Oberon Books is the UK’s most exciting independent drama publisher specialising in drama and the performing arts. With a backlist of over 1000 books including the latest modern plays and classics from some of the world’s leading dramatists, as well as a wide range of handsomely produced publications covering the theatre, opera, dance, biography, performance studies, monologues, practical guides and fiction.
A prolific publisher with a reputation for publishing some of the most challenging, exciting drama happening right now, Oberon is going from strength to strength, bringing exciting plays to grace the stages of the National Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse, the Royal Court, the Tricycle, Traverse and Soho Theatres to name but a few, not forgetting Broadway.
Elizabeth Keates – Photographer
Huge thanks to my friend and photographer Elizabeth Keates who takes the best photographs ever! Please visit her website.
ADCCT (Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service)
The Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service has built a hospice for young people with life limiting disease in my home town and its mission is to give families the time and space they need to make important family memories and to come to terms with with the inevitable loss of a precious child. We were fortunate that we were allowed to have Rebecca at home right to the end and afterwards – in my opinion one of the greatest gifts that you can give any terminally ill human being. Some families are not able to do that and the hospice fills that huge gap with dedicated medical care and a huge amount of compassion. The link will take you to their website which explains their wonderful work which was inspired by the loss of Alexander – his mother Fiona Devine is a hero for what she is achieving.
THE LITTLE PRINCESS TRUST
For Rebecca one of the most awful things about her illness was the total loss of her hair. It caused much distress and she had a wig made for her by the truly wonderful Richard Mawby who is a theatrical wig maker and an extraordinary person. We understand the terrible toll and embarrassment that hair loss can cause and so I also support The Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair for any reason including cancer. Several people I know (including my gorgeous God Daughter Misha and my daughter’s best friend Lizzie) have grown their hair specifically to have it cut to donate to the charity – much long hair ends up on the floor in the hairdressers which is such a waste when it can be put to such good use. A well made wig means the world to a child who is suffering the ravages of chemotherapy which is vicious and targets good cells as well as bad. My own hair is currently the longest it has ever been and will soon be cut and on its way to help a child – my daughter is also planning to do the same.
Please visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk and consider donating. Thank you!