PAL sponsors world premiere of Marco Polo: An Untold Love Story in London
By Angela Oakes
PR Director - Marco Polo: An Untold Story
July 9, 2016
Tuesday, 5th July London - The Artists Theatre Company, producer of the British-Filipino musical, Marco Polo: An Untold Love Story, has agreed a major sponsorship deal with Philippine Airlines (PAL) for its world premiere run in London this summer.
As part of the sponsorship agreement the Philippines’ flagship carrier, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016, will fly members of the show’s Philippines-based cast and crew to London where they will appear in 41 performances between August 5th and September 4th at The Shaw Theatre in King’s Cross, London.
The sponsorship agreement was announced at the East-West Summer Party of tve (organisers of the annual tve Global Sustainability Film Awards) held on 22nd June at the Bright Courtyard Club in London and attended by over 100 executives and leaders from London’s business community. The highlight of the evening was a performance by members of the show’s British-based cast, Alex Southern, Tanya Raye and Nicholas Lupu.
Among the evening’s special guests were HE Ambassador Evan P. Garcia, the Philippines’ envoy to the United Kingdom, who was proud to announce PAL’s new daily flights from London to Manila; David Cochrane, PAL UK General Manager and his colleague Jacque de Souza; Consul Emma Sarne of the Philippine Embassy, and Vic Casim, former Honorary Trade Attaché of the Philippine Embassy in the UK, who together with Mei Sim Lai OBE, President of tve Global Sustainability Awards, is a member of the advisory board of Marco Polo, An Untold Love Story. Co-hosting the evening were Cheryl Campbell, chief executive of tve, and David Stringer-Lamarre, Chairman of the Institute of Directors - City Branch.
Also in attendance were active members of the Philippine professional community in London, Artists Theatre Company managing director Gene Alcantara; Amelia Alado and Dynah Joson.
Gina Consing McAdam, the London-based External Affairs Director of Marco Polo, An Untold Love Story, said, ‘We are delighted and grateful that PAL, an iconic world-class Philippine institution is supporting Marco Polo: an Untold Love Story, a world-class theatre production and the first of its kind from the Philippines opening in London. The show features some incredible Filipino and international talent, with beautiful music and staging. All Filipinos would be proud of this achievement. And the central theme of love and destiny across the East – West cultural divide will resonate with everyone.’
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