The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, along with an ensemble cast of invited actors, have recorded a very special reading of the much-loved poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
The poem was recorded in support of the Actors’ Benevolent Fund, of which The Prince of Wales has been Patron for over 20 years taking over the role from Her Majesty The Queen in 2000.
The charity supports actors and stage managers who are unable to work due to illness, injury or old age and those experiencing financial hardship particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Their Royal Highnesses’ recently visited Soho Theatre and music venue, The 100 Club, where they heard at first-hand the difficulties the creative industries have faced this year. It was the hardship brought on by the pandemic that The Prince was particularly keen to address.
This year has been particularly difficult for those working in the industry and in April the Actors' Benevolent Fund launched an Emergency Grant Fund to support those in their profession who are experiencing financial hardship owing to the pandemic.
For more information on how the charity supports those in need visit the Actors' Benevolent Fund website.