The original home of Josef Locke, Number 8 The Townhouse B&B have joined The Playhouse Josef Locke Fundit campaign.
The new boutique B&B on Artillery Street was once the home of our favourite legendary showman and now they’ve invested to get involved in the tour of the production of his life!
Using fundit.ie, an online platform for people with great ideas to attract funding, The Playhouse is inviting audiences to get involved in the tour of ‘Josef Locke: A Grand Adventure’ by local writer and journalist Felicity McCall.
In 2014 The Playhouse brought the life of Josef Locke to the stage. Directed by Kieran Griffiths, the piece saw esteemed singer Karl McGuckin join local musicians for an affectionate look at Locke’s life, music... and his tax affairs.
After the storming success of the world premiere, the theatre now has bigger plans to raise £3,000 in an online campaign to develop the hugely successful piece of work further, taking it on the road to bigger stages throughout Northern Ireland.
Rewards for those who donate include membership to The Playhouse’s popular Applause Club, a champagne reception with the play’s producers and an invitation to attend rehearsals in The Playhouse and see the creative process in action.
“We’re just delighted to have Number 8 The Townhouse support our campaign to bring their famous resident Josef Locke’s legacy back!” Director Kieran Griffiths said.
“It’s so exciting to get audiences invested in a musical and theatrical treat!
“You can help bring well known familiar Locke favourites back to the stage- including ‘Hear my Song’, ‘Danny Boy’, ‘Kathleen’, and ‘Galway Bay- all performed by graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Karl McGuckin”.
The show will tour to The Millennium Forum on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October, and Lyric Theatre Belfast from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 November.
The Playhouse’s Josef Locke: A Grand Adventure’ Fundit campaign is now live and will run until Friday July 3. Visit www.fundit.ie to get involved.