"What is this quintessence of dust?" According to Harvey Sheldon, chairman of the Rose Theatre Trust (RTT), dust is what the Rose Theatre will remain, unless its excavation is properly funded.
Members of RTT have devised several fundraising plans. As a start to fundraising events, Susannah York has agreed to perform the West End hit The Loves of Shakespeare's Women at the Rose on February 14, 15 and 16.
Shelton also announced plans to submit an outline application for funding to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Further, he said RTT is planning to have other groups perform and exhibit at the Rose.
• Tickets for The Loves of Shakespeare's Women are available from RTT for £15. For information regarding tickets, personal donations or membership in the Rose Circle of Friends, contact RTT at (020) 7261-9565.