Bleak House - A Radio Play

(Save Our Pantaloons)

As our live tour of Bleak House has been suspended and nobody knows what the future holds, The Pantaloons are finding new ways to go on…line. And today we’re pleased to announce the first of our new ventures: our BLEAK HOUSE radio play: a brand new, high quality recording of our critically-acclaimed adaptation of Dickens’ masterpiece. Check out the trailer opposite!

We’d love to entertain everyone for free* at this otherwise miserable time but right now we urgently need to recoup upfront production costs for the company and pay the amazing cast whose tour was cut short after only a week and a half on the road.

The outlook is dire for arts organisations and performers at the moment but we’d feel uneasy simply asking for handouts so please let us continue to sing for our supper; if you give us money we will give things to you in return!

We’re adopting a crowd funding model to make this new radio production (and our continued survival) possible, with a tiered donation structure that nets you increasingly fantastic goodies the more you donate. Here’s what’s on the menu:

For a donation of at least £25 we will send you a digital copy of Bleak House once we have completed the recording. There are other goodies on offer too, so take a look below!

DONATION OF AT LEAST £10
– A personal thank you via email or social media

DONATION OF AT LEAST £25
– A digital copy of our BLEAK HOUSE radio play
– A personal thank you via email or social media

DONATION OF AT LEAST £65
– A digital copy of our BLEAK HOUSE radio play
– A personal thank you via email or social media
– A limited edition FANTALOON t shirt
– A copy of the Bleak House theatre programme

DONATION OF AT LEAST £150
– A PERSONALISED digital copy of our BLEAK HOUSE radio play
– You/your family will feature in your own version of the play via telephoned ‘audience interaction’!
– A personal thank you via email or social media
– A limited edition FANTALOON t shirt
– A copy of the Bleak House theatre programme

DONATION OF AT LEAST £300
– A PERSONALISED digital copy of our BLEAK HOUSE radio play
– You/your family will feature in your own version of the play via telephoned ‘audience interaction’!
– A personal thank you via email or social media
– A limited edition FANTALOON t shirt
– A limited edition PHYSICAL copy of our BLEAK HOUSE radio play on CD
– You will be named in the credits at the end of every version of the radio play as a Member of the Council of Fantaloons
– A SIGNED copy of the Bleak House theatre programme

DONATION OF AT LEAST £1000
– A PERSONALISED digital copy of our BLEAK HOUSE radio play
– You/your family will feature in your own version of the play via telephoned ‘audience interaction’!
– A personal thank you via email or social media
– A limited edition PHYSICAL copy of our BLEAK HOUSE radio play on CD
– A SIGNED copy of the Bleak House theatre programme
– You will be named in the credits at the end of every version of the radio play as a Lord High Fantaloon
– A SIGNED limited edition FANTALOON t shirt
– A pair of tickets to any and all Pantaloons shows at the venues of your choice for two whole years

Please note that delivery/supply of products/services may be delayed due to the pandemic but we will send regular progress updates. We have begun work on the radio play but it will take some time to produce safely so please bear with us!

Our target is to raise a total of £12,000 to cover the shortfall in our immediate finances caused by the pandemic. Anything at all you can afford to contribute at this difficult time will be very gratefully received. (Have no fear, we will still produce the radio play even if the target is not fully met.)

*If we make it over this hump we will be making some free online content too as an additional thank you to our fans for supporting us!