Zandra, Queen of Jazz

This November, Darn Skippy Productions will bring our debut theatre production, Zandra, Queen of Jazz, to the stage! This new play with original music is based on the extraordinary and little-known true story of Zandra Mitchell, Ireland's first female saxophonist. Born  in Dublin in 1903, she was a woman who defied expectations and dared to be different. 

More details on our company and the show can be found at: 

Darn Skippy Productions 

Zandra, Queen of Jazz will be performed at:

Smock Alley Boys' School Theatre in Dublin, 18th - 23rd November
The Studio at dlr LexIcon in Dun Laoghaire, 6th - 7th December

It has been an amazing journey so far. We have been researching and developing the show for two years and we are so excited to finally share it with an audience!

We are looking for your support to help Zandra, Queen of Jazz to reach its full potential and we are offering some fabulous rewards! The funds we raise through this campaign will help us to cover:

- Artists' Fees
- Set and Costume Materials
- Rehearsal Space
- Printing Flyers, Posters and Programmes

Thank you so much for reading! Every donation and every share of this page will be so deeply appreciated and will make a huge difference to the show we are working to create.

Please see below the rewards we are offering in exchange for your donation! Some (for example, tickets to the show) are geography-specific, so if you are based outside of Ireland and will not be able to claim part of your reward, just let us know and we will come up with a delightful alternative!

Once you have made your donation,  we will be in touch to arrange delivery of your reward. 

€20 and up - A personalised Thank You card and a shout out on Social Media.

€50 and up - The above AND special behind-the-scenes updates as we prepare for the show.

€100 and up - The above AND a signed poster AND two tickets to see  Zandra, Queen of Jazz at the dlr LexIcon.

€250 and up - The above AND an exclusive video of highlights from the play's production and performance.

€500 and up - The above AND a bespoke session designed for you by the Darn Skippy team. Anything from a drama-based workshop for you, your company or community group, to a one-to-one advice session on a film, music, theatre or creative writing project. We will work with you to come up with something great!

€1000 and up - We will invent a new reward specially for you!

THANK YOU! We hope to see you at the theatre!

Roseanne, Richard and Katherine.

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    • €200 
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