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Shakespeare’s Globe takes part in ICAP’s 24th annual global Charity Day

Shakespeare’s Globe takes part in ICAP’s 24th annual global Charity Day

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that it is taking part in ICAP’s 24th annual global Charity Day. Today, 100% of ICAP’s revenues and commissions generated will be donated to more than 200 charities worldwide.

As the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death draws to a close, the Globe is one of 12 UK charities chosen to take part in the day, with ICAP’s revenues going to expanding and improving the Globe’s Access provisions, and commitment to Diversity. Our celebrity patrons include Jamie Parker, Tara Fitzgerald, Roger Allam, Ray Fearon, Sheila Reid, Chris van Tulleken and Rebecca Root.


Joining Their Royal Highnesses Prince Harry and The Countess of Wessex, in support of Sentebale, of which Prince Harry is a patron, and Shooting Star Chase, of which The Countess is a patron, the Globe’s celebrity patrons will speak directly to ICAP’s customers on the phone to close deals and boost trading volumes in the process.


The money from the ICAP Charity Day will be put towards a significant investment in introducing new digital technology, upskilling the Globe team to provide a sector-leading welcome to our Access patrons, and improving existing provision. We will also be able to deliver ground-breaking activities enabling those from diverse backgrounds to engage and work within the Creative and Cultural Industries.


Since Charity Day was launched in December 1993, ICAP has raised nearly £127 million for more than 2,000 charities worldwide. In 2015 alone, £7.5 million was raised by ICAP’s 60 plus offices for over 200 charitable projects. This is equivalent to 3% of ICAP’s full year pre-tax profit for 2015/2016.


Neil Constable, CEO, Shakespeare's Globe, said: “I’m thrilled that the Globe was chosen to take part in the ICAP Charity Day, especially in this special anniversary year for Shakespeare. We are proud to say that the proceeds will go towards expanding and realising our ambitions for our Access provisions, and to ensure that everyone, regardless of background, has the opportunity to experience Shakespeare and the wider cultural sector.”


Michael Spencer, Group Chief Executive Officer of ICAP, said: “ICAP Charity Day is a huge part of ICAP’s DNA. We founded ICAP 30 years ago and shortly afterwards developed a unique format for charitable giving which has since turned into a truly global fundraising event, replicated by many others in the industry. Now in its 24th year, ICAP Charity Day will support a further 200 extraordinary charities this year, all of whom are in need of funds to develop vital, life-changing projects which will make a difference to thousands of lives. We are dedicated to raising as much as we can for our charities, and are extremely grateful to our employees, customers and suppliers for their ongoing and generous support. Together we will all give 100%."


Jamie Parker is currently starring as Harry in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre). His credits with Shakespeare’s Globe include Henry V, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, A New World and As You Like It. Other recent theatre includes Guys and Dolls (Savoy Theatre), High Society (Old Vic) and The History Boys (National Theatre and Broadway). His screen credits include The Lady in the Van, Le Weekend, Valkyrie, The History Boys, Count Arthur Strong, Parade’s End, Silk and The Hour.


Sheila Reid’s long and distinguished career on stage and screen has included the Laurence Olivier-directed Three Sisters and The Crucible at the National Theatre and Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. Her recent theatre credits include Pericles (Shakespeare’s Globe), Uncle Vanya (Young Vic), American Trade (RSC) and Lucky Numbers (Royal Court). She has also played Madge in the last eight series of the BAFTA-nominated ITV show Benidorm.


Joseph Marcell first came to fame as Geoffrey in the hit NBC TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Since then he has worked extensively with the RSC, the Folger Theatre in Washington D.C. and the Old Globe in San Diego. His work with Shakespeare’s Globe includes the lead roles in Cymbeline, Omeros and the international tour of King Lear.


Tara Fitzgerald’s extensive stage and screen career includes her recent acclaimed turn as Lady Macbeth in the Globe’s 2016 summer season. Other recent theatre includes Gaslight (Northampton Royal), The Winter’s Tale (RSC), Broken Glass (Vaudeville), The Misanthrope (Comedy Theatre) and A Doll’s House (Donmar Warehouse). Screen credits include Churchill’s Secret, The Musketeers, Legend, Child 44 and Exodus: Gods and Kings. She recently played the role of Selyse Baratheon in HBO’s Game of Thrones.


Ray Fearon recently starred as Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe. Other recent stage credits include Hecuba, Pericles, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The White Devil, Troilus and Cressida, Moby Dick and The Merchant of Venice (RSC), World Music (Donmar Warehouse) and Sing Yer Heart out for the Lads (National Theatre). Screen credits include Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Missing, Silk and Waking the Dead. He is known for his long-running role as mechanic Nathan Harding in ITV’s Coronation Street.

Triple Olivier Award winner Roger Allam has worked extensively across major UK theatre venues, including multiple productions at The National Theatre, The Old Vic and the RSC. He won his second Olivier Award for Best Actor for his role as Falstaff in the Globe’s 2010 productions of Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, and returned to the Globe to critical acclaim with his portrayal of Prospero in 2013’s The Tempest. On screen, his recent credits include The Missing, Endeavour, Tamara Drewe, The Thick of It and V for Vendetta.


Rebecca Root is an actor and stand-up comedian, currently starring as Judy in the BBC sitcom Boy Meets Girl (a role which has earned her a Royal Television Society Award nomination for Best Performance in a Comedy), the first mainstream UK sitcom to cast a transgender actor in a lead transgender role. Other recent television includes Doctors, Hollyoaks, Midsomer Murders and Casualty.


Christoffer van Tulleken is a British doctor and TV presenter. He is best known for presenting the BAFTA winning CBBC series Operation Ouch! alongside his identical twin brother Alexander ‘Dr Xand’ van Tulleken. Other television includes Medicine Men go Wild, Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, Operation Iceberg, Top Dogs: Adventures in War, Sea and Ice, Holiday Hit Squad, Museum of Life, The Secret Life of Twins, Blizzard: Race to the Pole and Horizon. He was named an emerging British talent in Shortlist magazine’s “The Brit List 2013”.