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Judi Dench's dress saved for international bidders
5:08pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in Top stories
The Rose theatre held back from selling off Dame Judi Dench’s dress as part of its fifth birthday celebrations last night to get a better price for it from international fans of the Bond star.
A private auction was due to receive bids for the dress worn by Dame Judi in her sell-out run as Titania from February 2010.
But theatre chief executive Robert O’Dowd said: “We have identified the interested parties, and we are trying to find a good way of doing an online auction.
“We actually chose not to auction the dress last night. It is such a great item that we would want to open it up as much as possible.
“We have a supporter base overseas and we are trying to get them involved as much as possible.”
He said: “We had three objectives, one was to have a fun night, which it was, and celebrate the Rose’s anniversary.
"It was nice to have so many of the actors who have worked with us there, and thirdly it was a fundraiser, the point was to raise funds, which we did."