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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The RSC Key celebrates 10,000 members

Hello to all of our RSC Key members! We hope you're keeping warm with lots of hot chocolate and by dreaming of summer with our Summer 14 productions. Here at the RSC we're very excited as the RSC Key recently celebrated reaching 10,000 members. Our latest blog post comes from one of our Marketing Interns, Ryan Brown, who tells us all about helping with a press photo call with our lucky 10,000th member.

Having undertaken a six month work placement in the RSC’s marketing department, it is very exciting to be working as a part of the RSC Key, especially when the RSC Key recently celebrated its 10,000th member. This prestigious title was awarded to 21 year old Hannah Cammock from Stratford-upon-Avon. Lucky Hannah won a bag full of RSC Key goodies (including a pretty sweet notebook and mug) as well as tickets to see the fantastic Wendy & Peter Pan!

Hannah also got to have an exclusive photo shoot outside of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (the turmoil of being a Key celebrity, eh?) as part of an article for the Stratford Herald. When Lucy (Marketing Assistant and manager of the RSC Key) and I met Hannah, she was over the moon and hugely excited about being the 10,000th RSC Key member. She couldn’t stop laughing when she saw her companion for the photo shoot: our giant Key.
Hannah Cammock (L) with Lucy Dwyer (R)
When asked for a quote from the Stratford Herald, Hannah said the following:

"As a theatre lover I’m thrilled to be the 10,000th member of the RSC Key.  I joined the RSC Key because I think it’s a great opportunity to introduce more young people to the arts and especially the Royal Shakespeare Company. Personally for myself, it is an affordable way to see upcoming performances, and I’m hoping to try and see everything this year."

We'll hold you to that, Hannah!
Hannah Cammock

The day was a really rewarding experience for everyone involved. Being a part of RSC Key history was very exciting - who would have thought we would reach 10,000 members since it started in 2010? It shows you that young people want to see theatre (and want £5 tickets!) and who knows, hopefully we will be celebrating our 20,000th Key member soon.

If you have friends that are aged 16-25 and are still not a member of the RSC Key then what are you waiting for?! Get them to join online for FREE today - and read the published article in the Stratford Herald here.

Ryan Brown

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