A big thank you!

It’s time to do some serious thanking. Today the first batch of Kickstarter rewards were posted out to those fine people who supported ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family’s crowdfunding campaign, so here comes the digital hat doffing. A huge and unreserved and frankly-not-appropriate-for-a-public-place thanks to:

Lucy Stephens // Gareth ‘no relation’ Norris

Sally Straw // Carl Sealeaf // Andrew Joel

George Watkins // Luke Gunn // Neil Renault // Tom Manuel // Marilyn Le Conte // Josceline Edwards // Rob Keal // Sandra Hill // Andrew Spencer // Annalisa Collins // José Gianuzzi // Malaika Kegode // Beth Edwards // Ali Moore // Kieren King // Nathan Thomas // Hannah Sharp // Suzanna Spence // Scott Bryan // Ian Cosgrove // Bianca Winter // Jacob Prytherch // Ben Firth // Sue Atkinson // Fiona Williams // Marjory Bisset // Molly Wright // Theodore Hung // Hannah Skolnick // Jack Blume // Conal Bembridge-Sayers // Charlie Reilly // Hobie Walker // John Armour // Emma Mort Harding // Giovanni Esposito // Georgia House // Steve Harrison // Andy Cashmore // Ciarán Hodgers // Dan Baker // Joseph Sale // Alice Sillett // Kate Ford // Joanne Walton // Laura Dedicoat // James Hughes // Tash Daly // Jane Quarton // Harriet // Hannah Witton // Vanessa Kissule // Chris Bates // Imogen O’Sullivan // Dorian Wainwright // Paul Jennings // Ram // Matthew Ellis Murphy // Lorna Meehan // Tim Wheatley // Charlotte Higgins // Bohdan Piasecki // Ian Bowkett // Adam Heslop // Maria Ferguson // David Gray // Jacob Standbridge // Ricky Carey // Becky Straw // George Wilson // Beth Kapila // Vita Fox // Tristram Fane Saunders // Jess Reid // Beatrice Updegraff // Sharon Carr-Wu

We salute you! And now the internet can salute you too, in perpetuity! Without your help, we would never have been able to make the show a reality at Edinburgh 2015, and give it a life afterwards too. THANK YOU.


We need your help!

I’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise the rest of the funds we need to finish The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family and get it to the Edinburgh Fringe, and beyond, this year. We have the support of IdeasTap, Underbelly, Apples & Snakes and mac birmingham, which is fantastic, but sadly not enough to cover everything. On top of this, we recently had some bad news from the Arts Council regarding a funding application we made to them, so we really are in need of a saviour or two (or a hundred)!

There’s a whole heap of rewards for people who pledge to help the project (anything from a fiver upwards gets you something in return), at the top of which is a personalised commissioned poem PLUS an hour-long intimate spoken-word set performed by me AT YOUR HOUSE! And lots of things in between, like signed copies of my now-sold-out Nasty Little Press pamphlet and signed posters, meet-and-greets, free tickets to the show, all sorts. This is of course alongside the cultural return you get for your investment, which is a show that will hopefully play to thousands of people this summer and to thousands more across the UK on tour next year.

So please help us in any way you can. And if you can’t afford to help us financially, please pester anyone you know who’s rich enough to do so! Spreading the word on your own social media is a really really useful thing, and something for which I’d be enormously grateful.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I’m so passionate about this project. I hope others believe in it too.