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Crowdfunding campaign raises more than £1,600 to buy Emilia tickets for young women

Jackie Clune, Jenni Maitland, Saffron Coomber, Nadia Albina and Sarah Seggari in Emilia Jackie Clune, Jenni Maitland, Saffron Coomber, Nadia Albina and Sarah Seggari in Emilia
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A crowdfunding campaign has been set up to fund tickets allowing young women to see the West End production of Emilia.

To date, the fund has raised enough money to send more than 60 young women to see the show, which is written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and is running at the Vaudeville Theatre.

The fund was established by theatre videographer Ben Hewis, who told The Stage he had been inspired to set up the fundraising page after seeing the production.

He said: “After seeing Emilia in the West End a couple of weeks ago I came out determined to help more young women see it. So I set up a crowdfunder asking people to donate money towards buying tickets for young women to see the show. I thought I might get enough to send a handful if I was lucky. But it really flew on Twitter and to date we’ve raised £1,600, enough to send more than 60 young women.”

Hewis said he was in touch with several organisations to “ensure the tickets go to those who will benefit the most”.

The first tickets will be allocated for a performance on April 15.

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