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One Knight Only (2005)

One Knight Only

A revue organised by Julie-Kate Olivier and McLaren Burnell, performed as a charity fundraising event at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London: 20 March 2005.

Cast included: Dame Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville, Ronnie Corbett, Dame Judi Dench, Edward Fox, Bob Hoskins, Celia Imrie, Martin Jarvis, Dame Helen Mirren, San Phillips, Dame Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Dame Diana Rigg, Sir Anthony Sher, Kevin Spacey, Patrick Stewart, Zo Wanamaker, and Steven Weber. 

Ned Sherrin was the event's host.


In the wake of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami disaster, a host of famous faces performed a series of songs, sketches, and readings, in order to raise funds for relief work.  As its title suggests, One Knight Only was a one-off event and featured a single Knight, Sir Anthony Sher (who was joined by several Dames).  Zoe read accounts of the tsunami by people who had witnessed its devastation first-hand.

The organisations that benefitted from the fundraising are: Adopt Sri Lanka, Friends of the South, HOPE foundation, Lanka Real Aid, Rebuilding Sri Lanka, Restore Sri Lanka, and Sri Shanmuga Trust.


Other charity shows in which Zoe has performed include The Women (2001) and We Are One (2010).

Press coverage

'Dames Dench, Smith, and Rigg Lead Tsunami Knight' - WhatsOnStage.com

'One Knight Only... But Six Dames to See!' - London Theatre Guide - Online

'Opening: House, Hedda & Last Waltz for Six Dames' - WhatsOnStage.com

'Theatre Greats in Tsunami Show' - Evening Standard

Related links

One Knight Only details - The Unofficial Chronology of Dame Judi Dench's Career

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