The production will run at The Other Palace from the 8th September until the 3rd December.

Following its world premiere at the start of a record-breaking run at Theatre Royal Windsor and two sold-out weeks at Theatre Royal Bath, Ben Weatherill’s new comedy is heading to The Other Palace from the 8th September.

Frank and Percy is a poignant and witty take on the unexpected relationship that blossoms between two men. Devoted to their canine companions, they believe that human connection is far more temperamental, but, as their dogs play in the park, can Frank, a widowed schoolteacher, and Percy, a somewhat radical elder statesman, find the time for new love, or should they just let sleeping dogs lie?

Directed by Sean Mathias, the production stars Ian McKellen (Percy) and Roger Allam (Frank). Previously to Frank and Percy, Ian McKellen played Hamlet, followed by Firs in The CherryOrchard in Sean Mathias’s inaugural summer season at Theatre Royal Windsor in 2021. Meanwhile, Roger Allam’s many starring appearances on stage, television, film and radio over the past three decades include, on stage, Javert in the original cast of Les Misérables, Michael Frayn’s Democracy and the hugely successful revival of Boeing Boeing opposite Mark Rylance,

Director Sean Mathias said: “I cannot believe my luck in finding this charming and original new play. Ben Weatherill (Frank & Percy) is a true young talent in theatre. To have reunited Ian and Roger after almost 20 years since we all did Aladdin together at the Old Vic is a real coup. Frank and Percy explores the fragility and joy of relationships, and what forges and strengthens bonds between humans, at a time when more than ever, we all need to love and support one another.”

The creative team behind the production includes: designer Morgan Large, LX designer Nick Richings and sound designer Andy Graham.

To book tickets click here.


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