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Since starting in 2013, BC has grown thanks to the support of our dedicated actors, our production team and you our loyal customers, producing 25 shows to date on very low budgets. By 2017 it was becoming increasingly tricky to keep performing let alone keep up with our ambition for growth.
Our patrons are here to help us with our ever growing costs and our ever growing ambition to evolve the company year by year!
Fact: without our patrons direct support, Bowler Crab would never have been able to produce its pocket production collection and the company would have folded entirely by now. With ever increasing costs, now in 2023 we need more help than ever if we wish to get bigger, better and deliver more Shakespeare to the world of even higher quality.
Who Are The Patrons?
Tim & Julie Wren of
Rye School of English
Tim and Julie were our first patrons to join in 2017.
Our First Platinum Patrons!
"Without Tim and Julie's support, we would have really struggled to get our productions advertised at all so enormous thanks must go to them for being the first to join the patrons programme"
- Stephen John (Bowler Crab Director & Founder)
CLICK HERE FOR THE RYE SCHOOL OF ENGLISH WEBSITE
Ed & Bev Towner of
Arthur C. Towner Ltd. Undertakers
Our Gold Patrons and our second Patrons to sign up, Ed & Bev joined us in 2017 to help support
our Othello tour. One local independent business supporting another, The Towners have continued
their support of BC in every way they can.
This family owned business of funeral directors and monumental masons have operated in the Hastings and Rother area of East Sussex since 1875!
CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTHUR C. TOWNER WEBSITE
Chris Packham of
C. Packham Theatre Services & Events
Initially joining us as an actor and playing Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, in 2017 Chris became our chief of lighting, sound and tech, taking us into the C21st with his generosity in time and finances to ensure BC's productions look and sound tip top.
Peter Mould of
Peter Mould has been a dear friend to Bowler Crab for many years. the official photographer of BC from day one, Peter has photographed almost every BC project to date. Many a cup of tea and exchange of ideas has occurred over the years between Peter and Stephen; Peter's advice having helped BC's growth considerably.
When Peter isn't taking photos of stages, he is on them or directing them as the Artistic Director of The Ellen Terry Barn Theatre Co in Tenterden.
CLICK HERE FOR STAGE SNAPS PHOTOGRAPHY'S WEBSITE
CLICK HERE FOR ETB'S WEBSITE