EDINBURGH: Support From The Stars

News   EDINBURGH: Support From The Stars An enterprising theatre group has received financial help from several stars.

An enterprising theatre group has received financial help from several stars. The cast of Postcards From Maupassant, who are staging a play from five of the French writer's stories at this year's Edinburgh Festival, have received help in raising the £10,000 or so needed from several leading theatrical figures.

Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, actor and director Richard Wilson and Ralph Fiennes, one of Britain's best Shakespearean actors as well as a movie star, have all chipped in to help make the production possible: kind of them, enterprising of the cast, and much more fun than appealing to the bank manager.

—by Paul Webb Theatrenow