Propeller Theatre Company Partners with Jeans for Genes for 2014 Tours

The internationally-renowned, award-winning Propeller Theatre Company today announced Jeans for Genes as the partner charity for their 2014 tour of The Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Propeller has performed in the intervals of their acclaimed Shakespeare productions since the company started 18 years ago. Instead of taking a well-earned rest, the cast traditionally entertain audiences with a cappella singing, followed by a charity collection. Propeller's "busking" is now a much-loved and highly-anticipated feature of every tour, and this year they will be performing during the intervals of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Propeller has raised more than £100,000 for charities including Target Ovarian Cancer, Save the Children, The Epilepsy Society, Prostate Cancer Care and the Devon-based children's charity, Lifeworks.

Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK, the charity that aims to transform the lives for thousands of children affected by disorders. Jeans for Genes Day is an annual fundraising event. Millions of office workers and school children wear their jeans for the day and make a £1/£2 donation. Jeans for Genes Day provides funding for the care and support of children with genetic disorders through a grant programme.

Propeller is an all-male Shakespeare company which seeks to find a more engaging way of expressing Shakespeare and to more completely explore the relationship between text and performance. Mixing a rigorous approach to the text with a modern physical aesthetic, they have been influenced by mask work, animation and classic and modern film and music from all ages. Productions are directed by Edward Hall and designed by Michael Pavelka. Propeller has toured internationally to Australia, China, Spain, Mexico, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Cyprus, Ireland, Tokyo, Gdansk, Germany, Italy, Malta, Hong Kong and the U.S.A.

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