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Theatre Company Successfully Use Pleasefund.Us To Bring Their Production To Brighton Fringe

London based 8fold theatre company are presenting their new play, The Door, at this year's Brighton Fringe thanks to a successful campaign with online crowdfunding site PleaseFund.Us.


by: Mike Cobley
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