The Perils of Love and Gravity

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The Perils of Love and Gravity

The Perils of Love and Gravity is a fairytale for grownups (with gore and one liners) which will be premiering at Bedlam Theatre during Edinburgh Fringe 2011. Marking Michael Keane and Christopher Brett Bailey's return to Bedlam following last year's successful run of The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid (ThreeWeeks Editors' Pick of the Fringe Award Winner) it's a love story (or three) about a beautiful girl (not a Princess) who is trapped in a giant upturned triangular house which is slowly sinking into the ground.

The Perils of Love and Gravity is a fairytale for grownups (with gore and one liners) which will be premiering at Bedlam Theatre during Edinburgh Fringe 2011. Marking Michael Keane and Christopher Brett Bailey's return to Bedlam following last year's successful run of The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid (ThreeWeeks Editors' Pick of the Fringe Award Winner) it's a love story (or three) about a beautiful girl (not a Princess) who is trapped in a giant upturned triangular house which is slowly sinking into the ground.

With an original score, a plethora of props and costumes, three projectors, a shark, a paddling pool and that upturned triangular house we mentioned there are obvious costs involved in producing Perils which is why we’re asking for your help. The money raised here will go directly to fund all the colourful, dazzling, hopefully awe-inspiring things you’ll see on stage. So you’ll be able to say – I helped pay for that boat! (Oh yes, we didn’t mention – there’s a boat too).

In return we're offering you something a little special. Misha (for that is the name of our beautiful heroine) spends her days in her awkward house writing to her lost mother and drawing maps of the world. There is, however, one problem: Misha has never seen the world so all of her maps are imagined. And this is where you come in. We need places and features and names for Misha to draw on her map. How about a mountain range emblazoned with your name? Or a castle named after your pet rabbit? Or maybe you'd just like a cabbage patch named after your first love (we won't judge). Obviously property doesn't come cheap (recession and all that) so we've listed what your pennies will buy you in this imaginary world but equally we'd encourage you to be as imaginative, funny, charming or moving as you can. Misha's world is what you make it.

As well as displaying all of the different elements of the map on our website and having them form part of the design of the show we’ll also be taking your maps into the rehearsal room. So your piece of the map might even end up with a starring role...

To claim your ocean or memorial library or beach hut, once you’ve made your donation and you know what you’d like send us an email to maps@theperilsplay.com and we’ll get our cartographer to work...

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Marion Keane

June 29

£200

ruben Keane

June 29

£100

Finished

£300

£2,000 Target

15%

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Pledge £5 or more

Stake your claim on a field or a bay or a beach (or indeed anything that might go in them if you want to claim a cabbage patch or a beach hut). Along with your chosen moniker emblazoned on our map and website we'll email you our love and thanks because we're nice like that.

Pledge £10 or more

See yourself as the owner of a mountain? Or a canyon? Or maybe you'd just really like a ski resort. You'll get one of these (or a combination of the above items), a website credit and a lovely email from us.

Pledge £25 or more

How about an Oxbow Lake? Or a Hamlet (place not person)? Or a site of incredible historical significance? Or your own desert island? You too will also get a credit on our website and lovely email of thanks plus we'll give you a special code which will entitle you to 2-for-1 tickets to the show.

Pledge £50 or more

Major town planning aspirations? Then have a town. Or, if you're wanting to escape such urban trappings, how about a forest? Or, if you've just got good old meglomanic tendencies, claim yourself a castle. You'll also get credited, the lovely email and the secret 2-for-1 ticket code.

Pledge £75 or more

Claim your own city or, if you prefer a back-to-nature approach, an entire mountain range. As ever you'll be credited and will receive the our special 2-for-1 code, but we'll also send you a letter from our letter-writing heroine Misha with some imaginary map goodness in there too.

Pledge £100 or more

Now you're really spoiling us so have yourself a capital city. You'll get your credit, some of Misha's imaginary cartography in the post, a free ticket for the show and a discount on any subsequent tickets booked.

Pledge £150 or more

Stake your claim on a desert (pyramids and ancient civilisations included). You'll be credited, get something lovely in the post from Misha and we'll throw in two free tickets just for good measure.

Pledge £200 or more

Have yourself an entire Ocean (with a cruise liner or two, a coral reef and maybe even a shark). You'll be credited, get a letter from Misha, get two free tickets and discount codes galore.

Pledge £500 or more

Crikey, you get to be King or Queen for this so we'll give you your own country. You'll be credited online and in our programme, receive cartography goodness, four free tickets and our love. Lots of our love.

Pledge £1,000 or more

Have yourself a continent. We'll shower you in free tickets, programme love and Misha's cartography gifts. Additionally Team Perils will come and give a workshop (on writing or acting or even imaginary map making if you would so like) for you.

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