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for professional actors and stage managers who are in need due to illness, injury, or old age.

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In 1882

the Actors’ Benevolent Fund was founded by the great actor-manager Sir Henry Irving and a group of his friends.

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HRH The Prince of Wales

has been the ABF's patron since 2000. Dame Penelope Keith, DBE, DL, has been the ABF's president since 1990.

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News

1.Jun.2015

The Master Betty

ABF Vice President and Honorary Archivist Philip Lowrie's tribute to Master Betty, from the ABF's Annual General Meeting in 2015

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Victor Stiebel dress

The ABF is proud to hold a large collection of artwork from fashion and costume designer Victor Stiebel.

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The Three Ships

£4.00 per pack of 10 cards. Inside card: "Season's Greetings." P&P inside the UK is included in the price of the cards.

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