Veteran actor stages fundraiser for Mary’s Meals
ALL THE world has been a stage for Keith Bartlett but now the Shakespearean actor is taking a break from his day job to raise £250,000 for Dalmally-based charity Mary’s Meals.
While performing with the Globe to Globe production of Hamlet, where a company from the Globe Theatre performed
Hamlet in every country in the world in just two years, Keith was inspired to support Mary’s Meals after seeing the inequality wrought by poverty in many of the countries he visited.
Keith has already kicked- off his fundraising efforts, raising £10,000 from a commemorative book charting his journey around the world.
Keith swapped copies of Hamlet: The Greatest Theatre Tour on Earth for donations at the final night of the Globe to Globe tour, and even managed to gift copies to the Queen of Denmark and Barack Obama’s entourage when they attended productions on the tour.
Keith said: ‘The idea of Mary’s Meals seemed to have such a solid logic behind it. Education is surely one of the best ways to try and help people out of poverty and to become self-sufficient.
‘Having seen so many children emerging from impoverished households in immaculate school uniforms and walking miles to school, it was obvious to me how high a priority education is to many from deprived backgrounds.’
To buy a copy of Hamlet: The Greatest Theatre Tour on Earth send a cheque for £10.50 to Mary’s Meals c/o Keith Bartlett, 32 Gap Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8JG.
Fresh from The Globe’s world tour, Keith Bartlett begins a year’s hiatus from acting to raise £250,000 for school feeding charity Mary’s Meals. Photograph: Mark Destouches