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Lisa Bowerman Stars in Charity Event

Lisa Bowerman Stars in Charity Event

2 November 2012

Lisa Bowerman, best known for playing Bernice Summerfield in a vast number of adventures and directing many Doctor Who audios, will be appearing at a special charity concert on Sunday 18 November.

The concert is a fundraiser for the disability drama group who are based at the 'On Track' day centre in Petersfield, and is organised by the charity FitzRoy, which works to transform the lives of people with learning disabilities, helping them live more independently at home and in the community.

The evening is entitled The Elizabeth FitzRoy Story. Volunteer advisor and organiser Jim Apted explains, 'When FitzRoy asked its staff to come up with fundraising ideas for its 50th anniversary, I toyed with the idea of doing a sky dive - ten seconds later I'd decided I'd rather put on a show! I started looking at the historical archives and began finding more about Elizabeth FitzRoy and her remarkable life and thought it was a story worth telling’.

Using extracts from Elizabeth’s own journals and letters, Jim has devised a show that tells her story through drama, poetry, narration and the songs of Stephen Sondheim. It is an inspiring story about a remarkable friendship, and a mother’s love for her disabled son that fired an ambition to change the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Alongside Lisa Bowerman, the cast includes Susan Franklyn (as seen on Casualty and heard in our own Doctor Who: Mission to Magnus and Stargate SG-1: Series Three - Part One) and Angus Kennedy (Genie in the House). Special guests will be members of the On Track drama group, who will be performing two numbers from their recent show Starry Starry Night for the evening’s finale. 

The show will be at The Studio at The Petersfield School on Sunday 18th November at 2pm. For tickets, you can call Laura Hayward on 01730 711071 or email Tickets are £8.00, with £5.00 concessions for children under 16 and senior citizens.

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