Jude Law Backs Theater Program to Send Children to Plays
Jude Law, who will be playing Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is supporting the South London charity A Theatre Trip for Every Child. The charity is aiming to take 1,000 children to see plays in Law’s home borough. So far, the project has let kids from 40 Lewisham schools attend productions of Ugly Duckling and Grandad’s Island. Law was quoted by the South London Press about his patronage of the campaign.
I’m so proud to be a patron of A Theatre Trip [f]or Every Child. So far more than 2,300 children have benefited from this campaign, many of whom simply would never have been to the theatre otherwise. In order for theatre and the arts to have a special place in young people’s lives, we have to encourage that connection from as early an age as possible.
Another patron of the project is Noma Dumezweni. Originally part of the West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Dumezweni is currently playing Hermione Granger in the Broadway production of Cursed Child. The South London Press quoted her about the campaign as well.
Theatre is a collective experience that it’s vital we share with young people because it can have a huge impact on their development and outlook.
It’s so important that these children are invited into the theatre with open arms so they know, beyond a doubt, that they are welcome in the theatre and that theatre is for them.
The campaign has already provided so many local children with a potentially life-changing experience at the theatre, but they need your help to reach every child in Lewisham, every year.
Coming up in the campaign is the Dartmoor Challenge. During this challenge, the staff at the Albany, a performing arts venue in Deptford in South London, will be undergoing military training. They will then walk 26 miles while carrying 130 kg with the goal of raising funds to give lower-income Year One children the chance to go to the theater. They have so far raised half of their £10,000 target, which is a little more than $13,000.
Click here to see Dumezweni’s and Law’s comments on the campaign website and how to donate.