Breaking news: We are delighted to announce that Prince Harry will be supporting us and will join us to enjoy watching the film.
He has a long association with Zululand, first visiting the area with his father in his teenage years. As recently as 2011 he was Patron of the Zulu War Talks with Joanna Lumley. It is rumoured that Zulu, the film, is one of his favourites – but we couldn’t possibly substantiate that!
Please join Prince Harry, and ourselves, for this one-off never-to-be-reapeated evening.
We are very excited to announce that on 10th June there will be a red carpet, gala screening of the new digitally remastered, wide screen version of the iconic movie, Zulu, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its release at The Odeon Leicester Square. The film, which chronicles the events at the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, tells the story of how 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded in a single action.
The evening, which is raising money for Walking With The Wounded, The David Rattray Memorial Trust and Sentebale, will celebrate this much-loved film and the work all three charities are doing with our wounded and in Africa.
Doors will open at 6.00pm, with the programme beginning promptly at 6:45 with an opening by renowned film critic, Mark Kermode. During the evening guests will be entertained by a military male voice choir (no doubt singing the classic ‘Men of Harlech’) and a Zulu Choir, and a world premier of original, never before screened, behind-the-scenes footage from the film set, with insights from Zulu film expert Dr Sheldon Hall.
Fresh from their South African tour, British vocal group, BLAKE, will also be in attendance, performing their hit charity single, “To the Sun”. TV historian, Dan Snow will also provide some interesting insights on the Anglo-Zulu war.
Please click to buy tickets for this unique and historic event.
Bronze Package: £75
Seated in the stalls, the price includes a 50th anniversary digitally remastered DVD for each pair of £75 tickets and a commemorative programme.
Silver Package: £125
Seated in the stalls or Rear Dress Circle, the price includes a 50th anniversary digitally remastered DVD of Zulu and a commemorative programme.
Gold Package: £250
Seated in the Royal Circle, the price includes a 50th anniversary digitally remastered DVD of Zulu, a commemorative programme and a 25cl bottle of wine to be enjoyed during the film. One ticket holder will be the lucky winner of a montage of images taken during the filming of Zulu signed by Michael Caine, kindly donated by WWTW.
Platinum Package (incl. after-show party*): £1,000
Seated in the Royal Circle, the price includes a 50th anniversary digitally remastered DVD of Zulu, a commemorative programme, pre-screening drinks and canapés, as well as the exclusive VIP after-show party at the elegant and impressive In & Out Club on St James’s Square.
There are only 100 Platinum packages available and each ticket holder will have the chance to win a 7 day break in South Africa for two, including a 3 day stay at Fugitive’s Drift, a 500 acre Natural Heritage Site with breathtaking views over the plains that flank the Buffalo River Gorge, visits to the battlefield of Isandlwana and the famed site of the mission station defended by the 2/24th Foot at Rorke’s Drift, and 4 days at the Rattray family property in Plattenberg Bay.
For more details please visit www.fugitivesdrift.com. Kindly donated by the Rattray family.
Terms and Conditions: You must be 18 or older to be entered into the prize draw. Flights and South African visas are not included. No availability from January – March. Details of the prize are subject to change.
The last date on which tickets can be purchased is Monday 9th June. No tickets can be purchase on the actual day of the event. Any tickets bought up to 1pm Thursday 5th June will be posted.
Any tickets bought from 1pm Thursday 5th June onwards will be held for collection at the Odeon West End box office and can only be picked up from 4:15pm on the day of the event, 10th June. Please allow plenty of extra time before the programme start time to collect tickets as there is no late admittance. To collect tickets the named purchaser must show a photo ID (eg: driving license or passport).
Also please note that there is a recommended dress code for the event of Lounge Suits.