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PROJECT 2021/22

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022





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We are raising money to fund a group of local young performers (ages range from 8-18) the fantastic opportunity and highly memorable experience of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022. The group will be performing Oliver! JR. for a three show run in a Fringe venue on the Royal Mile in August this year. 


This exciting experience was originally planned to take place back at the 2020 festival, but unfortunately was postponed until now due to the pandemic. We are now more determined than ever to give our young performers and creatives this incredible, highly anticipated experience that they will remember for a lifetime. 

We feel strongly that this opportunity should be accessible to all and as projects like this are incredibly expensive and not ones to come around every day, we were determined that no one that wanted to take part would have to worry about financial restrictions or implications of doing so. We decided to find a way to keep the costs to an absolute minimum for all participants and therefore, back in 2019, set out to raise a minimum target of £14,500. This target was to cover the cost of the whole trip and experience (accommodation, licensing, travel, venue hire, rehearsal space, costumes, set, props, marketing, the list goes on) for all of our performers, excluding food expenses and an initial deposit.


However, since COVID the costs of the trip have significantly increased due to a number of unforeseen extra costs including those of postponing. Therefore our target is now £17,900 to fully fund the experience. If we are lucky enough to exceed our target at all, all money will be used to enhance Fringe experience for our young people by funding them to go and watch extra shows and take part in other cultural and/or arts activities while they are there. 

So far, despite the COVID curveball and thanks to the support, time and generosity of our fundraising team, sponsors, parents and the local community, we are thrilled to say that we have managed to raise £15,942 (as of 16th June 2022)! 

We have a number of further upcoming fundraising events and activities coming soon, details of which will be released on our website, JustGiving page and social media accounts (coming soon) later this week. 

If you would like to be a part of making this dream a reality for these young performers, then please consider donating on this page and/or coming along to one of our upcoming fundraising events. We welcome all donations, large or small; every pound gets us a step closer to making it happen and we are really grateful for your contributions.


Thank you for taking the time to read about our project and for all of your support, 

The Cast of Oliver! JR. 




Tickets for our show are available online now at:

Follow fundraising and our journey from page in Grange to stage in Edinburgh on our social media accounts

and blog (coming soon) 



Footsteps to Theatre are proud to present

Oliver! JR.

Book, Music and Lyrics by 

Lionel Bart


Edinburgh Fringe Festival 

Venue 9

(theSpace @Niddry St - Lower Theatre)


25th-27th August 2022

12:35pm daily

Tickets available online at

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with

Music Theatre International (Europe)

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

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