearse and perform in Curve’s Community Production of OLIVER!

Curve Theatre is operated by Leicester Theatre Trust, a registered charity (no.230708).

OLIVER! 31 July – 12 August. Performances at 7.30 pm, Monday – Saturday; Saturday matinee at 2.15pm and Sunday matinee at 4pm
Tickets £8.50 – £18.50

This amateur production will be performed by members of the local community.