An evening of Words and Music for the People of Ukraine at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon with multi award-winning Jim Broadbent and Samuel West.
Join us in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on Sunday 8 May for a special fundraising event to support those affected by the war in Ukraine. The Stratford on Avon Music Festival is putting on a special fundraising evening at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon featuring special guests and the popular musicians of the Orchestra of the Swan on Sunday 8th May at 6pm
This special one-off evening is to show solidarity and support for those affected by the war in Ukraine. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian relief effort.
The Stratford Music Festival has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) together with actors and musicians to bring together a wonderful evening of entertainment and fundraising.
Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, says ‘The thoughts of the RSC are with everyone affected by the war in Ukraine and we are pleased that the Royal Shakespeare Theatre can be the venue for a moving evening of music, readings and reflection. We know that this humanitarian fundraising will make a difference to those finding themselves in such dreadful and difficult situations as a result of this frightening conflict.’
John Liggins, Chairman of the Orchestra of the Swan went on to say ‘“When we were first approached by the Stratford Music Festival and asked if we could perform, the enthusiasm was palpable! Michael Collins and our players are volunteering their time for this vital and humanitarian cause and we are proud to be part of it.”
Joint Chairman of the Stratford on Avon Music Festival, Ray Coyte said ‘ We launched this project only a few short weeks ago and have been very moved by the enthusiastic support from the Orchestra of the Swan and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Both organisations are busy with their own professional productions and yet somehow they have found a way to help enable this fundraising evening to happen. It is going to be a fabulous evening of Words and Music’.
For more information and to book, call 01789 331111 or visit www.rsc.org.uk