Stephen Fry helps Brentwood Theatre
Signed ‘Extras’ script expected to raise a fortune!
Brentwood Theatre is delighted to be raising money by auctioning a ‘call sheet’ for the internationally acclaimed BBC series, Extras, which Mr Stephen Fry has kindly signed.
Brentwood Theatre opened in 1993 to provide a professional venue for the many non-professional drama and music groups in Brentwood, Havering, and beyond and is packed every week with a huge variety of shows. With a very flexible space accommodating 95 to 299 people, it is an affordable and much loved venue which is receiving acclaim all over Essex – and even has a huge team of supporters from America & other parts of the globe through its Patron, Stephen Moyer, the star of HBO’s True Blood.
In September 2005, the Theatre (an independent registered charity which relies on volunteers to allow it to function) launched an appeal to raise money to complete its backstage area which was duly built in 2008-9 and as part of that appeal, a huge number of celebrities kindly donated items to be auctioned in aid of the campaign.
With all the money collected to complete the build, it was not necessary to auction the items at that time, but with other projects now planned – including a complete repaint of the Theatre and a proposed new partnership with production company Beyond Images – the call sheet is on sale on eBay from Monday 15 March 2010.
Theatre administrator Mark Reed said, ‘I wrote to about a hundred celebrities and received many positive responses including Roger Moore, Steve Davies and Barbara Windsor, whose items will be sold off later in the year.
‘Brentwood Theatre was recently voted the most loved business in Brentwood on thebestof.co.uk which reflects on the fact that not only do were provide excellent Theatre, but we also support people with special needs, learning difficulties as well as those new to the business of Theatre.
‘Our mission is to provide “a vibrant, artistically challenging community theatre” and the money raised from this auction will ensure that we can continue to grow and achieve our aims.’
Those looking to own this highly collectible item will be able to make bids on eBay-UK from 10:00 GMT Monday 15 March 2010 for ten days by searching for ‘BBC Extras call sheet signed by Stephen Fry’ sale reference 250595173673
Many fans have inquired how to help the fund if they are not interested in the auction... (For US fans: Brentwood Theatre now has a way to cash US Checks without a fee!! ) Gifts large, Gifts small: every pound/dollar adds up!! So for anyone who wishes to support Steve Moyer's Childrens Theatre Fund directly, please do the following..
Please make checks out to "Brentwood Theatre" and do the little memo note to say "Moyer Kids Theatre Fund"
attn: Mark Reed
15 Shenfield Road