As one of only 500 charities with the opportunity to have someone running the famous 26.2 mile route on our behalf, we are delighted to announce that playwright Poppy Corbett will represent us at this year’s marathon!

Poppy has a close connection with Masterclass having staged the West End debut of her play, Hatchling, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket as a winner of the prominent ‘Pitch Your Play’ scheme. Ahead of the marathon, Poppy will return to the Haymarket in February to host a Masterclass with fellow playwright Polly Stenham on 7th February. 
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Discussing her marathon challenge, Poppy said:

"I've always believed in helping people further down the ladder and running the marathon for Masterclass would give me the opportunity to do so in a practical way. Masterclass changed things for me and I'd like to change things for them too."

With your help, Poppy is fundraising for Masterclass so that we are able to continue offering wonderful, career changing opportunities to young people passionate about this industry.

Why support Masterclass?

The arts has been one of the sectors most affected by government cuts. As youth groups close and university fees go up, we’re here to support young people in the early stages of their theatrical career.

All of our opportunities remain free for young people aged 16-30, allowing them to fully realise their potential regardless of income or background. The only way we are able to continue doing this is through the generous in-kind and financial backing from our supporters.

We can't do it without you! Please click below to donate and support Poppy's run