Ahead of May’s Show
Back to the Roots!
As we announced 2 weeks ago
Sex Workers’ Opera IS BACK
This May at The Pleasance theatre
Bigger, Bolder and Badder than ever
17th – 29th May 2016 in London
Click here to buy tickets!
We are crowdfunding!
So far we’ve raised almost £2k in the first day
Which is as much as we raised over a month
In our first campaign 2 years ago…
Click here to see our new campaign!
We will reach 6x more audience than our award-winning sellout run at Arcola last January, amplifying Sex Worker voices further into mainstream cultural spaces through powerful art, leaving a radical mark on the face of theatre/opera.To make this run bigger, braver and badder without compromising on integrity or quality we return to our roots, appealing to the communities and support networks we have built over the last two years.
We are asking for your help by donating to our crowdfund and letting everyone know about it!
We are a West End sized cast with a Mini Orchestra charging fringe ticket theatre prices with no funding.
Theatre is expensive to make, rehearsal space is difficult to find in such an increasingly overpriced city.
Until now all of us have done everything for free because this project has been a labour of love, out of necessity to fight stigma and reclaim arts.
As we step into this more ambitious and presigious stage we’re asking our members to take a whole month off – 2 weeks rehearsals and 2 weeks of shows.
Our members are mothers, carers, workers, community members, who can’t afford to give this time without being fairly paid for their work.
We have had incredible reviews from press, bloggers and audience members all praising our honesty, vulnerability and bravery, repeatedly saying “This is what theatre should be”.
The only way we can grow, stay inclusive and make tickets accessible is to appeal to you all for support.
How Can I Help?
First and foremost, DONATE!
We have amazing rewards and incentives
including an exclusive download of The Domme Song
recorded in the studio last month – you’ll be the first to hear it when it comes out in two weeks!
Whether you can afford £1, £100 or £1,000 every donation gets us closer
and builds the community of people personally invested in the project going far.
Equally important, SPREAD THE WORD!
Whether or not you can afford to donate spreading the word is just as important!
Our twitter announcement to retweet is @sexworkersopera our facebook announcement to share is at Sex Workers’ Opera facebook page. DO IT NOW!
Whether in person, by phone, by email, tweeting, facebook posting/sharing, private facebook messanges, in facebook groups, on forums, blogging about us…
We encourage every person reading this to tell between 5 and 10 carefully chosen people about the project and why you personally think it should be supported. Ask them in turn to tell another 5-10 people.
Think about who you know! artists, press contacts, academics, community workers, funders, philanthropists, or just friends and family who might appreciate the project.
Send them this blurb:
Sex Workers’ Opera by Sex Workers and friends is reclaiming arts, telling local and global sex work stories to break through stigma and stereotypes using theatre, dance and song. Support them in staying grassroots and inclusive by donating to their crowdfund and/or spreading the word!
Go to http://tinyurl.com/swobbb to give anything from £1 to £1,000!
Whether or not you can afford to give right now, spreading the word is equally important, tell between 5 and 10 friends in person, via phone call, facebook message or email, and ask them to tell between 5 and 10 friends in turn, and together we can spread it far and wide!
Thanks for supporting quality social art where Sex Workers tell their stories on their own terms in their own words.
Along with a personal message about why you think it’s important!
We wouldn’t be where we are now if not for the love and support you have given us, and we are committed to working tirelessly to take this show as far as possible, to do you all proud. Thank you to each and every one of you.
Looking forward to seeing you at the show!
Siobhan and Alex