Newlife Foundation Fundraising Manager Nora Smith said: "I would like to say a huge 'thank you' to all the members of the repertory company
who have helped to bring a little extra New Year joy to Jude's family.
Richard Briers won a scholarship with Liverpool Repertory Company
in the late 1950s, working with them for 15 months.
Myrrha began the repertory company
in her mid 60s, 18 years ago, and enjoys coaching amateur thespians, instilling the standards of professional theatre.
The Lantern Theatre repertory company
will perform original theatre and classic productions throughout the year at the 90-seater venue.
Capers was a mentor and teacher to many artists and founded the Lafayette Players West, a repertory company
in Los Angeles.
In 1971 the Birmingham Repertory Company
moved to a new venue on Broad Street and Cookes' building began to be used by many local amateur dramatic and operatic companies, until the Birmingham Stage Company was established in 1992.
Other finalists in this year's deliberations included FALL by Bridget Carpenter (Trinity Repertory Company
of Providence and The Playwrights Center of Minneapolis); GLIMMER, GLIMMER AND SHINE by Warren Leight (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati); and THE DEAD EYE BOY by Angus Maclachlan (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park).
The theatre had its own repertory company
and attracted famous thespians such as Laurence Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft, Stewart Granger, Ralph Richardson, Noel Coward, Paul Scofield, Julie Christie, Ian Richardson, Donald Sinden, Albert Finney and Edith Evans.
Ellenstein served as the first artistic director of the Company of Angels and the Los Angeles Repertory Company
and was a founding member of Theatre West.
AS part of Anglesey Arts Week, the Ucheldre Repertory Company
presents its fourth production this year, Shakespeare la Carte, next Monday and Tuesday, starting at 7.
Anyone who was a regular at the Liverpool Everyman during the 1970s will recall with dewy eyed nostalgia how all of these now famous names -- and more -- were in the same Hope Street repertory company
at the same time.
With practically every Shakespeare production they undertake - and this is the company's second go at ``Twelfth Night'' - A Noise Within reminds its audience how fortunate we in the Valley are to have a repertory company
schooled in the classics.