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The Pudding Club

A project by: Baihan Liao

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WE RAISED £2,247

from 9 donors

This project received pledges on Thu 19 Jan 2023
Come to support A game-like theatre interpret female pregnancy and childbirth!

A short summary of your project

Are you ready to have a baby? How much effort will it take to bring your baby to term safely and successfully? What if the process of pregnancy was treated like a game, traversing layers of hurdles and experiencing several failed endings before finally meeting your new-born?

If you were in charge of this game, how would you choose? Would you give up the chance of a new birth, or would you embrace all the difficulties and move on to that nebulous future?

This is a daring experiment, with the original script co-written by Chinese and British artists, but you as the audience are the key to driving the storyline, and every choice you make will affect the final outcome. So now, GAME starts …

Your story

The Pudding Club is a play that uses a game-like structure to interpret female pregnancy and childbirth, hoping to take the audience on a journey that many women will experience, and challenge them to make some difficult choices. This work derives from a project called WOMEN我们,which was initiated by a theatre group in China named ‘Please Speak Kidlish’. This team of young female artists have the urge to express their confusion about the 'responsibility' of women to give birth in their society. They want to reach out to females in other cultures to find out their opinions. Through their members who studied in the UK, they recruited some artists and participants from diverse cultures. From March to July 2022, they gathered online and held many meetings and workshops, eventually, two parallel productions will be performed at theatre festivals in China and the UK. 

Where will the money go?

The transport cost of the cast =  £100 per person * 3 performers = £300

The fee of the cast = £200 per person * 3 performers = £600

The transport cost of the creative team = £100 per person * 3 (1 director, 1 assistant director & 1 stage manager) = £300

The cost of the set & props = £500

Marketing = £50 (printing posters & flyers) + £100 (advertising on social media) = £150

The fee of designers = £100 (Set designer) + £100 (costume designer) = £200

The technician's fee during the performance = £100 / day * 4 performance day = £400

The venue hire for rehearsal = £50 / day * 10 days = £500

Rewards

£10 = Shout out on our social media (@thepuddingclub2022) as a supporter.

£20 = Shout out on our social media (@thepuddingclub2022) as a supporter and priority booking for the show.

£50 = A free ticket of The Pudding Club + Shout out

£100 = A free ticket of The Pudding Club + a autograph Poster + Shout out

£200 = Become a sponsor of The Pudding Club. We will include your logo on the promotional materials for the show. (Images and video) VIP invitation to a rehearsal Step inside the rehearsal room and spend a day with the cast and director to see the process of creating the show.

Images and video

Find us here

Instagram : @thepuddingclub2022

Get your tickets here: https://vaultfestival.com/events/the-pudding-club/

Help us succeed!

Have you found taboo and uncomfortable when people talking about female and female sex organs?

How much do you know about pregnancy?

Are you ready to have a baby?

How much effort will it take to bring your baby to term safely and successfully?

What if the process of pregnancy was treated like a game, traversing layers of hurdles and experiencing several failed endings before finally meeting your new-born?

If you were in charge of pregnant game, how would you choose?

Would you give up the chance of a new birth?

Would you embrace all the difficulties and move on to that nebulous future?

Please direct all your passion and support to us that brings this conversation to the forefront. 

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  • In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.
  • And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd LOVE it if you DID! Please sponsor us and help MAKE IT HAPPEN.