Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson

Virtual London Marathon for Masterclass

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]***You can now read about my route, further down the page!***[/b][/p][p]Hi everyone![/p][p]Those of you who know me will remember that I've always said I'd never run a marathon. A race that exists because of a man who ran it and died? 26.2 miles? In one go? Not my cup of tea. It would take a damn good reason for me to change my mind.[/p][p]But as it turns out, there is one. [/p][p]The good folks at Masterclass are looking to fundraise to help support all the amazing work they do. As a youth board member, I've been able to see first hand the work they've been doing to offer so many learning opportunities, to so many people, even while a pandemic has closed the theatres. It's been nothing short of incredible. I've been benefiting from their discounted tickets, workshops, readings and career guidance since 2015. I know how much these opportunities have helped my career in the theatre industry and I don't think I'd be where I am today without the knowledge and inspiration I received from them. And I'm definitely not alone in this, there are so many people who are helped every year, in all sorts of ways! So it's time for me to match their marathon effort with one of my own. [/p][p]It's been a wild year for us all but I'm passionate about making sure people get the same opportunities (and more) that I did, and I'd love your help to support Masterclass's excellent work. [/p][p]I'll be posting more updates soon: about the route I'll be taking and how my training is going. [/p][p]Now, where are my running shoes...?[/p][p]PS if you haven't heard about Masterclass and their work, have a look here: https://masterclass.org.uk/about/ [/p][p][b] [/b][/p][p][b]UPDATE:[/b][/p][p]It’s time to let you know about my route. I have set myself the challenge of running to [i]every[/i] main Olivier award eligible theatre in London. Brace yourself there are a lot of them.[/p][p]I’ll be starting at the [b]Troubadour Wembley Park[/b], before swinging down to the [b]Riverside Studios[/b].[/p][p]Next, it’s time to head east and take in the [b]Royal Court, Apollo Victoria[/b], [b]Victoria Palace[/b] and [b]The Other Palace[/b].[/p][p]Then, I’ll be sweeping up past the [b]Palladium[/b], [b]Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre[/b] and the[b] Hampstead Theatre[/b].[/p][p]It’s east again after that to the [b]Almeida[/b], [b]Sadler’s Wells[/b] and the [b]Barbican[/b].[/p][p]I’ll cross the river next, to take in [b]The Globe[/b], [b]The Young Vic[/b], [b]The Old Vic [/b]and [b]The National Theatre[/b]. [/p][p]At last, it’s back across the river to the West End. Here, I’ll be taking in (deep breath) the [b]Playhouse[/b], [b]Trafalgar Theatre[/b], [b]Adelphi[/b], [b]Vaudeville[/b],[b] Savoy[/b], [b]Lyceum[/b], [b]Duchess[/b], [b]Novello[/b], [b]Aldwych[/b], [b]Theatre Royal Drury Lane[/b], [b]Fortune[/b], [b]Royal Opera House[/b], [b]Gillian Lynne[/b], [b]Cambridge[/b], [b]Donmar Warehouse[/b], [b]Shaftesbury[/b], [b]Dominion[/b], [b]Phoenix, Palace[/b], [b]Ambassadors[/b], [b]St Martin’s[/b], [b]Prince Edward[/b], [b]Sondheim[/b], [b]Gielgud[/b], [b]Apollo[/b], [b]Lyric[/b], [b]Piccadilly[/b], [b]Criterion[/b], [b]Prince of Wales[/b], [b]Wyndham’s[/b], [b]Arts[/b], [b]Noël Coward[/b], [b]Duke of York’s[/b], [b]London Coliseum[/b], [b]Garrick[/b], [b]Harold Pinter[/b], [b]Her Majesty’s[/b] and – [i]finally[/i] – [b]Theatre Royal Haymarket[/b].[/p][p]I’m finishing at the Haymarket because it is the home of Masterclass and I am very excited to be back for the first time since before the pandemic – doubly so because it will mean my run is [i]over![/i][/p][p]As you might notice if you check this as obsessively as I have, this is a little over the marathon distance. So yes, I am running further than a marathon to complete my goal. But, isn’t it a good challenge. Definitely worth sponsoring me for, right?[/p][p] (PS If I’ve missed a theatre, do also let me know and I’ll start training to run [i]even further[/i]!)[/p]

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Oct 7, 2021

Anonymous

Couldn't resist helping you smash your target - congratulations Ben!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Fanny Restuccia

Well done Benji :)

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Jane Tribe

Well done Ben.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Rosie

Congratulations Ben! Big love to the Masterclass Team :)


Oct 4, 2021

Lizzie Stone

Congrats Ben!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Riss

Go Ben! Amazing job. I hope you are resting well! Lots of love

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Matt Strachan

Nice work mate!

£30.00


Oct 3, 2021

Alex

Ben you’re a legend.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Ondrej

Amazing effort!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

James Seabright

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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