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020 8542 5782
Please take a look at our cards and order from the Secretary to help raise funds and keep in touch with your friends.
WONDERFUL WEST END WENDIES
We are so grateful again to all the Members of West End Wendies whose contributions for the years 2020/21 have raised a magnificent £1.345!
This money is helping those suffering with the effects of the corona virus.
Acting for Others
Our Umbrella organisation have raised a phenominal 1.3 million and still counting.
Nick Bromley, Master of the Fund, has his new book Stage Ghosts and Haunted Theatres on general sale from May 3rd.
Introduced by Richard O'Brien, the creator of the legendary The Rocky Horror Picture Show, it takes the reader on a selected tour of some fifty of the British Isles' phantom filled venues.
'Absorbing, intriguing, spooktacular- this is my kind of theatre book'. Gyles Brandreth.
Preview copies at a special rate until May 3rd can be purchased by logging onto Lnpbooks.co.uk.
By sending a message when purchasing to say you saw it on our site, a portion of each sale will benefit the Fund.
Drury Lane Theatrical Fund was set up almost two and a half centuries ago, in 1766, by the Great Actor Manager David Garrick to provide Annuities for Actors, Singers, Dancers and Stage Managers working at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Those eligible to become Subscribers pay an annual subscription for a number of years and on retirement are able to receive an Annuity and other benefits.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane has a rich history in the annals of the theatre but the life of an actor continues to be precarious and the Fund is as relevant today as it was in Georgian or Victorian times. As well as giving Annuities to Subscribing Members, the Fund is able to make small discretionary grants to non members in need who have a link to Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Here you will be able to find out about the History of our Fund and some of the interesting actors and actresses who have been involved with it during the last two centuries. There is also a page about Robert Baddeley and his Twelfth Night Cake, probably the oldest theatrical ceremony in existence.
You can also browse through our unique Greeting Cards which we sell to help with the charitable work that we continue to do, as envisaged by David Garrick in 1766.
The Fund has 13 Directors who are all Members.
The present Master of the Fund is Mr Nick Bromley, only the 16th Master in over two centuries.
The Secretary is currently Mrs Miranda Fellows. The Treasurer Mr Michael Lessiter