Fans of theatre and David Tennant have been coming together over the last few months to help to raise money for a seat to be named after the Tenth Doctor actor in the new home of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
The transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is due for completion at the end of 2010 at a cost of Â£112.8 million.
If successful, Tennant would join other actors who have already had a seat named after them – leading lights of British theatreÂ such as David Suchet, John Thaw, Ian Richardson and Dame Peggy Ashcroft.
Over Â£2,170 has been raised so far, so the seat itself is assured – but where will it go?
- Â£1,200 (for seats in the Stalls, Circle or Gallery)
- Â£2,500 (for seats in the Stalls, Circle or Gallery)
- Â£5,000 (for seats in the Stalls or Circle)
Former Doctor Who star Tennant lent his support to the Transforming our Theatres Appeal when visiting the site of the new theatre last year. The RSC’s Development DepartmentÂ Campaign Co-Ordinator is Lauren Thorpe:
“We are so grateful for all of the support we have received from Davidâ€™s fans and I think its brilliant that they have been able to get together to make an overall donation at this amount in just a few weeks. Their generosity over the holiday period has been fantastic.”
Visit www.david-tennant.com for news on how to donate.
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