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Launch Bush Productions: 'In PurSUEt' at Ed Fringe

by Eleanor Higgins in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th July 2019 we successfully raised £5,150 with 84 supporters in 35 days

Support New Female Led Company Bush Productions & their first project: Comedy/Drama "In PurSUEt" Premiering at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

by Eleanor Higgins in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Thank you so much for your support this far!!

We set a realistic first target aim based on an 'all or nothing' crowdfunder.  The risk being high, we set an achievable initial target as paramount. We could stand to loose all our funding if we did not. 

We are most grateful for the support thus far - and that the crowd fully believe in our project! We are thrilled and honoured that Natwest deem our company a worthy investment. 

But to go on to make the project and company actually happen we must hit our target. With the amazing  support from the crowd and NatWest - we are over half way there! 

And with your help - we can achieve it.

Lets make Bush Productions a reality! And give more women a voice with In PurSUEt 

'In PurSUEt celebrates the ultimate truth: you can get anything you want... if you put your mind to it!' ★★★★★ (On The Map Theatre)

What is In PurSUEt?

In PurSUEt is a brand-new show from the recently founded female led company; Bush Productions. Based on a true story; a passionate Sue Perkins Sueperfan, sent to a therapist to deal with her drinking problem, relays her adventures pursuing Sue. Fleabag meets Maranda in this fierce, heartfelt, new LGBT comedy/drama. Follow our troubled heroine’s intense stalking habits and painful coping mechanisms in an age of Social Media, #MeToo, and Brexit..... In PurSUEt is a play with unexpected truth, nuance and heart. Highlighting challenges faced in every day life and how we over come them to find happiness and love. It shines a spotlight onto our souls; in a world where too often emphasis is placed on the external. A searingly fresh new piece that leaves the audience in no doubt: it is by facing our demons, that we overcome them.

Why is it important?

As well as being a comedy/drama, In PurSUEt is set in a therapists office and explores the themes of mental health, substance misuse and trauma. Highlighting the importance of mental health awareness and the recovery from it.

Devised from true events the writer Eleanor Higgins sets out to explore the nature of obsession and challenges some of the modern notions of what it means to be an addict or suffer with mental health issues in the 21st century. These issues are far more complex then the stereotypes often portrayed in the mainstream media. In PurSUEt looks at a real story, with real people, places and events, incorporating new visions of comedy, recovery and hope. We know as a company that recovery from substance misuse is possible. We hope to create a safe place for people to share their stories, find work and lead healthier lives, free from substances, with a better understanding of themselves and others.

'Step aside Fleabag – Hello InPurSUEt!'  ★★★★★ (Audience Feedback)

Who are Bush Productions?

Newly founded by Eleanor Higgins in 2019, Bush Productions is a female led LGBTQ+ film and theatre company. Our focus will be to bring new and exciting talent to the forefront of television, film, radio and theatre, while helping others who have suffered, to find recovery. We are passionate about mental health, bringing awareness to women’s issues, and the much miss understood stereotypes of being LGBTQ+

'Think Miranda... unhinged!' ★★★★★(HBO Art Director Tom Knight)

And Eleanor?

Eleanor trained at the Royal Academy of Music and ALRA. She has worked extensively in the Theatre and Arts industries the last decade including; New World Stages Broadway, Triad, West End, National Tours, ITV, Royal Academy and around the world. A feminist and passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, Eleanor writes poignant and truthful comedy that comes from the heart.

'See this live before its hits TV!' ★★★★★ (Pink Elephant Arts)

What do we need?

We need your help to make Bush Productions official, by giving lift off to its first ever project. We have secured a venue at one of Edinburgh’s top performance spaces, we have the play and the set, but we still have a way to go to make it to Edinburgh.

Your support will go towards our new business; Bush Productions. And the financial task of putting together a new start up. Including: publicity, printing, travel, accommodation, PR, marketing, theatre and venue costs for our first project. With the help of this page, we will be able to hire more women to come on board our fantastic new company. It will also help people who have had direct experience with substance issues find an opportunity to feel useful, creative and part of something. We feel this is much needed in our community where there is so much separation, stigma and judgment. 

Our Hope?

Our focus for the future will be to help others create and share their stories from all walks of life. To make new and exciting projects in film, radio, theatre, spoken word, poetry, dance and many other forms of art. With this funding, Bush Productions hope to create inclusive and diverse projects such as this, that will give back to the community, help others in to work, and give a voice to those less represented in today's society. We will run workshops and creative community projects for people who have experience of substance misuse, addiction and the criminal justice system.

How can I help? 

The best way to help is to donate or buy one of our spectacular rewards, and then sharing this page with anyone you think may be interested. We really need as much sharing, email and social media traction to reach the target. Talk to your friends, your neighbour, your hairdresser about it! If you can share this with as many people as possible, and If everyone who sees this can spare £10 - we will reach our target.

Let's give more women a voice and make “In PurSUEt” a reality!


★★★★★ "Heartbreakingly Funny!” -

★★★★★ "Not to be missed!!!” - Beneficial Artists Fund

★★★★★ “The next big thing!” -


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

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Directors Notes Script and Memorabilia

The Directors script from the In PurSUEt Promo film with his notes still on it! A one of a kind piece of memorabilia. PLUS original photographs used in the In PurSUEt Promo. A free ticket to the Edinburgh show and signed personalised postcard and flyer sent form the Festival.

£10 or more

Upgrade to a premium seat

Once you've booked your ticket for your choice of show from theSpace, get a premium reserved seat. Let us know when you're coming and we'll take care of the rest.

£15 or more

Postcard From The Fringe

A personalised postcard from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, posted during the Festival. And we'll write you a lovely wee message to say thank you. Sent worldwide.

£20 or more

Official In PurSUEt Poster

Our beautiful A3 signed Official In PurSUEt Poster, posted worldwide. With a personal message of your choice.

£30 or more

5 of 50 claimed

Official Signed Copy Of The In PurSUEt Script

An exclusive copy of the limited edition script of the latest version of In PurSUEt, signed by the writer. Posted worldwide

£40 or more

Get The Actor To Say Anything

In PurSUEt will send you a personal video saying absolutely ANYTHING to anyone you like, straight from the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during the Fringe. Is there something you want to tell someone? Or just want to say hello to your mum? Make sure you send us your email address.

£50 or more

In PurSUEt Film Night

Can't make it to the fringe? Don't worry - we'll bring it to you! Book this package and we'll send you a link to the filmed 2019 In PurSUEt performance, plus a signed programme, AND an exclusive limited edition script (latest version), signed by the writer. Includes worldwide delivery.

£250 or more

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Personalised Live Chat VIP Experience

Exclusive one to one chat with the writer and creator of In PurSUEt via FaceTime, Whatsapp or Skype during the festival, PLUS free tickets and VIP seat upgrades for TWO to front row at the Edinburgh show, PLUS two signed programs & TWO personalised signed limited edition scripts and a signed official In PurSUEt poster.

£500 or more

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Ultimate VIP Experience

Live Chat with the writer and creator. 4 VIP front row seats (including tickets) 4 Exclusive limited edition signed scripts, programmes and posters. Meet and Greet and photos with cast post-show at the Edinburgh Fringe. Personal thank you in the programme. Personalised shout out from the mile and personalised thank you on our website.

£1,000 or more

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Ultimate VIP Experience Corporate

Meet and greet with the writer and creator. 4 VIP front row seats (including tickets) 4 Exclusive limited edition signed scripts, programmes and posters. Personal thank you in the programme. An advertisement with your logo in the Programme, on our merchandise, website, and Individual flyers - Personalised shout out from the mile and personalised thank you on our web. Mentioned across our Social Media.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Be in the script! Name a female character.

Have your name mentioned in the script. Or someone you know. Plus a limited edition signed script and signed programme shipped internationally,

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Be in the script! Name a male character.

Have your name mentioned in the script. Or someone you know. Plus a limited edition signed script and signed programme shipped internationally,

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