Acting for Others has confirmed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been appointed as vice-president of the theatrical charity.

Back in April Waller-Bridge, DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre, in partnership with National Theatre Live and Amazon Prime Video streamed the stage production of Fleabag, which raised over one million pounds for charities including Acting for Others. In addition to this, Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag Support Fund in partnership with The Royal Theatrical Fund, together have now raised over £270,000 to support freelancers working in theatre, comedy and cabaret as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Talking about the news Phoebe Waller-Bridge said: “Acting for Others has been the silver lining around the cloud that has crept over our theatre industry. I have witnessed first-hand the dedication and compassion this charity has for the people who work so hard to keep this country’s culture alive. I’m honoured to be a Vice President of Acting for Others and I promise to continue working with them to support our industry with the determination and the dignity that they afford each and every person they support.”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is best known for her show Fleabag, which was first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013 and adapted for television in 2016 winning her a BAFTA for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme.

She joins fellow Vice Presidents Paul Gane, Lesley Garrett CBE, Dame Monica Mason, Joanna McCallum, Sir Trevor Nunn, Sir Mark Rylance, Sir Patrick Stewart OBE, and President Dame Judi Dench to represent the charity.

Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. These charities include: Actor’s Children’s Trust, Dancers’ Career Development, Denville Hall, Drury Lane Theatrical Fund, Equity Charitable Trust, Evelyn Norris Trust, SafetyCurtain, King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses, Ralph and Meriel Richardson Foundation, Dance Professionals Fund, The Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund, The Royal Theatrical Fund, Theatre Chaplaincy UK and The Theatrical Guild.

For more information about Acting for Others visit: https://www.actingforothers.co.uk/