Every year, StEx used to raise money for Equity Fights AIDS, by means of holding the audience to ransom... every exit was guarded by a skated member of the cast, smiling firmly and holding out a bucket. If you paid up, you were allowed to leave... :o)) It's a tactic that seemed to work very well!
These charity nights were also excellent photo opportunities- these photos were all bought! By making a donation, each actor was then happy to pose for photos. Good thing.
Bucket collection 2000
Bucket collection 2001