Frank and Percy

Bill Kenwright and Theatre Royal Windsor present Ian McKellen and Roger Allam in the World Premiere of Ben Weatherill’s Frank and Percy, under the Directorship of Sean Mathias.

Frank and Percy is a poignant and witty take on the unexpected relationship that blossoms between two men.

Ever seen a couple of old boys on a park bench and wondered what they are chatting about?

In his new play Ben Weatherill lets us overhear Frank and Percy as they discuss the weather, then their dogs and then each other and so much more. Will the widowed schoolteacher and the elder statesman dare to risk changing their lives or let sleeping dogs lie?

Old friends, three-time Olivier Award winner Roger Allam, and one of our greatest stage and screen actors, Ian McKellen, re-unite with Director Sean Mathias, for this witty, poignant two-hander.

Sean Mathias is a leading British Theatre Director, Film Director, and Writer with numerous awards to his name including the WhatsOnStage Award, Evening Standard Theatre Award, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award, a Fringe First at Edinburgh, and the Prix de la Jeunesse at Cannes. His multi-award-winning career includes productions at the Royal National Theatre, The Kennedy Centre, The Mark Taper Forum, Paris, Sydney, and Cape Town, including many productions on Broadway, as well as 3 Summer Seasons as guest Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Windsor.

“I cannot believe my luck in finding such a charming and original new play as Frank and Percy. Ben Wetherill is a true young talent in the theatre. And to have reunited Ian and Roger after almost 20 years since we all did Aladdin together at the Old Vic is a real coup.” – Sean Mathias

Age Guidance: 12 years +

STARRING

ROGER ALLAM

Frank

IAN MCKELLEN

Percy

CREATIVE

Written by

BEN WEATHERILL 

Directed by

SEAN MATHIAS

Set and Costume Design

MORGAN LARGE

Lighting Design

NICK RICHINGS

Sound Design

ANDY GRAHAM

Book Tickets

9 June – 22 July

THEATRE ROYAL WINDSOR

25 July – 5 August

THEATRE ROYAL BATH