A Big Thank You to All Our Sponsors
The Weaver Ensemble has been able to develop, design and stage The Loves of Mars and Venus and The Loves of Pygmalion only because of the very generous financial support of our sponsors. It is unfortunate that no amount of enthusiasm, expertise and energy alone, can produce live performances of quality – they cost money. The realities of small runs mean that it is next to impossible to cover the development costs from door-money. So, it needs commitment and risk of considerable sums to get these events off the ground.
In this case, we were lucky enough to have the support of far-sighted sponsors who put their faith in our abilities to create and stage a high-quality finished work from the sparse records of John Weaver’s original 1717 afterpiece, and we’re delighted to say that our sponsors seem pleased with the outcome!
“Against all the odds, we achieved a performance about John Weaver’s The Loves of Mars and Venus yesterday evening on the 300th anniversary, to the day, of the first performance… My profound thanks to all who made it happen… Together, we did it!”
“…It really was a magical afternoon, and I loved it, as did all my friends … who want me to tell you how much they enjoyed it. My best investment ever”
“…your performance in the Courtauld was enchanting… theatre as it should be presented. What a jewel and it deserves to be seen by many.”
The Weaver Ensemble wish to express grateful thanks to
Michael Oppenheimer for sponsoring Galatea’s costume
Helen Walker and Jo Leatham for their generosity and their needlework
Suzanne Burge for her continuing support and web development
The Early Dance Circle for support
Dr Moira Goff
The Martineau Family
and everyone involved in the project for going the extra mile at every turn!
We are reliant on self-generated income rather than external funding. If you are interested in supporting our company in any way please contact us.