Andy Black is creating Follow the Faun
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“A psycho-spiritual odyssey....liberating” – The Guardian

Andy Black (Billy Elliot the Musical, Young Hearts Run Free) has teamed up with internationally renowned director Molly Molloy and composer Richard Gallagher to create a high-octane interactive theatre piece, journeying through new dimensions and magical realms to a pulsing soundtrack of trippy disco and cutting-edge house music.

The Faun is an ancient archetype who taps into our wild nature, horniness and primal desire to dance. He is the Pied Pier…on acid…in heels.

Combining dance workshop, shamanic journey and stand-up comedy, Follow the Faun leads audiences through a musical adventure of high-energy disco, musical theatre ballads, and hands-in-the-air raving. Audiences discover the power of dance, delight and their pelvic thrust – this is body-mind aerobics for the post-rave generation.

Performer Andy Black trained at GSA Conservatoire. He then worked in West End musical theatre before developing the Faun and performing for thousands at festivals across the UK, including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Shambala and Morning Gloryville. The Faun draws on these two worlds to create a new theatrical space – where ravers and clubbers meet traditional audiences for interactive storytelling and dance floor fun.

Having invested years of training, experimentation, research and development, in 2015 Andy took a leap of faith and launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The goal was to raise the funds to take the show to Edinburgh Fringe and join thousands of other acts and shows in the worlds largest theatre festival. A strong, giving, nurturing and loving tribe stumped up enough cash to cover the venue and production costs.

Follow The Faun was wildly successful,  receiving all 5-star reviews, selling out shows, and gaining a cult following. The adventure continued in London at Dalston's progressive music venue, Passing Clouds, and is currently gearing up for its West End showcase at the Arts Theatre, London (May 2-7).

The Faun's Tale


The Faun at Secret Garden Party.

Thousands have witnessed the The Faun bring his powerful blend of dance, drama and laughter to the UK festival scene including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, & Morning Gloryville. Many have attended his unique dance classes and workshops with Urdang, Onetaste and Artful Badger to experience the collective joy, healing and the ancient, tribal ecstasy which only those who truly Follow The Faun experience.

“The Faun. He is something truly fun and magical to behold! He will lighten and liven up any space he enters with his enchanted charisma and glittery escapades. Follow The Faun...it will be entrancing!”
Debbie Zeffman, Onetaste

Join the adventure

Please support this exciting project and take advantage of the many participatory perks. This is a fully immersive adventure; supporters will have exclusive behind the scenes access, updates and the chance to help shape the story, songs and structure of an exciting new piece of theatre.
"It was an extraordinary experience as every sense was drawn into the movement, sound, light and images of the show. Putting it into words can’t do this piece of performance art justice, so you had better go and experience it yourself."
ELKE WIEBALCK
Everything Theatre


At The Vaults Festival as part of Artful Badgers Wild Worlds: Darksides, which won "Spirit of The Festival award 2015" Target Audience.

We wish to attract a traditional theatre audience, who would not neccesarily have experienced a 'rave' situation and give them the experience of dancefloor unity, fun and physical freedom.
We also aim to bring the ravers and clubbers into a theatrical context, to make live storytelling accessible and attractive as well as presenting dance & play as a healthy 'high'.

UPDATE

Check out two pieces of music from the show, the first, a Disco inspired piece called 'Are You Coming With Me" here it is as instrumental but will be performed with lyrics AYCWM4.5 - PreMaster13instrumental by TheFaun
And here is a video of Mama Knows... a lullaby that comes about halfway through the piece...

2016 will see appearances all over the globe with provisional dates already set in Ibiza, Berlin, Adelaide, New Zealand, Sydney, LA, San Fransisco & New York.

Supporting this project will help to establish the show in a way that will help to create a sustainable future for the company and lead to the development of a large scale interactive musical.
follow us on twitter @The_Faun  
Tiers
Pledge $1.50 or more per month
The Call to Adventure (£1)
Entry into a monthly prize draw for tickets and gifts.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Buddy (£3.50)
Backstage updates
MP3 soundtrack
Pledge $10 or more per month
Chum (£7)
Backstage updates and access 
Priority Booking for all shows.
MP3 soundtrack
Pledge $15 or more per month
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Family (£10.50)
Backstage updates
Priority Booking & 20% Discount on all tickets
MP3 soundtrack
Pledge $30 or more per month
only 50 left
Friend (£21)
Invitation to dress rehearsal for all future shows
T-shirt/Hoody
Backstage updates
Priority Booking & 20% Discount on all tickets
MP3 soundtrack
Vinyl EP
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 10 left
Ally (£70)
2 complimentary tickets to every production. 
A piece of Fauny memorabilia sent monthly
Special Edition Vinyl EP
Pledge $500 or more per month
only 10 left
Mentor (£350)
Sponsor a Living Wage apprentice. Placements are available on a 3, 6 & 12 monthly basis for those looking for experience working in theatre and events. 
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
only 10 left
Partner (£700)
20 VIP Tickets to future Faun events, shows, gigs & productions.
PLUS a performance booked for the charitable organisation of your choice.
Backstage updates
Featured advert in programme and website

Goals
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We have the music, we have the lyrics, we have the technology.
2 sessions in the studio recording mixing and mastering 3 songs from the theatrical production to broadcast quality. The results will be offered up to the DJ world for dance-floor and radio remixes and made available for purchase on vinyl & digital.
£2250


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“A psycho-spiritual odyssey....liberating” – The Guardian

Andy Black (Billy Elliot the Musical, Young Hearts Run Free) has teamed up with internationally renowned director Molly Molloy and composer Richard Gallagher to create a high-octane interactive theatre piece, journeying through new dimensions and magical realms to a pulsing soundtrack of trippy disco and cutting-edge house music.

The Faun is an ancient archetype who taps into our wild nature, horniness and primal desire to dance. He is the Pied Pier…on acid…in heels.

Combining dance workshop, shamanic journey and stand-up comedy, Follow the Faun leads audiences through a musical adventure of high-energy disco, musical theatre ballads, and hands-in-the-air raving. Audiences discover the power of dance, delight and their pelvic thrust – this is body-mind aerobics for the post-rave generation.

Performer Andy Black trained at GSA Conservatoire. He then worked in West End musical theatre before developing the Faun and performing for thousands at festivals across the UK, including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Shambala and Morning Gloryville. The Faun draws on these two worlds to create a new theatrical space – where ravers and clubbers meet traditional audiences for interactive storytelling and dance floor fun.

Having invested years of training, experimentation, research and development, in 2015 Andy took a leap of faith and launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The goal was to raise the funds to take the show to Edinburgh Fringe and join thousands of other acts and shows in the worlds largest theatre festival. A strong, giving, nurturing and loving tribe stumped up enough cash to cover the venue and production costs.

Follow The Faun was wildly successful,  receiving all 5-star reviews, selling out shows, and gaining a cult following. The adventure continued in London at Dalston's progressive music venue, Passing Clouds, and is currently gearing up for its West End showcase at the Arts Theatre, London (May 2-7).

The Faun's Tale


The Faun at Secret Garden Party.

Thousands have witnessed the The Faun bring his powerful blend of dance, drama and laughter to the UK festival scene including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, & Morning Gloryville. Many have attended his unique dance classes and workshops with Urdang, Onetaste and Artful Badger to experience the collective joy, healing and the ancient, tribal ecstasy which only those who truly Follow The Faun experience.

“The Faun. He is something truly fun and magical to behold! He will lighten and liven up any space he enters with his enchanted charisma and glittery escapades. Follow The Faun...it will be entrancing!”
Debbie Zeffman, Onetaste

Join the adventure

Please support this exciting project and take advantage of the many participatory perks. This is a fully immersive adventure; supporters will have exclusive behind the scenes access, updates and the chance to help shape the story, songs and structure of an exciting new piece of theatre.
"It was an extraordinary experience as every sense was drawn into the movement, sound, light and images of the show. Putting it into words can’t do this piece of performance art justice, so you had better go and experience it yourself."
ELKE WIEBALCK
Everything Theatre


At The Vaults Festival as part of Artful Badgers Wild Worlds: Darksides, which won "Spirit of The Festival award 2015" Target Audience.

We wish to attract a traditional theatre audience, who would not neccesarily have experienced a 'rave' situation and give them the experience of dancefloor unity, fun and physical freedom.
We also aim to bring the ravers and clubbers into a theatrical context, to make live storytelling accessible and attractive as well as presenting dance & play as a healthy 'high'.

UPDATE

Check out two pieces of music from the show, the first, a Disco inspired piece called 'Are You Coming With Me" here it is as instrumental but will be performed with lyrics AYCWM4.5 - PreMaster13instrumental by TheFaun
And here is a video of Mama Knows... a lullaby that comes about halfway through the piece...

2016 will see appearances all over the globe with provisional dates already set in Ibiza, Berlin, Adelaide, New Zealand, Sydney, LA, San Fransisco & New York.

Supporting this project will help to establish the show in a way that will help to create a sustainable future for the company and lead to the development of a large scale interactive musical.
follow us on twitter @The_Faun  

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Tiers
Pledge $1.50 or more per month
The Call to Adventure (£1)
Entry into a monthly prize draw for tickets and gifts.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Buddy (£3.50)
Backstage updates
MP3 soundtrack
Pledge $10 or more per month
Chum (£7)
Backstage updates and access 
Priority Booking for all shows.
MP3 soundtrack
Pledge $15 or more per month
only 100 left
Family (£10.50)
Backstage updates
Priority Booking & 20% Discount on all tickets
MP3 soundtrack
Pledge $30 or more per month
only 50 left
Friend (£21)
Invitation to dress rehearsal for all future shows
T-shirt/Hoody
Backstage updates
Priority Booking & 20% Discount on all tickets
MP3 soundtrack
Vinyl EP
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 10 left
Ally (£70)
2 complimentary tickets to every production. 
A piece of Fauny memorabilia sent monthly
Special Edition Vinyl EP
Pledge $500 or more per month
only 10 left
Mentor (£350)
Sponsor a Living Wage apprentice. Placements are available on a 3, 6 & 12 monthly basis for those looking for experience working in theatre and events. 
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
only 10 left
Partner (£700)
20 VIP Tickets to future Faun events, shows, gigs & productions.
PLUS a performance booked for the charitable organisation of your choice.
Backstage updates
Featured advert in programme and website