Dominic West Leads Campaign For Sheffield Theatres

Actor Dominic West is leading a fund-raising campaign to encourage people to sign-up as regular donors to Sheffield Theatres.  

 Dominic has wonderful memories of performing on the Crucible stage, playing Professor Henry Higgins in the 2012 Christmas musical My Fair Lady, and Iago in the 2011 production of Othello. He saw first-hand how passionate and loyal the Sheffield audience is, and wanted help make sure the exciting and challenging theatre produced in Sheffield can continue for future generations to enjoy.

Dominic West commented: ‘The Crucible is very special. We are so lucky to have this outstanding theatre in Sheffield and that’s why I’m getting behind a campaign to raise money to support the work of Sheffield Theatres.  Giving a small amount of money on a regular basis is a great way to make sure we can all experience the most exciting, spectacular and thought-provoking theatre here in Sheffield - now and in the future.’

 Being a Regular Donor doesn’t have to mean giving large sums of money; current supporters give from £3.00 per month. Production costs can range from £30 for a make-up artist for an hour, £120 for a pair of men’s plain tap shoes, £300 for a handmade hat and £400 for one bespoke wig. By making a donation people will see the impact of their support every night on stage.

As well as working with acclaimed actors such as Dominic, Sheffield Theatres is committed to developing new and emerging talent and working with the local community. Sheffield People’s Theatre brings participants from across the city, from every generation, and from every walk of life to the theatre. 120 members, aged from 12 to 84, took part in the production of Camelot: The Shining City last year. They learnt skills such as stage combat and performed on the Crucible stage, outside in Tudor Square and The Peace Gardens. Donations to Sheffield Theatres help to make these kinds of opportunities a reality.

If you can help then please sign up as a Regular Donor by contacting Leah Woffenden in the Fundraising department on 0114 201 3820 or l.woffenden@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Alternatively donation forms are available from the Crucible and Lyceum Theatres.

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Sheffield Theatres is the largest theatre complex outside London. Across our three auditoria: the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, we offer a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.