The Great Apes Project
We are producing a stage adaptation of Will Self's novel 'Great Apes.'
March 2018 - June 2018
Charity information: Stepping Out Theatre
We want to educate and raise awareness about mental health issues.
This exciting and entertaining new production will challenge prejudice and stereotypical thinking about mental health.
To educate and challenge stereotypical and prejudiced thinking about mental health.
Activities» We will mount a full stage production of 'Great Apes' which will be seen by hundreds of people at the Arcola Theatre.
By gathering feedback about how our audience are affected by watching the production.
To create opportunities for mental health service users to take part in a range of activities.
Activities» Drama workshops to learn new skills and increase confidence.
» Social activities to combat isolation and build social and life skills.
» Involvement in live drama to create a sense of achievement.
By evaluating how many service users take part in the activities run alongside this production.
We hope to contribute to a wider discussion among our audiences and society more generally about mental health, educating and raising awareness about a difficult subject.
There is a risk the production will have to be cancelled if we do not raise the necessary funds. If this happens, we have contingency plans to postpone the production until funding is in place.
We will send out regular email updates to all donors and invite them along to see how the project is progressing.
Budget - Project Cost: £25,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £12,000 Venue Hire 3 weeks theatre hire @ £4000 / week £3,000 Drama Workshops Freelance worker x 3 months @ £1000 / month £1,000 Travel, Subsistence, Childcare Service users, artists and workers expenses £9,000 Artists' Fees Fees for Director, Actors, Designer etc.
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Private Donations £25,000 Conditional
We will work with mental health service users mainly in Bristol, but also in London. The production will take place in London.
Long term mental health service users with multiple needs.
We are the country's leading mental health theatre company.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Author of the original novel and supporter of the project.
Writer of the adaptation.
CEO of Stepping Out Theatre and main producer.