I thought it would be appropriate to mark the occasion of Lee's highly impressive drama debut in Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and asked the lovely people at the Theatre Royal in Windsor if I might have one of the production posters at the end of the tour's first week.
The poster they gave me had hung on the rear wall of the Box Office all week (as evidenced by the drawing pin holes in each corner!) and Lee kindly signed it outside the Stage Door after the final show on 16 January ... in the pouring rain (it really was very, very wet out there)!
As a result, the poster was sadly a tad crumpled and, with nowhere dry to either fully unfurl it or to rest it for signing, the signature was not the neatest on record but this, in my view, only confirmed its authenticity and added to its unique charm ;)
I therefore decided to go ahead with my original plan of auctioning the poster, so this unique piece of Meady memorabilia was listed on Ebay with 100% of the sale proceeds going direct to Help For Heroes.
I should add that I was able to tell Lee at the Stage Door of the funds raised so far by the Timeline's 2009 Advent appeal (then standing at over £600) and he was, as always, very appreciative of the generosity and thoughtfulness of his fans.
NB This item has now been sold and I'm delighted to report it raised an additional £51 for Help For Heroes bringing the current total to over £700 - my thanks to everyone who bid.
Last updated: 20/01/2020