PUCKOON SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL
Based on Spike Milliganís legendary comic masterpiece which was first published in 1963, Puckoon is a politically true(ish), politically incorrect and profoundly funny tale of a divided island and Ireland.
Itís 1924 and the Boundary Commission from Britain and Ireland is decided on new boundary line between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. After months of haggling over every inch of territory, the commissioners are forced to finish the job in hand, after a bicycle incident destroys the surveyorís equipment. With all the participants holding down the pencil and much pushing and shoving, the border finds its way down the middle of Puckoon, dividing house from outhouse, man from wife, pub chairs from bars, church from cemetery. Our hero Dan Maddigan wakes up from his indolence to find cheap beer on the wrong side of the pub, and on a border patrol demanding passports. Puckoon will never be the same again. Something has to be doneÖ
Target Market and Key Venues
The company plans to open at the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh on 30th January 2009 and will tour Northern and Southern Ireland until mid March 2009 with a possible extension to take in venues further afield.
Puckoon will be designed for a wide audience base with an anticipated target age range of 14+. The average seating capacity per venue is 200, giving anticipated audience figures of between 4000 and 6000. The company believes that the project will have a wide appeal for traditional theatre-goers, young people and devotees of the work of the Goons and Spike Milligan in particular.
Potential Sponsorship Benefits
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SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE
RANGING FROM £5.000 TO £10.000
"Director ZoŽ Seaton has stamped her inimitable style on many previous classics."
"An audience packed with young theatre-goers for the classic was also a completely joyous thing to see."
News Letter, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 2006