Crowdfunder update July 22
We didn’t think, or rather we hoped, we wouldn't have to ask for help again but The Treason Show needs donations now more than ever. We have been playing to capped capacity venues with social distancing and fewer nights as bookings have been low, costs have increased for venue, technicians and cast and we find ourselves battling for our survival yet again as this downturn bites.
We have cut costs to the bone, reduced the number of editions and sadly even had to pull out of doing the May fringe which was looking like financial disaster. Right now, with no TV series to support the show, we are reliant on live shows only and not enough of them at that.
We were also unable to secure a sponsor for series 5 of the TV version. (Although if we found one, then Latest TV have said they will broadcast it, so if there is a sponsor out there for that do get in touch).
So, we’re back to trying to raise money via our crowdfunder. I loathe to ask this of people as I know everyone is struggling right now, what with the cost of living, bills and uncertainty everywhere but the arts are being decimated right now not least The Treason Show. After 22 years of entertaining Brighton and beyond, we’re imperilled more than ever and any donation you can make will make a huge difference. So here’s what you can do if you wish to help.
A) Donate to the reactivated crowdfunder (as you can see we failed to meet our target with this one so we’re reactivating rather than starting a new one.)
B) Suggest a sponsor who may support a new series of the TV offering.
C) Share the fundraiser on your own social media and email your friends etc
Personally, I feel embarrassed to ask for help and I find this so hard to do, but the times we are now in, when topical comedy does so much to cheer everyone up and satirise and ridicule those in power, is something I believe is worth saving and fighting for so that we can go on bringing laughter and satirical comedy to as many people as we can.
Creator of The Treason Show