YOUNG thespians from Warwick’s Playbox Theatre are preparing for a 20 mile sponsored walk from their base at The Dream Factory to The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.
The theatre, which provides training, performances, and wide-ranging programmes for young people aged three to 19, has, like many creative organisations, been hit hard by the pandemic.
Members of the theatre are keen to raise some much needed funds to ensure young people continue to benefit from the theatre which includes famous alumni such as Sophie Turner who starred in Game of Thrones.
Oscar Webster, who attends Playbox said “We really want to raise funds to help Playbox during this difficult time. They don’t receive any regular funding at all and all of their income has stopped as a result of the pandemic – it’s going to be really hard for them to survive. Playbox is so important for so many and provides such a vital service for young people in the area.
“We want to show our commitment to the theatre and where better to aim for but the birthplace of William Shakespeare.”
The walk is on Sunday July 19. All funds will go towards the theatre that has been closed since lockdown.
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/playbox-theatre to support the walkers.