Land of Lost Content

by Land of Lost Content in Ludlow, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Land of Lost Content
We did it
On 16th June 2022 we successfully raised £2,106 with 41 supporters in 42 days

Help bring Land of Lost Content, the debut play of exciting performance poet and playwright Henry Madd to the Edinburgh Fringe!

by Land of Lost Content in Ludlow, Shropshire, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

If we exceede our target then the extra money will be used to cover travel and part of our accommodation whilst we are up at Fringe. Currently, we are partially paying for ourselves and this would give us the ability to have this pre-funded. 

Land Of Lost Content faced postponed runs at Edinburgh Festival in 2020, 2021, and then a cancelled VAULT Festival 2022. However, now award-winning poet and theatre-maker Henry Madd brings his brand new show to The Pleasance, Bunker One. Land of Lost Content will play for the entirety of Edinburgh Fringe, and hopes to embark on a UK-wide tour afterwards. A beautifully crafted blend of theatre and spoken word.


What's the show about?:

Land of Lost Content is an empowering story about friendship, adolescence,  and coming to terms with formative teenage experiences. 

Henry and Jake grew up with their mates in a quiet country town called Dulowl. A town where they forged friendships in bad habits and damp raves as they stumbled through adolescence looking for something to do. Then Henry moved away.

Now he’s back but there’s no enjoying a welcome-home-pint without facing up to the memories he left behind. 

Land of Lost Content is an autobiographical spoken word theatre show exploring what it means to grow up in a small country town. 

Here the quest to alleviate boredom means that the need to make it out alive falls to the wayside. On their path, the friends trip over pitfalls of abuse and unreliable buses as life refuses to go to plan.

Welcome to a town that turns worlds upside down in an instant, yet nothing seems to change.


The Team:

Henry Madd is an award-winning poet, educator and theatre maker born in the West Midlands now operating in Margate. His work, rooted in his rural upbringing, veers from the heart-warming to the heart wrenching, always with a healthy dose of comedy woven in. He has performed across the UK and internationally, sharing stages with the likes of Rudy Francisco, Harry Baker and Lemn Sissay. Henry is committed to delivering successful community art projects working with organisations from the Public Library of San Diego to The Phiharmonia Orchestra. He regularly hosts and produces music and poetry events around Kent and is a supported artist of The Marlowe Theatre.

Director, Nic Connaughton is Pleasance’s Head of Theatre. He has previously directed Kill Climate Deniers (Pleasance Downstairs 2019), The Little Prince (Arcola Theatre, 2018) and A Midsummer Nights Dream (Arcola Theatre, 2018), as well large-scale outdoor performances in the UK and across Europe, including at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Gillet Square, Glastonbury Music and Arts Festival and Rotterdam Summer Carnival.

Producer, Georgina Trott left a two year full-time career as a Venue Technician at Soho Theatre in October 2020 where she worked on over three hundred productions including The View Upstairs (Soho Theatre, 2019) and Typical (Soho Theatre and Nouveau Riche, 2019). Subsequently, she launched herself into a production department based television career working on a number of shows including Mammals (Amazon Prime, 2022) and The Crown S5 (Netflix, 2022), and a part-time career in theatre and events as a Production Manager and Producer. 

How the funding will be used:

If we succeed in our target to raise £2000 the money will be used predominantly to aid us in advertising, redesigning the set, and providing some of the fees for our wonderful actors. Currently, we have allocated a budget of £1,800 for advertising, PR and actors fee's across the Fringe which will be divided as follows:


Advertising is an integral part of any Fringe show gaining an audience. It is important that we expand our outreach as wide as we possibly can across the Fringe. 

We are committed to ensuring all members attached to the production are paid well for their work throughout the Fringe month. We have almost raised enough funds to pay the entire company adequately throughout the run and this last small sum will ensure we can do so. 

In addition, any left over money will be spent on re-envisioning our set design. Previously, this was made from foam crumb scattered across the stage floor. Foam crumb is not very Edinburgh Fringe friendly. It takes ages to clean up (think glitter levels of difficulty to get rid of). So, we need to recreate a more permanent floor solution that will be easy to lay down and pack up everyday (and that we won't be picking out of our socks for months to come). We have a plan in place but require a bit of extra funding to bring this idea to life!

As we are an independent company, we would be incredibly grateful for any support to help finance our journey. Thank you so much for your time and your support, and we can’t wait to bring this show to life!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Our eternal gratitude and a shout out on our socials for supporting our project! This shout out can be a show you yourself are taking up to the Fringe!

£25 or more

4 of 15 claimed

£25 Reward

Our eternal gratitude, a shout out on our socials and a ticket to our London Previews at The Drayton Arms, South Kensington in our London Previews.

£50 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

Our eternal gratitude, a shout out on our socials and a ticket to our London Previews at The Drayton Arms, South Kensington , a bespoke personalised poem written by Henry and a signed poster! (Poster to be sent after Fringe)

£500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward

Our eternal gratitude, a shout out on our socials and a ticket to our London Previews at The Drayton Arms, South Kensington, a bespoke personalised poem written by Henry, a signed poster! (Poster to be sent after Fringe) and a credit as a "special supporter" on our programme. This donation will also get you a 1 hour writing workshop delivered either 1 on 1 or to a group of up to 6 by Henry.

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