Yessss. We've reached 6000€, half our production budget
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH to all our Kissbankers.
All donations beyond this point helps us getting closer to our total preproduction budget of 14,700€ (for more details, see the bottom of this page)
We will expand our publicity, build even a better set turning it into a real live London Bar. And who knows, we might be able to get a publicist.
PREMIERING IN PARIS...
The Ubuesque Theatre Company presents
CA FAIT UN BAIL
A La Folie Theatre (75011, PARIS)
from Feb 6 to Mar 30, 2014
Thu / Fri / Sat at 9:30PM
Sun at 6pm
The play is set in the Phoenix bar, a failing pub in Camden Town, London. Stoic barman Barney serves up drinks to the raucous cast of characters coming through: Gil, a punk out for revenge, Raymond LeGendre, the jail bird Casanova, Simone and Yvonne, two young women cruising for some action.
The five of them become embroiled in a circus of misunderstanding, profane fantasy, vicious cusses and reconciliation.
Here's a small taste:
A Camden native, Che Walker is an award-winning English playwright. His plays have been performed at the Shakespeare Globe, the Royal Court Theater, the National Theater and many others.
THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
Barney our seemingly impassive barman is played Michaël Louchart, veteran of the Festival of Avignon as well as frequent one-man-show in Lille, France.
Vengeful thug Gil Scantlebury is played by Tom Svaldi an American actor in Paris who's played throughout France as the lead in Dracula.
Sandrine Binet, dramatic actress and singer, plays Simone a fierce yet vulnerable young mother making a go of it on her own. She recently directed and adapted La pension almayer.
An actress and a voice artist, Céline Le Coustumer plays Yvonne, her brash, hyper sexual but always loyal friend. You might have seen her on stage in la Carte blanche de Jean Claude Dreyfus aux Bouffes Parisiens.
Alex Disdier plays Raymond LeGendre, a suave ex-convict looking for a good time who gets more than he bargains for. He's also currently appearing on stage at Théâtre Des Varietés as the lead role in Zorro.
2010-2012 Translation of Been So Long en français ÇA FAIT UN BAIL by Alex Disdier
December 2012 Che Walker approved the rights for our first French production in Lille
January 2013 The cast is finalised.
March 2013 Olivier Troyon joins our team as director's assistant
March-April 2013 Rehearsals, set building and creation of our first breakaway bottle
April 2013 ÇA FAIT UN BAIL première in Lille, France
May-June 2013 Our show proposal created
June-September 2013 Search for the theatre in Paris
September 2013 Contract is signed with A LA FOLIE THEATRE for 30 dates in 2014
October 2013 Kiss Kiss Bank Bank crowdfunding campaign is launched along with a new trailer for our play
Keep updated with what's happening with our project on facebook.com/CaFaitUnBail.