FOUR singing nuns, a theatre manager and a stockbroker have got together to toast a deal.
Investment manager Brewin Dolphin was happy to celebrate its sponsorship of the autumn season at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle.
The 250-year-old financial firm signed a three-year deal to support the theatre until next year and has just raised a glass to its relationship with the 176-year-old theatre which is starting its latest season with the musical Sister Act.
Charles May, head of Brewin’s Newcastle office, which employs around 350 staff, said: “We wanted to continue our work with the Theatre Royal because our businesses are a perfect fit for each other.
“Both organisations are equally historic, with deep roots in the North East and have a great appreciation for each other’s heritage.
“However, despite our collective age of 425 years, our longevity stands as a testimony to the fact that both businesses have successfully moved with the times and continue to look forward. For that very reason, we make a very good double act indeed!”
Theatre Royal chief executive Philip Bernays added: “It’s great for us as a theatre to have the support of an organisation from a completely different sector like Brewin Dolphin, and likewise I’m pleased the association has brought as many benefits to them.”
Brewin has also signed up to partnerships with organisations including Literary and Philosophical Society, Team Northumbria and Durham County Cricket Club in recent years.