27 Jun 2024

Backstage Curry!

Actor and presenter, Mark Curry, has created a new Podcast series called, “Backstage Curry”. Episodes feature, “behind the scenes”, chat with performers, broadcasters and creatives. The series is raising funds for, “Acting For Others”, Please donate if you can, via the website DONATE button.

This podcast series finds Mark Curry in conversation with a range of guests with a view to asking the main questions – How did you do it? What’s it really like? What’s it like to play a leading role in a West End musical? What’s it like to represent the UK at The Eurovision Song Contest? What’s it like being on Strictly Come Dancing? What’s does it feel like to become famous?

The first episode BEING GREEEN with Alexia Khadime, is out now.

New Episode every Friday!

26 Jun 2024

Congratulations Sharon Lomas MBE

We are delighted to announce that General Secretary of Acting for Others and Chief Executive Office of The Royal Theatrical Fund, Sharon Lomas has been awarded an MBE by King Charles III in The King’s Birthday Honours 2024.

The King’s Birthday Honours list recognises the achievements and service of people across the UK, from all walks of life. We are all very proud that Sharon has been awarded this prestigious honour.

Sharon was recently invited to attend the Creative Industries Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 15, 2024.

Pictured with Mark Lomas

29 May 2024

The West End Flea Market 2024 – Photography Bonnie Britain

28 May 2024

The West End Flea Market raises over £74,000!

This year’s West End Flea Market saw The Mousetrap being crowned the Best Dressed Stall, in the competition judged by Christopher Biggins and Harriet Thorpe. The stall for the longest running play in the world included show memorabilia and exclusive props used in the show for sale, including a newspaper signed by the entire cast, they also had a game of ‘Trap the Mouse’ for participants to play for chance of winning tickets for the show.

Other West End shows which had stalls included: Back to the Future, Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club, Disney on Stage including Frozen and The Lion King, Guys and Dolls, Hamilton, Hadestown, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, Moulin Rouge, Mrs Doubtfire, Operation Mincemeat, Phantom of the Opera, SIX, Sister Act, The Book of Mormon, and The Play that Goes Wrong.

Meanwhile, other attractions on the day included: Go Live Theatre Projects, ATG Touring Productions, Theatrical Memorabilia, Tombola, West End Charity Football Club Penalty Shoot-out, My Shot! The Pearly Kings and Queens, several Panto Dames and Flea market favourite Psychic Su Pollard told fortunes.

Inside the church, West End stars took selfies, signed posters and goodies for fans including Luke Bayer, Christina Bianco, Christopher Biggins, Sir Derek Jacobi, Ruth Jones, Lesley Joseph, Bonnie Langford, Melanie La Barrie, Harriet Thorpe, Dame Arlene Phillips, Dianne Pilkington, Peter Polycarpou and Michael Xavier.

22 May 2024

West End Flea Market – Online Auction is OPEN!

If you couldn’t make it to the West End Flea Market on Saturday 18th May, take a look at our Online Auction, with some fabulous items up for grabs from the shows! Items include Signed pieces of set from Les Miserables, Limited Edition Prints from Wicked, Gala Night and Party for Cabaret at The Kit Cat Club, and more…


20 Feb 2024

The West End Flea Market is back!

The West End Flea Market 2024 will take place on Saturday 18 May at St Paul’s Church and Churchyard, Covent Garden, 10am – 2pm Following last year’s most successful West End Flea Market to date, where over £70,000, was raised the event returns for its fourth year.

150 early bird tickets will be available for £15 giving people automatic entry into a theatrical prize draw and early access to the flea market. Release date for early bird tickets will be announced on Acting for Others social media platforms.

West End shows will set up a variety of uniquely designed stalls offering theatrical memorabilia, signed items, and the chance for selfies and autographs. Each will be tailored by the company to celebrate their productions, with themed merchandise and special limited-edition collectables with the Best Dressed Stall to be judged by a starry panel and the winner will be announced at the event.

The autograph area will return inside the church with entry cost at £10, which includes a free West End Flea Market 2024 poster. Entrants will queue for each time slot and celebrity. This year’s Judges, West End Stars and shows will be announced at a later date.

See you there!

11 Dec 2023

One Night Only – The Ivy 2023

On Sunday 3rd December, Samantha Bond, Richard Clifford, and A4O returned to the renowned Ivy restaurant for One Night Only!

With Michael Ball OBE, Luke Evans, Dame Penelope Wilton, Neil Dudgeon, Celia Imrie CBE, Tamzin Outhwaite, Amanda Redman, Dame Arlene Phillips, Ginny Holder, Tom Hopper, Laura Hopper, Harriet Thorpe, Janie Dee, Raj Ghatak, Golda Rosheuvel, Hugh Sachs, Samantha Spiro, Tom Read Wilson and Greg Wise.

Guests were greeted and welcomed by Maitre’ds Dame Penelope Wilton & Luke Evans. With hosts including Michael Ball OBE and Dame Arlene Phillips DBE working alongside Neil Dudgeon, Hugh Sachs, Golda Rosheuvel and Samantha Spiro who were waiters for the night. Tom Hopper and Harriet Thorpe were also spotted shaking a cocktail behind The Ivy’s iconic central bar. Diners enjoyed an exciting live auction led by Charlie Ross, a British antiques expert, presenter and auctioneer who appears regularly on BBC Antiques programmes. The auction included an array of “money-can’t-buy” experiences!

Some lucky guests had the opportunity to Dine with the Stars, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, Jim Carter CBE & Imelda Staunton OBE.

Photo credit: Dave Benett

07 Nov 2023

Louise Dearman and Trevor Dion Nicholas at The Ivy Club!


Another fabulous Cabaret line-up from Robert Rees. Don’t miss Louise Dearman and Trevor Dion Nicholas on Monday 20th November in aid of Acting for Others!

For tickets, email: guestlist@the-ivyclub.co.uk


07 Nov 2023

HALLOWEEN at The Ivy Club 2023


Thank you to everyone that joined us for A Nightmare on West Street on Sunday 29 October at The Ivy Club!

Prizes for Best Dressed guests were announced on the night, with 1st place going to ‘A Dalek’, 2nd place won by ‘Mr Monopoly’, and 3rd place being awarded to ‘Bill and Ben’.

Acting for Others would like to thank Robert Rees, The Ivy Club, Bonnie Britain Photography, Jade Soar and her team, Nancy Khan, Gregor Donnelly and Owen Puller and everyone that attended this year’s Halloween party.

See you next year!

19 Oct 2023