A HAMPSHIRE accountancy firm has renewed its sponsorship of Mayflower Theatre. 

HWB in Chandler's Ford has signed a new two-year agreement to support the 2,270-seat theatre.

HWB Director, Michaela Johns said: "The entertainment world has faced an extremely challenging two years because of the pandemic and we wanted to show our ongoing support for our local theatre by extending our sponsorship.

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"There are very few other regional theatres constantly putting on such high calibre major productions and we want to help that tradition continue.

“Mayflower Theatre is also playing a major role in Southampton’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025 which, if successful, will put a world spotlight on our city."

The Trust is also responsible for MAST Mayflower Studios in Guildhall Square.

Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive, Michael Ockwell said: "We run as an independent theatre and operate as a charitable trust.

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"We don’t receive direct funding from any external bodies, so we are extremely grateful to be supported by such a leading business as HWB.

"All the money generated from tickets sales is invested back into our theatre, to support our community and education strategies and ensure the upkeep of our Grade II listed theatre."