Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Frank and Percy, Starring Ian McKellen and Roger Allam? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Frank and Percy, Starring Ian McKellen and Roger Allam?

Ben Weatherill’s new romantic comedy is directed by Sean Mathias.

Ian McKellan and Roger Allam

Ben Weatherill’s new comedy Frank and Percy, which began performances in London September 8, officially opened September 26, and the reviews are rolling in. Directed by Sean Mathias, the limited run stars Ian McKellen as Percy and Roger Allam as Frank. The production will play The Other Palace through December 17, extended from the original closing date of December 3.

Centering on an unexpected relationship between two men, spurred on by the connection between their two dogs, Frank and Percy stars McKellen as Percy, a somewhat radical elder statesman, and Allam as Frank, a widowed school teacher. As their dogs play in the park, the pair attempt to parse out the messy realities of human connection in contrast to predictable canine behavior.

Read the reviews here.

The Arts Desk (Demetrios Matheou)

The Independent (Alice Saville)

Time Out (Andrzej Lukowski)

Queer Guru (Andrew Hebden)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Frank and Percy premiered at the Theatre Royal Windsor, which was followed by two sold-out weeks at Theatre Royal Bath.

This production serves as the launch of The Other Palace's new writing development fund as well. Money from each ticket sold will be allocated to a fund providing grants for new writing and new writers.

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