Dame Harriet Walter, Bill Paterson, Mathew Macfayden and Ben Kinsgley are set to join an evening to mark the handover of the English PEN Presidency at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn High Road on 6 March 2011.
The event entitled Inspirations will see stars read from books, plays and poems that have inspired both the current president Lisa Appignanesi and future president Gillian Slovo.
One of the organisers of the event Philip Cowell said:The stars have been planning and preparing for rehearsals already with the directors Timberlake Wertenbaker and Matthew Lloyd.”
“Tickets are priced at £25 and we are hoping to get a full house seating of 250 people. If we get that we’d raise up to £5,000 for English PEN, the human rights and literature charity that promotes the freedom to write and read in the UK and around the world.”
The stars will be reading from a selection of literatures by authors like Carol Ann Duffy and Salman Rushdie. The English PEN hosts a wide range of literature and human rights events such as book launches, author talks and night classes. More information is available at http://www.englishpen.org.