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Celebrities join theatre campaign
CELEBRITIES are joining a fundraising campaign to help save a historic theatre from closure.
Big names performing on stage, including Lucy Porter and Billy Geraghty, are recording a short piece for a video plea, which will soon go on Youtube as part of a social media push to raise more money for Lyme Regis’s Marine Theatre’s Raise the Roof appeal.
The theatre, which is 120 years old, needs to raise £95,000 within three years to replace the roof after it was found to have a substantial leak which lets in a large amount of water.
It is so serious that artistic director Tim Bell said if the money is not raised in time, the theatre will be forced to shut down.
Mr Bell said: “We have to raise the money, it’s that simple. This theatre is well loved in the town and provides something for everyone, but the roof is in such a bad state we have to raise the money or we will have to shut.
“We realise it is a huge amount and we also know a lot of the money will have to come from grants from the National Lottery or the Theatre Trust, but we need to raise as much as we can.
To keep up to date with the campaign follow @marinetheatre on Twitter, or like their page on Facebook.
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