Actors' Benevolent Fund

Scope and Content

This file documents the work of the Actor's Benevolent fund. The file includes article entitled 'Our Charities', reprinted from The Stage (2/07/1932), with section covering the history and work of the Actors' Benevolent Fund. Also includes a flyer advertising the work of the Fund and inviting donations and subscriptions in assistance of such Fund [possibly ca. 1930s].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Actor's Benevolent Fund was founded in 1882 to assist retired or out-of-work actors. A number of figures involved with the work of the Fund are also involved with the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre project, such as Bronson Albery, Barry Jackson, John Martin-Harvey, Cyril Maude [and Nigel Playfair].

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