Mayor’s Charity Performance Raises Record Amount

A performance by final year BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance has raised over £550 for the Mayor of Bexley’s charity appeal.

The College annually donates proceeds from box office sales and audience donations from one of their public performances to the Mayor of Bexley’s chosen charities. This year a record amount of £586 was raised to support those in the borough who suffer daily with mental health issues and children with Autism.

The performance of Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale on Thursday 1 November, also gave an opportunity for students from the Colleges’ School of Design, Management and Technical Arts to showcase their talents. Designer Kelli-Mae Crossman, Lighting Designer Adam Richardson and Sound Designer Rachel Goldberg transformed the Rose Theatre into 19th Century Cambridge University supported by scenic arts, lighting, sound, costume production and stage and event management students.  

After the performance, the Mayor of Bexley, Councillor Brian Bishop, and the Lady Mayoress met the cast and production team to congratulate them.

Rose Bruford College Principal, Clarie Middleton, said:

“Once again we are delighted to be able to support the Mayor of Bexley’s charity appeal. On behalf of the cast and production team and everyone at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, I would like to thank the audience for their generous contributions to two fantastic causes."

For further information about the Mayor’s Charity appeal and fundraising events, please email mayors.office@bexley.gov.uk 

Photograph by Michael O'Reilly