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Dame Judi Dench supports Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds emergency reopening appeal




National treasure Dame Judi Dench is supporting an emergency fund-raising appeal to help Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds reopen and survive the coronavirus pandemic.

The theatre, in Westgate Street, aims to raise £50,000 from 'The Show Will Go On!' campaign and has already raised more than £19,000 since it launched last week.

Dame Judi, life patron of the theatre, has added her name to the list of stage and screen stars backing the appeal.

Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

She said: "Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is an absolute gem and it must be preserved for generations to come – a magical place with its historic auditorium and rich heritage - please stand with us and support this emergency appeal if you can."

Dame Judi was a patron of the theatre's Restoration Appeal between 2005 and 2007.

She performed in the venue's 2005 restoration gala with Sir Ian McKellen and Timothy West - she and Sir Ian performed the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet together.

To donate, visit www.theatreroyal.org


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