Performers Patti LuPone, John Partridge and Cleve September are among the winners of this year’s Golden Bucket Awards, which celebrate fundraising in theatre.
The awards are won by theatrical charity Acting for Others, an umbrella organisation that represents 15 charities including the Actors’ Children’s Trust, the Royal Theatrical Fund and Theatre Chaplaincy UK.
The Stage is a media partner of Acting for Others.
LuPone was given the Fabulous Fundraising Award after taking part in a live Q&A event in aid of Acting for Others, while Partridge won the ‘It Starts With a Speech’ prize. While on tour with the play The Case of the Frightened Lady, Partridge gave a speech each night encouraging audiences to donate to bucket collections at every venue.
Hamilton’s Cleve September won the Superstar Award for his fundraising efforts as an Acting for Others ambassador, while the production’s home – the Victoria Palace Theatre – was recognised for its front-of-house team’s fundraising work.
It raised £16,400 through bucket collections.
Bill Kenwright’s theatre company won an award celebrating the work its touring productions do to encourage donations, while the West End’s Theatre Cafe was honoured for its social media support for the charity’s campaigns, including the forthcoming West End Flea Market.
Elsewhere, the Prince of Wales Theatre, home to the Book of Mormon, won the Golden Bucket regional award for raising £29,510, while the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton was given the regional award for raising £8,082 during a run of Wicked.
The Golden Bucket Awards were held on February 15 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London.