84 backers pledged £4,148 to help bring our new science fiction sitcom to life! The Kickstarter campaign ran from Feb-March 2017. Here's our project update from the Kickstarter page:
Hi everyone! Just a quick message to say – we've made it! With just under 3 days to go, we've just hit our £4000 funding goal. Incredible. The generosity and enthusiasm of our backers has been genuinely unbelievable - there are not enough words to show our gratitude, but we'll be throwing as many of them as we can your way in the coming days! On behalf of myself, Ellen, Cliff, Rob, Emma & Adam - THANK YOU.
Tyler and Gary’s galactic expedition of thievery and swearing is GO. They’ll be proper chuffed with themselves.'
2 episodes of the show will be recording in late March, with a view to release the episodes commercially as soon as humanly possible. Kickstarter pledgers can expect all their rewards by the end of May 2017!
The goal of this Kickstarter project is to fund the recording of two 30-minute audio episodes in front of a live audience in a theatre in London, and to release these episodes online to our backers. Depending on how this goes, we hope to make the rest of the series one day - this is first step on what we hope will be a much longer adventure for the Future Boys…
Having spent two years apart and taken up new identities, Tyler and Gary are unwittingly brought back together by Rik Sheringham, a galaxy-renowned treasure hunter, celebrity and old school friend/enemy of Tyler's. Sheringham's deal is simple - Tyler and Gary must undergo a series of daring and dangerous heists on his behalf, or be handed over to the authorities and forced to face the death sentence that has been looming over their heads for years. Can Tyler and Gary re-unite and stay on the same page long enough to complete the job? Or are they doomed to fail? Either way, there seems to be more to the jobs than a simple robbery, and Sheringham's intentions may not be all they seem...
Obviously most people reading this won't have seen Tyler and Gary's theatre exploits - never fear! The audio series will be comprised of brand new stand-alone adventures, meaning you will not need to have seen their previous stories to enjoy the show.
For those of you who are already familiar with Tyler and Gary and have attended the live shows - thank you so much for your support, it really means the world to us, and we hope you'll continue to support this new project and help us get the Future Boys out there. It’s all-new material, so if you want to know what the guys have been up to since you last saw them - now’s your chance!
Every person who backs this project will be able to download the first two episodes of the series. You will also have the opportunity to purchase rewards packages that include tickets to the live recording, signed posters, t-shirts and other cool stuff! Most of which features the artwork of renowned genre artist Chris Moore (www.chrismooreillustration.co.uk), who designed our fantastic poster.
For those of you interesting in attending the recording, we have 1 ticket and 2 ticket rewards available. The show will be recorded on a single evening, Thursday March 30th at 7.15pm at the Leicester Square Theatre in London’s West End. Make sure you can attend that date and location before pledging for one of the ticket rewards – and remember that travel and accommodation are NOT included. If you can’t make it – never fear. There’s a long list of other goodies that we can send straight to your door, shipping worldwide. Please note, these tickets will NOT be on sale anywhere else, they're only available through this Kickstarter campaign.
We expect to deliver on ALL of our rewards no later than the end of May 2017, including the episodes themselves. If you have any questions or want to get in touch about your rewards of the show itself – just drop us an email and we’ll reply within 24 hours.
Comedy is incredibly subjective – how on earth will you know if you’ll like the series? Well, you can find some clips of the live shows in our video below, but don’t just take our word for it that the show will be funny! Here's some selected praise from the plays - Dead Static (2012), Pilgrim Shadow (2013/4), and King Chaos (2015).
'Bad Bat have established themselves as seriously hot talent in sci-fi comedy and will surely continue to capitalise on that well-earned reputation.' - Views from the Gods, reviewing King Chaos (★★★★).
'The makings of a classic series.' – Snipe London, reviewing Dead Static.
'Writer, producer and director, Steve Jordan has created a wonderfully silly and comic sci-fi universe that, with all its nods and winks to other works, stands very much on its own two feet.' - Camden Fringe Voyeur, reviewing King Chaos.
'The entire hour of the play is joke after joke so there is very little pause between laughs... would make a great television show (Blackadder meets Dr Who) with its fun-filled adventures...' - A Younger Theatre, reviewing King Chaos.
'Any time spent with these characters is a joy.' - Views from the Gods, reviewing Pilgrim Shadow (★★★★).