The Queen’s Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul will swap the stage for the streets to take part in two fundraising runs in aid of the Theatre.
This Sunday (20 March), Douglas takes to the roads of Essex in the Brentwood Half Marathon before heading down to the south coast for the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 17 April.
All funds will go towards the Queen’s Theatre, which is a registered charity, specifically its wide-reaching Learning and Participation projects for schools, young people, community groups and individuals of all ages.
For anyone that would like to support Douglas and the Queen’s vital work, they can do this at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DouglasRintoul.
Working annually with 13,000 people of all backgrounds in east London and Essex, the Queen’s Learning and Participation programme gives everyone the chance to discover and nurture their performing talents; produces high quality productions involving the local community; trains young people in theatre skills both on stage and behind the scenes; and assists schools in delivering the curriculum in an innovative way.
Douglas explains: “We offer a wide range of projects, skills, classes, talks and performances – all providing ways to promote creativity, build confidence, develop new skills and meet like-minded new friends.
“The Queen’s has recently faced significant cuts from local government so any donations received will be vital in continuing this crucial work. I hope as many people as possible will support our wonderful local theatre.”
As a registered charity, the Queen’s receives regular funding from the London Borough of Havering and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation but also relies on donations and a wide range of fundraising activities and initiatives in order to be able to continue its work across the region.
For more information about Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and its Learning and Participation Department, visit queens-theatre.co.uk