Sir Roger Moore has signed up to support a Birmingham-based musical aiming to raise money for four cancer charities. He has has autographed a portrait of himself by Sutton Coldfield artist Sue Verity which will be auctioned off next month. The auction is aiming to support the fund-raising musical Survive! which was staged at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre on September 30. Sir Roger is the latest celebrity to support the show, following Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, whose signed portrait is currently being auctioned on Sue’s website.
The show’s producers Monica Price and Nigel Davey joined Sue in meeting the veteran actor in London where he gladly put his name to his portrait.
“When I spoke to Sir Roger Moore’s management about our stage show Survive! and the fact that it will be highlighting these great charities they were very willing to help,” said Nigel. “So having the artist Sue Verity paint his portrait and Sir Roger sign it was perfect. He was only in the UK for a couple of days so for him to take time out and meet us all was wonderful.”
Survive! Seven Lives – One Journey tells the story of seven people diagnosed with different forms of cancer and has an all-star line-up including Hannah Waterman, Guy Henry, Les Dennis, Jean Boht, Emma Stephens and Sarah Manners. It is aiming to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, the Eve Appeal, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
For more on the portrait auctions see www.sueverity.co.uk