Scifi Comedy Jazz/Classic Opera, ‘Module 471’!
“I am human… almost entirely human… Every tendon, muscle, vessel and vein… except for parts of one leg and part of my brain…”
Welcome to our project “Module 471”, a new classic comedy-science-horror-jazz/opera which will be created for the first time in the One-on-one opera festival at the Cockpit Theater in London at 8.30pm on 30th August 2022. This is a ‘scratch performance’ meaning it is the first draft and we will be involving the public to help us decide the story progression.
Our cast consists of 2 singers (Sarah Dacey and Peter Willcock), accompanied by the following instruments – Theremin, electric violin, recorders, percussion, guitar and bass guitar. The music is written by composer Lucy Mulgan and the book by comedian James Sherwood and will be conducted by Sam Redway.
We also have a community music element to this project with a choir number having been partly devised and written with adults who attend the Seaview project in Hastings. Seaview is a support center whose services help marginalized people with substance abuse issues, mental health issues, ex-offenders and at-risk offenders and rough sleepers achieve personal growth and fulfillment.
What will your money be used for
All the money we raise through this campaign will go towards a scratch performance of a work at the Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival on August 30, 2022 and will cover the costs of:
- Musical and technical rehearsals for a cast of 6 musicians – 2 singers/instrumentalists, 1 comedian (our librettist), electric guitar, electric bass (our composer) and percussion.
- Hiring our incredible director
- Support our workshops with members of the Seaview Project in Hastings
- Rehearsal room rental fees
As many of you know, funding is increasingly competitive in the creation of new works. Our performance at Tete-a-Tete gives us the opportunity to get our show off the ground and will help us demonstrate to future funders that there is a real demand for our work, that people want to see this show made! This allows us to gauge audience reaction and responses to the content of the work and incorporate their ideas into its final plot. The video of this first scratch performance will make a huge difference in the future development and completion of this project which will eventually become a mobile and traveling show, featuring a cast of 4 singers, perfectly suited for touring size theatres. average, arts centers and festivals across the UK and beyond.
This crowdfunding also allows us to start our partnership with ‘Seaview Project’ and offer vulnerable adults an enjoyable musical experience and provide an outlet for their creative expression.
How can you help us
Anything you can contribute to this crowdfund, no matter how small, would be amazing and a big help. If, however, you can’t afford anything right now, don’t worry. There is still a way to help…
Just share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, email, even just having a chat in real life 🙂 – all of this can make a huge difference to us.
We can’t wait to have fun with this piece and take the audience with us. With a little help from you, we can release ‘Module 471’ onto the unsuspecting world…and BEYOND!!!!!!
Thanks for the reading!
Lots of love,
(aka Sarah Dacey & Lucy Mulgan)