'Twas the night before Christmas...

A very special ensemble present 'Twas the night before Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all...

The Actors' Benevolent Fund is delighted to present a very special reading of 'Twas the night before Christmas, recorded at Clarence House in December 2020 by an ensemble cast featuring the ABF's patron HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, ABF President Dame Penelope Keith, Daniel Craig, Dame Judy Dench, Ncuti Gatwa, Tom Hardy CBE, Joanna Lumley OBE, and Dame Maggie Smith.

The idea for the recording was conceived by HRH The Prince of Wales in an effort to support the work of the ABF. The Fund is incredibly grateful to all those involved.

Watch the video here.

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
1921 – 2021

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