‘An Evening with the Stars’ is an exciting, unique one-night only event with Kevin Spacey, Sir Ian McKellen and Damien Lewis to name a few. It is in support of the children’s charity Friendship Works and will be held on Sunday 28th November 2010 at the Almeida Theatre, London, UK.
Leading actors from Hollywood and the West End stage will be performing their personal choice of theatre and poetry with a childhood theme in the intimate setting of London’s famous Almeida Theatre. It will be a very special show in support of a very special charity – Friendship Works – the UK’s oldest children’s mentoring charity. Friendship Works (http://www.friendshipworks.org.uk) supports children from disadvantaged and vulnerable backgrounds in the UK providing them with long-term adult volunteer mentors. These mentors commit to taking the children for a half a day a week for a minimum of two years.
This extraordinary event, sponsored by T. Rowe Price, Open Magazine and Courvoisier, will begin with a glamorous cocktail reception at the theatre, followed by the show which is scheduled to feature Helen McCrory, Bill Paters, Jonathan Pryce, Richard Stilgoe, Tim Pigott-Smith & Dame Eileen Atkins*. The performers will share a unique insight into their own childhood and how their personal experience of friendship and mentoring has shaped their lives.
Kevin Spacey says “I’m a huge believer that friendship works. That’s all a child needs – someone to believe in them to carve out a better life for themselves and become a productive member of society.”
Tickets to the upcoming event on the 28th November are £49.50 but can be purchased online for £42.50 – which includes the cocktail reception and show. Simply visit www.almeida.co.uk and enter “open mag offer ” when prompted. Do something for the children… do something for yourself at the same time. Come, support, enjoy!
*Note: Contributing artists are correct at the time of this notice but may change for reasons beyond the organiser’s control.