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Crusoe's Island - Booking now for Autumn 2019

Adapted for stage by Mark Cronfield

One Man's story of shipwreck, solitude and salvation

In a dynamic one man performance Mark Cronfield brings Defoe's classic novel to the stage for its 300th anniversary. Rediscover Crusoe's Island and the story of Yorkshire's famous castaway.

Dates available: Friday 20th September - Saturday 30th November 2019
(Contact us to discuss 2020 availability)

Fee per performance: £500 or 70% of box office whichever is greater

Duration: Approximately 2 hours, including interval

Technical: Acting space minimums - width 18ft x depth 20ft, height 12ft
(We bring our own stage, lights & sound but can connect to in house
systems)

Timings: Get in time: 4 hours. Get out time: 1½ hours

Audience: Suitable for a general audience

For more information and to make a booking contact
Colin Bailey on 07711 211169 or use the contact form below.

 

Click here to download a copy of the booking information


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About Mark Cronfield

Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe will be Mark’s first major adaptation for the stage. 2019 is the 300th anniversary since this epic adventure of Yorkshires most famous castaway first set sail.

Mark has been a professional Actor for over 20 years and has been a stalwart of North Country Theatre for much of his career with other stage roles for The National Theatre, three over eden, Theatre Hullabaloo and film and TV credits including Hollyoaks and The Descent.

About Mark Cronfield

About Colin Bailey

Colin has been the driving force behind BlueBoxt Productions since it began in 1991 and is looking forward to developing Fell-Foss Theatre's professional touring theatre offer.

He has over 30 years’ experience as an entertainer, musician, educator and project manager in and around the Dales.

He has been administrator for North Country Theatre since 2011 and is greatful for the mentorship and given by Artistic Directior Nobby Dimond.

About Colin Bailey

Working with us - How to Book a Performance.

Whether you are a professional venue manager or a village hall committee, a charity fund raiser, college, castle, a group or an individual You can be the promoter or host a Fell-Foss Theatre show. All you have to do is call, email or complete the contact form and we will be happy to discuss options with you. We’ll also add you to our venues mailing list so you get advance notice of what’s on offer. 

Does it have to be a "proper" theatre space?

No, we are technically self contained and bring just about everything with us - stage, scenery, lighting... and of course actors, we can perform in a variety of spaces. We are used to performing in village halls, arts centres,  large and small theatres, galleries, gardens, churches, hotel ballrooms and even agricultural buildings!

You do of course have to find the audience, sell the tickets and staff the event and you have to have an acting space usually of a minimum size (this is specified on the booking information).

What about publicity?

We can provide the posters, leaflets and other marketing support usually two or three months in advance and for non professional venues we can even provide tickets, online ticket selling and over printing. We are usually booking up to a year in advance of any performance so we advise you register your interest as early as possible and we can provisionally allocate a performance date.

We get a lot of repeat bookings so we try and work as flexibly as possible to keep travel costs to a minimum and allocate preferred dates. It is always helpful to have two or three dates that will work for your venue when you contact us. Remember,  Friday and Saturday dates are very popular so mid week bookings are often worth considering when looking to attract an audience.