The Delaunay Presents

An Evening With...Timothy West

The Delaunay plays host to intimate evenings with some of the leading stars of the stage, screen or written word (and sometimes all three), as they share the secrets to their success.

Timothy West CBE, one of Britain’s most beloved actors and presenters, joins us on Sunday 16th June, 7pm – 10pm for an evening of conversation and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, hosted by Tim Wapshott.

Timothy will lift the lid on his eclectic seven-decade career that has seen him play King Lear four times and Macbeth twice, as well as roles in popular TV shows, including Brass, Coronation Street and EastEnders. More recently, he cemented the nation’s affection co-presenting Channel 4’s immensely popular Great Canal Journeys with his wife of 60 years, actress Prunella Scales.

Tickets:

Tickets are priced at £85 per person, including a welcome drink and a three-course meal.

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Information for booking:

Tables are available for 2, 3 or 4 people – and the maximum table size available is for 4 people, this is to ensure all guests have an unobstructed view of our guest.

If you miss out on tickets, we will be running a waitlist in case any tables become available nearer the time. If you are a two and you would be happy to share a table of four with another two, please let us know when adding yourself to the waitlist.

Our Host:

Our series host is writer and journalist Tim Wapshott, whom has been well immersed in the world of British theatre, film and music for over three decades.

With previous regular newspaper columns featuring candid revelations in interviews with the likes of Jack Dee, Tony Hawkes and Imelda Staunton, Tim has a penchant for performing natural and engaging interviews with stars of the stage and screen. He is also the co-author of the best-selling book Mercury and Me, Jim Hutton’s memoir of his life with partner Freddie Mercury until his untimely death in 1991.

Previous Guests:

Event Dates

  • Guest: Timothy West
  • Date: Sunday 16 June

Past event: Felicity Kendal

Date: Sunday 12 May 2024

Past event: Felicity Kendal

Date: Sunday 12 May 2024

From her portrayal as Barbara in the BBC’s now iconic sitcom The Good Life, through to extensive West End work including multiple collaborations with director Peter Hall, the actress shares her career highlights, as well as personal insights into a fascinating life, including a childhood spent in repertory theatre in India.

Past event: Sir Ian McKellen

Date: Sunday 21st April 2024

Past event: Sir Ian McKellen

Date: Sunday 21st April 2024

Legendary British actor Sir Ian McKellen, fittingly regarded as a cultural icon Sir Ian’s award-winning career spans seven illustrious decades on stage and screen.

Past Event: Patsy Kensit

Date: 17th March 2024

Past Event: Patsy Kensit

Date: 17th March 2024

From an early film with Robert Redford to roles in Emmerdale and EastEnders via a cult pop career, Patsy Kensit is one of the UK’s favourite faces.

Past event: Dame Harriet Walter

Date: Sunday 11th February 2024

Past event: Dame Harriet Walter

Date: Sunday 11th February 2024

Dame Harriet Walter has been lighting up stage and screen for several decades in a prolific career encompassing performances in Downton Abbey, The Crown, Killing Eve and Succession, as well as comedy hits including Ted Lasso.

Past Event: Anne Reid MBE

Sunday 20th January 2024

Past Event: Anne Reid MBE

Sunday 20th January 2024

Anne found early nationwide fame, as Valerie Tatlock in ‘Coronation Street’. But she escaped the cobbles and set off on a long and illustrious career that has so far spanned 66 years. She brought the nation to tears this year, alongside Timothy Spall in the acclaimed BBC four-parter, ‘The Sixth Commandment’

Past event: Juliet Stevenson

Sunday 19th November 2023

Past event: Juliet Stevenson

Sunday 19th November 2023

Juliet Stevenson's career in film and theatre has delivered numerous memorable performances. She is perhaps best-known for the raw, heart-wrenching "Truly, Madly, Deeply” and her comedic charm in "Bend It Like Beckham".

Past event: Richard Armitage

Sunday 8th October 2023

Past event: Richard Armitage

Sunday 8th October 2023

Richard’s many career highlights, from his iconic role as Thorin in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of 'The Hobbit' trilogy, to his recent lead role in Netflix’s 'Obsession'.

Past event - Sir Michael Palin

Sunday 6th August 2023

Past event - Sir Michael Palin

Sunday 6th August 2023

Sir Michael’s work is beloved by generations and started with many now legendary sketches with Monty Python, a prolific acting and comedy career aside, Sir Michael’s love of history, art and adventure later culminated in ‘Around the World in 80 Days’.

Past event - Lesley Manville

Sunday 25th June 2023

Past event - Lesley Manville

Sunday 25th June 2023

Best known for her huge body of work with the inimitable Mike Leigh; including films such as 'Secrets and Lies', 'Vera Drake' and 'Another Year' - for which she earned a BAFTA nomination.

Past event - Brian Cox CBE

21st May 2023

Past event - Brian Cox CBE

21st May 2023

Brian Cox was recognised for his outstanding service to science first with an OBE in 2010 and a CBE. He presented the awe-inspiring ‘Wonders of the Solar System’ tv series and he has written a number of best-selling books including ‘The Universe’, ‘Human Universe’ and ‘Why Does E=mc2?‘.

Past event - Michael Ball

19th February 2023

Past event - Michael Ball

19th February 2023

Michael made his West End debut in ‘Les Miserables’, then later starred in ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in 1987 and ‘Aspects of Love’. Michael had a major UK single 'Love Changes Everything' and was later recognised with two Olivier Awards for his role in 'Hairspray' and 'Sweeney Todd'.

Past event - Stephen Mangan

22nd January 2023

Past event - Stephen Mangan

22nd January 2023

Stephen is best known for his iconic roles on television, starring in ‘Episodes’ as Sean Lincoln; ‘Green Wing’ and ‘The Split’. Other performances include the title role in ‘The Norman Conquests’ at The Old Vic and 'Circle in the Square on Broadway', earning a Tony nomination in the process.

Past Event - Sir Tony Robinson

20th November 2022

Past Event - Sir Tony Robinson

20th November 2022

Sir Tony’s comedic dexterity shone playing the role that made him: Edmund Blackadder’s lowly surf Baldrick - he of the cunning plan! Blackadder crowned Sir Tony as a great British King of Comedy - while, in 2013, he was knighted for public and political service.

Past Event - Alison Steadman

16th October 2022

Past Event - Alison Steadman

16th October 2022

From her breakout performance in Mike Leigh’s ‘Abigail’s Party’ in 1977 to her beloved role as Pam in ‘Gavin and Stacey’, Alison is a true icon whose career has spanned more than 50 years on the stage and the screen – and earned her countless awards and accolades along the way.

Past event - Patricia Hodge OBE

25th September 2022

Past event - Patricia Hodge OBE

25th September 2022

First stepping out on the West End in Bob Fosse’s hit musical ‘Pippin’, to gracing the silver screen in 'The Elephant Man' and 'Betrayal', and starring in hit TV shows such as 'Rumpole of the Bailey', ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ and 'Miranda'. Join us on Saturday 25th September for an exclusive evening with Patricia Hodge OBE.

Past event - Nigel Havers

17th July 2022

Past event - Nigel Havers

17th July 2022

From starring roles in blockbuster films, such as 'Chariots of Fire' and 'Empire of the Sun', to appearing on our TV screens in 'Don’t Wait Up', 'The Charmer' and ‘Coronation Street’, join us for an exclusive evening with Nigel on Sunday 17th July.

Past Event - Dame Maureen Lipman

19th June 2022

Past Event - Dame Maureen Lipman

19th June 2022

From gracing our screens as “Beattie” in those BT adverts during the ‘80s to playing Evelyn Plummer in Coronation Street, Maureen Lipman’s storied career has seen her take to the stage, screen and the page across five decades.

Past event - Simon Callow

24th April 2022

Past event - Simon Callow

24th April 2022

From starring in ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, to touring his one-man shows around the UK, acclaimed writer, actor and director, Simon Callow¸ will join us on Sunday 24th April for an intimate evening where he’ll reveal the secrets to his success over the last five decades.

Past event - Hugh Bonneville

20th March 2022

Past event - Hugh Bonneville

20th March 2022

With a career that’s earned numerous accolades and awards, Hugh is perhaps best known for playing the Earl of Grantham in ‘Downton Abbey’, as well as appearing in the BAFTA award-winning comedy W1A, iconic films such as ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘Paddington’, and stints behind the scenes as writer, producer and director.