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Raised by 28 people in 27 months
Dad's locked up. Daughter's knocked up. Mum's fed up.What next?WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT ?Beerey is the true story of one family's fight for justice, and to stand strong together. Honest, raw, funny and heartbreaking. Sue and Elle tell their stories of being caught up in the nightmare of a high profile drugs prosecution, during this verbatim, one act play that explores what happens to the family left behind in a wrongful conviction. It makes you wonder... if a member of your family is accused of a crime, will everyone believe that you're all guilty? How far would you go to prove your innocence?Whether convictions are rightful or, as in this case, wrongful - this is the reality faced by thousands of families across the U.K. every single day. More British children currently have a parent in prison than are on the Child Protection Register. There is currently no national system for these children to have access to that parent, or to get support for everything they experience as a result of that parent serving time.The real Beerey, Sue's husband and Elle's dad, Jon is serving 24yrs for a crime he maintains he did not and could not commit. The family are still fighting to get evidence to prove their innocence assessed by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. At the time of writing this process has been underway for over *two years* and there is still no court date set for the appeal to be heard.WHAT WE'RE DOING We are planning to tour Beerey, and already have venues booked in London, the Isle of Wight and at UK Fringes. All the cast and creative team are donating their time and skills for free, and none of the venues are charging a rental fee. The Beere family are bravely opening their lives up to audiences to raise awareness of the plight of many families in the UK in similar circumstances. All profits from the shows will go to - the not for profit solution to the shortage of investigation and legal representation for criminal appeals.HOW YOU CAN HELPPlease will you donate to help us cover the costs of taking Beerey on tour? We need to transport actors, tech and set/props in order to tell this story. We want to be able to put on shows in non-traditional theatre spaces so people from all walks of life can hear this story - especially those who may be affected by the issues it explores.We want to produce information packs - something for everyone in the audience to take away explaining how they can help and where they can turn if (like the real Beerey family) they need help.We want to take up offers to promote the show on national and regional media, and travel (with the real family where possible) to the studios and offices where we can do this.Finally - please come to a show! You can follow us on Twitter @beerey_play for all the details of where we'll be and when.Thank you
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A wee Beerey update... Can you help with the final bit of the campaign?

I'd love to find the family somewhere to stay for a couple of nights in New York, and this place looks amazing
Can you help? Will you help?

There _will_ be a free show on the Island, with a fantastic night of music and dancing to follow, and I'll get details up by the end of this week. If you live elsewhere and can give me a bed/sofa/floor for the night, I'll gladly do the same where you live too.

Please dig deep gorgeous ones and please let's do a good and beautiful thing for some amazing women who do so much for others and ask for nothing in return
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Thank you everyone who has donated - we're off to the Ventnor Fringe
Further donations will be welcomed towards more flyers, programmes, wristbands and etc. A croaky Lois video update of thanks following...

Thank you again
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Can you help Beerey Buddies?

The show has been accepted for the Ventnor International Fringe Festival and I've paid the £70 registration fee, however to book the performance space and a tech to turn on lights etc I need to have another £240 paid to the organisers in the next 10 days.

I'm sorry to say that while Beerey has definitely touched hearts and minds, it has been running to massive loss and I'm completely out of funds (personally as well as in the Beerey kitty) and literally have nothing left. So...

Can anyone help with booking the show's place booked at Ventnor or with getting food together for Buxton International Fringe (this one is booked and paid for but I'm currently going to be living off fat reserves for the week - honestly not impossible in my case).

Right - I'm off to harass the good people of Bath into seeing a show at the Rondo tonight!

Lois xxx
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THANK YOU Everyone who has supported Beerey - you guys are amazing! We've now performed for hundreds of people, raised over £1k for charity and have got the story out via papers, radio and magazines.

Upcoming we have shows booked for:
The Rondo Theatre, Bath
Underground at The Buxton Fringe
The Warehouse at the Ventnor Fringe
The PIT Loft, off Broadway in New York

There's also a VIP private show happening in Seattle - to book your own private show just get in touch via or message Lois via GoFundMe. We're filming at Theatre N16, we're in discussions to bring the show to Houston, and looking at taking the show to Sierra Leone in December and New Zealand in 2018.

None of this would be possible without your help. Thank you so much.

Not everyone can afford to donate, but each time you share a post you're raising awareness - not just for this family but for many others. If you're on social media please like and follow

And if you do donate please PM your address - we'd love to send you a wristband!
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Raised by 28 people in 27 months
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Bill Houston
19 months ago

Helping Sue B et al make it to NYC for the Oct shows!

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