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Thelma Holt joins theatre company Revolve as patron

Thelma Holt. Photo: Barker Evans Thelma Holt. Photo: Barker Evans
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Theatre producer Thelma Holt has joined Judi Dench as a patron of the fledgling Revolve Theatre Company.

Revolve, which is headed up by Dench’s great-nephew Oliver, staged its first production at the Henley Fringe Festival last year: a one-man version of Hamlet performed in 90 minutes.

Holt, who co-founded London’s Open Space Theatre in 1968, said she was delighted to support a young company “that has staged an adaptation of Hamlet with such skill, clarity of thought and respect for the original text”.

“This talented ensemble will go far,” she added.

Revolve is currently touring to schools across the UK to teach young people about Shakespearean language.

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