Spare playbills cluttering up your storage?
I have been collecting playbills for a number of years and have sold quite a fair few signed ones in aid of charity since 2011. I am planning to put more of my collection up for sale in the coming months to raise more money (in memory of my sister who died of Acute Myleoid Leukaemia). So far I have raised over £4000 ($7000) by auctioning mainly theatre-related items, but I’d love to step it up this year…
It looks like future Broadway trips may be out of the question due to a recently announced redundancy. Therefore I am throwing myself on the mercy of the playbill collectors of tumblr to ask if anyone would be willing to collect / donate / send any spares they have so that I can include them in future auctions? I would happily cover all postage & packing costs (I’m in the UK).
Please get in touch if you think you can help - all offers gratefully considered.
This Jessica Raine ‘flower photo’ (with accompanying signed postcard) and ‘Call the Min-wife’ caricature of Jenny Lee (also signed by Jessica Raine) are two of the items currently on offer in a charity auction in aid of Leukaemia Research.
Please check it out here:
Ends 30th March, plenty of other CTM and theatre-related items included!
Please take a look and share the link.
So, three of my favourite things are running the Forget-Me-Not Project / going to the theatre / watching Call the Midwife. I especially love combining all 3 in one, as the above picture illustrates.
I met Bryony Hannah (Cynthia Miller) after a recent trip to see her in ‘Blurred Lines’ at the National Theatre. She kindly posed for a charity ‘flower photo’ and autographed a few items, including the lovely Min-wife caricature of Cynthia drawn by artist Grace Fox. The photo, an accompanying autograph card, the signed drawing and a signed programme from ‘The Children’s Hour’ (arguably Bryony Hannah’s break out role) are all up for sale in my current charity auction which ends on 30th March:
100% of proceeds go to Leukaemia Research and there are many other CTM and theatre-related items on offer, so please check it out and spread the word.
Laura Main gets on her bike
These are the only screenshots I could find of Laura riding a bike during Call the Midwife but she will be back in the saddle again this weekend, riding 50 miles in aid of #SportRelief.
If any of her tumblr followers among the CTM fandom want to show their support by sponsoring Laura, her Giving page is here:
Good luck Laura!
Signed playbills for sale. L-R top-bottom:
1) Twelfth Night / Richard III signed by Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry & entire Broadway cast
2) Annie signed by Katie Finneran & entire Broadway cast
3) Lucky Guy signed by Maura Tierney
4) Waiting for Godot / No Man’s Land signed by Sir Patrick Stewart
5) After Midnight signed by Fantasia
6) Betrayal signed by Daniel Craig
All are being auctioned for charity (Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research) via
Auction ends Sunday 30th March.
I think this post should give credit to the person who drew the picture, Grace Fox.
Grace has produced some fabulous ‘Call the Min-wife’ drawings, several of which she has donated to raise money for Leukaemia Research:
I’ve met Grace and she is a fantastically talented young artist!
These two photos of the lovely Laura Main were taken as part of The Forget-Me-Not Project, which is a fundraising initiative run in aid of Leukaemia Research. Since I met her last year Laura has been a great supporter of the project (in her usual modest and understated manner). As I’m an avid viewer of Call the Midwife and a lifelong theatre geek, it has been a real honour to have her support.
Last week a friend & I attended the Anderson/Petty concert at St James Theatre where Laura gave a beautiful rendition of their song ‘Suddenly’. We had another lovely chat afterwards and I was thrilled that Laura posed for a new charity ‘flower photo’ (above right). It is currently being auctioned together with a specially designed postcard which Laura has autographed via http://m.forget-me-not-project.co.uk/Current-Auctions-page.html
There are several other Call the Midiwfe items in the auction and 100% of proceeds go to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Please check it out!
Thanks for reading and happy browsing & bidding to all. :-) x
This is my personal account of one of my favourite celebrity encounters of all time. I mean, how can you not love this woman?? I’ve been an admirer of hers for many years - she influenced my choice of college and is a wonderful role model for women everywhere.
This particular picture was taken late last year at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. Emma Thompson appeared at two events and held book signings afterwards. There’s no way anyone in their right mind - let alone me! - could pass up such an opportunity, right? When it came to my turn I explained that I raise money for Leukaemia Research in memory of my sister and shared a picture which I treasure with her; one taken of me & my sister after my graduation - she recognised the grounds of our old college immediately.
When it came to having her photo taken she grabbed the flower and struck this pose, which caused quite a bit of laughter from the queue behind. I’m still amazed the picture turned out as well as it did - I’ve met many famous people through taking photos for the Forget-Me-Not Project but none have caused as much camera shake as I experienced taking this one!
I will be auctioning it (along with an exclusive postcard signed by Emma Thompson) later in the year for charity. I may even throw in the flower for good measure if enough people are interested! (Ms Thompson was good enough to inform me that she has no known communicable diseases, so it shouldn’t pose any particular risk to public health) ;-)
Please share this pic, help me to spread the word and also support a great cause in the meantime.
Be quick! Call the Midwife items being auctioned for charity, are only available for a little while longer…
Still no bids on the smcganns photo - :-0
85 listings, 29 Call the Midwife items, 3 days left, 1 fantastic opportunity to own some unique memorabilia which is being auctioned in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research: