The Live Literature Company has proudly presented successful fundraising performances supporting National Charities, including:
RNLI and Age Concern UK - In 2013 Val toured Twelfth Night in One Hour to Salcombe, Devon, performed by Niagara University students. In Summer 2017, we will again tour to Salcombe with a new production of Much Ado About Nothing in One Hour. Our Salcombe productions raise money with a post-performance collection for the above mentioned charities.
Macmillan Cancer Care - We performed our Bronte production Charlotte, Emily and Anne written by Douglas Verrall at St. John's Church, Waterloo and The United Reformed Church, Highgate Village. Douglas chose Macmillan Cancer Care as the named charity after being diagnosed with liver cancer.
The Stroke Association - We performed Val's play The Quilt in memory of her mother Daphne Doulton, at Guys Hospital Chapel.
Prior to forming The Live Literature Company, Val staged benefit performances for the following charities, which are also charities the Live Literature Company intends to support in the future:
The Terrence Higgins Trust and Aids Charities - Val directed a fundraising and awareness raising production of Shakespeare's As You Like It for a Gala evening at The Garrick Theatre after previous performances at The Chelsea Centre. This production was dedicated to Peter Evans one of the first people in the UK to be diagnosed with AIDS. Peter was a wonderful stage designer and close friend of Val's.
The NSPCC - Val directed Dottie, a one woman play about Dorothy Parker performed by Tania Ison for an Islington NSPCC community Gala evening at The King's Head Theatre after previous performances at Birmingham Arts Theatre.