"BETWEEN TEN AND SIX" - A DARK COMEDY BY CHRIS MAYO
Chris Mayo, comedian, actor, writer, producer and founder of Cuckoo Bang, has penned the new dark comedy play “BETWEEN TEN AND SIX” with additional material by Owen Llewelyn. Cuckoo Bang Productions are a new London based theatre company focusing on producing and performing exciting new work, whilst showcasing some of the best emerging talent from across the UK.
The show relates the gradually building tension between two absolute strangers having to put up with each other in a dusty North London flat. Charlie, an anxiety oppressed twenty something, meets his socially awkward live-in landlord and the play examines just how much they are both willing to put up with before reaching snapping point.
As is the case for any new company, wallets aren’t bulging in trouser from the get go so, in order to establish a name for themselves professionally, the vital first step involves getting their shows to the masses at both theatres and festivals as far afield as possible. Progress often means taking the odd risk so they took the plunge and have booked five nights at Leicester Square’s Theatre Lounge. The team hope to make some returns on the money forked out so far in the form of ticket sales but this by no means allows for paying actors, or anything else the creative process involves such as transport, accomodation, future projects, and a long, long etc. To help them on their way they have created a kickstarter project with a view to reaching a target of £900 which they are asking for to merely cover the cost of hiring the London theatre for show’s run there from the 16th to the 20th of April. Should they break their target then all remaining funds will go directly towards their subsequent Brighton Fringe run in May / June 2013.
Any support, as little or as much as you can spare, will be more than appreciated and it only takes a minute by clicking on the kickstarter link below. As a show of gratitude all supporters can expect some fun in return with rewards including special thanks on their official website, signed posters, free tickets, producer credits, free advertising and a whole lot more. We are well aware that not everyone is in a position to help financially, particularly given the current financial climate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still help. Simply spreading the word via all social media at your disposal will be a great step in helping reach the target. Oh, and word of mouth is just as effective of course.