Phoebe Waller-Bridge Appointed Vice President Of Acting For Others

Phoebe Waller Bridge in Fleabag Live
Phoebe Waller Bridge in Fleabag Live

Acting for Others has announced that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been appointed Vice President of the theatrical charity.

In April Waller-Bridge, DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre, in partnership with National Theatre Live and Amazon Prime Video streamed the stage production of Fleabag, which raised over £1 million for charities including Acting for Others. Additionally, Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag Support Fund in partnership with The Royal Theatrical Fund, together have now raised over £270,000 to support freelancers working in theatre, comedy and cabaret as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge today said, “Acting for Others has been the silver lining around the cloud that has crept over our theatre industry. I have witnessed first-hand the dedication and compassion this charity has for the people who work so hard to keep this country’s culture alive. I’m honoured to be a Vice President of Acting for Others and I promise to continue working with them to support our industry with the determination and the dignity that they afford each and every person they support.

Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen, co-chair of Acting for Others today said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Phoebe Waller-Bridge to our team of esteemed Vice Presidents; her commitment and support of the theatre industry during this critical time has been outstanding. Fleabag For Charity and the Fleabag Support Fund has raised vital funds for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK whose livelihoods were destroyed by the Covid-19 lockdown and Acting For Others will continue to distribute this money as lockdown eases.”

Waller-Bridge joins fellow Vice Presidents Paul Gane, Lesley Garrett CBE, Dame Monica Mason, Joanna McCallum, Sir Trevor Nunn, Sir Mark Rylance, Sir Patrick Stewart OBE, and President Dame Judi Dench to represent the charity.

More information about Acting For Others can be found here.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Please give a mention to the fabulous Killian Thomas Lefevre and his friends all 2019 ppacademy uk grads who made a video last week on you tube singing Pray from neverland, not just singing BUT playing piano, flute, and guitars from their homes to raise funds for Acting For Others.
    An amazing version of this song and a great moment for them. They deserve some editorial please…..the industry can’t afford to lose the next generation of west end performers, they need all the support they can get.
    youtu.be/Qsi9j4Erdcc

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