Willis & Vere's long-awaited follow up to their five-star, award winning comedy The Starship Osiris is finally here!
A Serious Play About World War II is a brand new comedy farce about the pretentiousness of theatre and the tragedies of war.
The show is written and directed by Willis & Vere and stars Adam Willis , George Vere , Ian Fleming , Sebastian Calver and three more actors that are yet to be cast.
All original music composed and performed live by Ian Fleming, Adam Willis and George Vere .
The show is currently planning to tour the following dates:
VAULT Festival 14th - 18th February 2018
Leicester Comedy Festival 24th February 2018
stage@leeds 6th March 2018
Brighton Fringe Festival May 2018
The Rose, Kingston July 2018
Before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2018
( The Starship Osiris, VAULT Festival 2017)
Reviews and accolades for previous work
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★★ The Chocolate Ocelot
The 21st Top Rated Show at EdFringe 2016
WINNER VAULT Festival 2017 Comedy Award
WINNER Brighton Fringe Comedy Award
(The Starship Osiris, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016)
WhO are we?
Willis & Vere are a comedy writing partnership from East 15 Acting School.
The company was formed when we took our first show, interview with a genius, to the Free Fringe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. The show was a semi-improvised comedy show with live music and videography. It received a Pick of the Fringe from EdFringeReview.com.
We then decided to write our first proper play, The Starship Osiris . After previews at the Pleasance, Islington in 2015 and The Lion & Unicorn in 2016 we took the show to the Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016. The show was a surprise success and allowed us to take it to the VAULT Festival in London, Leeds, Rye, Birmingham, the Brighton Fringe Festival and then back to the Underbelly in 2017 in a larger venue.
(Willis & Vere, 2015)
How will your money help?
Our pre-Edinburgh tour is the best possible opportunity for us to show our work to the public, agents and venues.
Our minimum target will pay for:
£300 Props, costume and set
£250 Marketing and brochure costs
£200 Transport to various locations
Anything above that will go towards:
£250 Adam's cream bun supply
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Thank you very much for all your support!