Ranne Creative Interiors supports the Almeida Theatre

Ranne Creative Interiors, the specialist interior design and build company, is supporting London's Almeida Theatre as part of its corporate social responsibility activities and their love of the theatre.

Ranne is sponsoring a single performance of the current production of King Lear on 1 November and giving a donation towards the forthcoming production of The Serpent's Tooth at Shoreditch Town Hall.

King Lear, Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, is directed by the Almeida's Artistic Director, Michael Attenborough with Jonathan Pryce in the title role in a production that forms part of the World Shakespeare Festival. Meanwhile, The Serpent's Tooth, written by David Watson and produced in association with Talawa Theatre Company, is directed by their Artistic Director Michael Buffong. This potent finale to King Lear explores the events in the lawless decade following Lear's death. The atmospheric promenade production in Shoreditch Town Hall's basement tunnel has been commissioned by Almeida Projects, the Almeida's creative learning programme that each year provides 10,000 opportunities for young people in some of London's most socially diverse boroughs to develop skills through engagement in theatre activity.

Ranne's decision to support the Almeida follows a project Ranne undertook for the theatre which involved refurbishing the company's rehearsal room, offices and Green Room. Ranne was responsible for design, project management, refurbishment, including M&E modifications, decoration and furniture.

Our typical project involves working with corporates so it was an exciting challenge to work with such a different type of organisation, said Roy Parrish, managing director of Ranne. Because we developed such a strong and enjoyable working relationship with the Almeida, we were keen to support their excellent work. It has also been inspirational for some of our staff, who have never been to the theatre, to attend productions.

Ranne, which has achieved both the ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations, takes its CSR responsibilities very seriously. In addition to green design and reductions in environmental impacts, the team engages with the local communities in which it works, donating funds and professional expertise to a variety of philanthropic and design industry organisations worldwide.