The company in association with Acting for Others have announced For One Knight Only, a special evening of intimate conversation with British acting legends Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith hosted by Sir Kenneth Branagh.
This live Q&A will take place through Zoom on Sunday 29th November at 7pm and there will be opportunities for audience members to participate throughout the event.
All the proceeds for the special evening will be donated to theatrical charity Acting for Others who provide emotional and financial support to theatre workers in times of need through its 14 member charities.
This is the latest from Lockdown Theatre, a quarantine initiative set up to present exclusive live table reads with all-star casts, raising money to support Acting for Others. Previous events have included Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, NoëI Coward’s Private Lives and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, with actors including Sanjeev Bhaskar, Emilia Clarke, Robert Lindsay, Joanna Lumley, Michael Palin, Jennifer Saunders and Emma Thompson, raising over £112,000 for those in need.
Talking about the news, producer of Lockdown Theatre, Rob Grant,said today, “We began this initiative when Robert Lindsay suggested we considered donating our proceeds to the RTF charity, a charity that is part of Acting for Others. In this climate, it sounded like a truly worthy cause, and we decided to mount future productions entirely for the benefit of the charity, and via them, the performing arts industry, which is suffering so hideously from the restrictions on live entertainment, with no clear end in sight. We enjoy putting the shows on, the cast enjoy performing them, and the audiences enjoy watching. It’s a three-way win.”
For more information and to buy tickets please visit: www.RtfLockdown.com – all tickets must be booked in advance and the box office closes an hour before.