Graduate theatre company reaches halfway mark on Crowdfunder campaign

Authored by jackisageek
Posted Monday, April 4, 2016 - 11:11am

Argosy Arts, a creative production company formed by students from the University of Exeter, have reached the halfway mark for their £2000 Crowdfunder campaign in 5 days. The group are raising money for their debut theatre production, ‘The House of Edgar, due to performed at the Edinburgh Fringe this August.

‘The House of Edgar’ is an original gothic horror musical based on the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. Written by Argosy’s Thomas F. Arnold and Beth Cowley, the show uses folk-styled songs to retell some of Poe's most famous stories, weaving them into a ghostly new tale. The group have secured a venue to take the show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where they will perform for 3 weeks.

Jack Dryden, who is the Co-Producer for the project, is really excited by the campaign’s progress. “We’re delighted to have received so many kind pledges in just 5 days. Our project simply would not be possible without the support of the public to help us cover the costs of our venue and set. However, it is not over yet and we still have a lot of money to raise to ensure the show can go ahead.”

Argosy is a new multi-artform production company who aim to create original work that combines theatre and music. The group was formed by a number of current and former students from the University of Exeter who met whilst involved in the music and drama scene at the university.

Their project is listed on Crowdfunder, the UK’s largest rewards-based crowdfunding network. The website works by offering members of the public an opportunity to make a contribution to a project in return for a reward. Argosy are offering a wide range of these perks to their supporters including digital copies of the soundtrack to the show, tickets to their Fringe performances and framed copies of our poster signed by the cast and crew.

For more information on the project and to pledge visit

Share this