Last night, on Monday 12 December 2011, Eddie Izzard performed a special fundraising event in aid of Burma Campaign UK, a sell-out comedy benefit at Brighton Dome.
Eddie Izzard is one of Britain’s foremost comedians and actors.
Eddie Izzard said, “We send our support to the people of Burma and I’m sure that the money raised from this charity gig here at The Dome in Brighton, will be put to good use to help their citizens continue the struggle to finally achieve democracy in Burma.”
When tickets went on sale earlier in November, the event sold out in record time, with all tickets sold in just a few hours.
“We are so grateful to Eddie Izzard for his generous support for Burma Campaign UK. He has helped raise awareness about the campaign for freedom in Burma and essential funds for our work,” said Anna Roberts, Executive Director at Burma Campaign UK.
Burma Campaign UK worked closely with Brighton Dome and Festival for the 2011 Brighton Festival when Aung San Suu Kyi was Guest Director.
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Dome and Festival said, “Aung San Suu Kyi reiterated to us during Brighton Festival 2011 how important our events were in keeping alive the struggle for democracy, human rights and freedom in Burma and we were proud to play a part in that and celebrate such an inspiring woman through some extraordinary events in May.
“We are delighted therefore to continue this important relationship and support the work of Burma Campaign UK with this special event.”