The Marlowe
Partner stories

Partner stories

We're hugely grateful to the local businesses who have chosen to partner with us on our mission.


Pharon is one of the South East of England’s leading Independent Financial Advisers and has established a strong reputation for excellence since the company was founded in 1973 by the late Roger O’Shea. Since 2012, Pharon have supported the Philharmonia’s residency at The Marlowe, helping to bring this world class orchestra to Kent. Pharon have also generously sponsored various Marlowe participation projects, enabling hundreds of young people in our region to take part in creative activity. Approaching their fiftieth anniversary, Pharon have remained a proudly independent family business. Nicholas O’Shea, Managing Director Of Pharon, continues to champion the company’s relationship with our theatre and the support of the Philharmonia’s residency.

“The partnership between The Marlowe and Pharon is a shining example of a meaningful arts/business partnership. Our shared commitment to bringing great art to our city has meant we have been able to welcome one of the world’s great orchestras to Canterbury every year for the past decade, introducing new generations to classical music. It really is an extraordinary achievement and I’d like to thank Pharon for their continued support.”
Deborah Shaw
Chief Executive, The Marlowe

“Pharon have for many years looked to focus our support in a way that benefits the local community but also in ways that we enjoy. It is with great pleasure that we have been able to be involved with The Marlowe and the benefit that this creates to the younger community. As part of this, we are pleased to have supported the Philharmonia Orchestra for 10 years and look forward to this continuing with many more superb concerts.”
Nicholas O’Shea FPFS
Managing Director, Pharon Independent Financial Advisers Ltd

Furley Page

For nearly 300 years Furley Page has built its business through looking after clients’ best interests by providing clear, practical and cost-effective advice. The trusted family and business brand is a huge asset as a partner to The Marlowe. Furley Page has worked with The Marlowe Theatre Development Trust since the capital project to re-build the theatre. You will see evidence of their support around the theatre, not least at Stalls Door One which is named The Furley Page door.

Furley Page, have committed to a three year partnership with The Marlowe to develop new initiatives to build community engagement with theatre and the arts across Kent.

Furley Page has been working with The Marlowe for nearly a decade, having been contributors to the capital campaign to build the theatre.

In 2018, Furley Page was one of the sponsors of The Return Of The Unknown, which has inspired the firm to cement its relationship with the theatre through this new partnership. Partner Nicola August said:

“It was a privilege to be part of Return Of The Unknown. To help the theatre deliver such a poignant piece for The Armistice, and to see so many hundreds of young people benefit from their involvement, was truly inspiring.”

Of the Everyone’s Theatre partnership, Nicola said:

“Furley Page has a strong ethos of providing real ‘hands-on’ support for good causes and community projects. We can’t wait to see what comes next, and we are proud to know that by supporting The Marlowe we are helping people all over our county enjoy the magic of live theatre.”

Furley Page is one of the leading law firms in Kent and the South East of England, acknowledged for its expertise and client service by respected guides to the legal profession, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Established in Canterbury in 1725, Furley Page is committed to looking after its clients’ best interests by providing clear, practical and cost-effective advice.

Furley Page partners Nicola August and Peter Hawkes with The Marlowe Chief Executive Deborah Shaw.

Furley Page partners Nicola August and Peter Hawkes with The Marlowe Chief Executive Deborah Shaw.