Stars and eminent personalities from stage and screen have teamed up to raise funds for the charities Acting for Others, Theatre Artists Fund, and Theatre Trust. Celebrities have donated treasured personal possessions, and ‘money can’t buy experiences’, into the Super Auction.
Dame Judi Dench, President of Acting for Others has said “We greatly appreciate the exciting fundraiser to support the Arts. The work of the theatrical charities is vitally important to help our industry survive, and the Theatre Super Auction is a wonderful way to support our cause”.
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dame Judi Dench, Michael Ball, Dame Joan Collins, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexandra Burke, Martin McDonagh, Dame Emma Thompson, Miriam Margolyes, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp and Cassidy Janson are among many making donations. Auction Lots include Opening Night Performance of Cinderella and Overnight at the Mayfair Townhouse for 4, Dame Judi Dench signed Painting, 2 tickets for Anton and Erin in Showtime, 2 tickets for Michael Ball’s Hairspray including a Meet & Greet with the Cast, a personalised song written by Tony Hatch, and Valentino jewellery worn by Dame Joan Collins on Sins.
Founded in the 1960’s, Acting for Others, under the joint Chairmanship of Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen and Billy Differ, provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. The Theatre Artists Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK. The Theatre Trust champions the future of live performance, by protecting and supporting excellent theatre buildings which meet the needs of their communities.