Monty Python Terry Jones, director of classic films The Life of Brian and Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life, lends his support to the Save Red Ladder campaign, getting behind the Red Megaphone to help save the theatre company earlier this week.
Red Ladder is currently co-producing the first ever stage adaptation of Jones’ book, Nicobobinus, which will play at LOST Theatre, Stockwell, London, before touring nationally next spring.
The campaign’s current total stands at £12,600.00, enough to commission one-and-a-half full-length plays, to pay a cast of four actors for seven weeks, or to build two complete touring sets. It aims to raise £80,000, enough for one full length tour, by March 2015.
Save Red Ladder is working with online fundraising platform Localgiving.com, who launch their annual match funding initiative Grow Your Tenner, on 14 October 2014. All donations up to £10 made after this date will be match funded, equating to £20 for Red Ladder.
To help the cause follow @saveredladder, use the #GisATenner hashtag, visit www.saveredladder.co.uk or donate directly via www.localgiving.com/redladder reaching over 1000 followers in its first week. Red Ladder’s show We’re Not Going Back is on UK tour now. For tickets visit www.redladder.co.uk.