Celebrities back campaign to save Leeds theatre company

Phill Jupitus and Paul Heaton get behind the 'big red megaphone' to officially launch Save Red Ladder.
Phill Jupitus and Paul Heaton get behind the 'big red megaphone' to officially launch Save Red Ladder.
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Celebrities have thrown their weight behind a campaign to save a Leeds theatre company which has had its funding cut.

Phill Jupitus and Paul Heaton backed the Save Red Ladder campaign at it official launch.

The campaign started after the announcement on Tuesday July 1 that the company would have its Art Council funding slashed by 100 per cent.

Already more than £5,000 has been raised, with the campaign’s twitter account @SaveRedLadder reaching more than 1000 followers in its first week.

Phill Jupitus, who starred in Red Ladder’s 2012 show, Big Society, said: “Red Ladder is that rare thing within UK theatre – a company that has successfully continued to produce theatre that is energetic, entertaining and angry at a time when it needs to be angry. But more importantly, consistently produces work that speaks to the wide majority of people who don’t consider themselves ‘theatre goers’.

Visit www.redladder.co.uk for more information.

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