Historic London venue becomes unique theatre

Date: March 15, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News
Historic London venue becomes unique theatre

Middle Temple, one of the most historic and stunning venues in London, will be transformed into a unique theatre for one night only, to raise money for a children’s charity.

On Monday 11th April, the venue will host an exclusive and intimate evening of entertainment featuring well-known actors, including Ben Miller, Alex Jennings, Oliver Chris and Simon Russell Beale. Middle Temple, with its historic interior, is a stunning location to watch the actors perform Bruce McKay’s new black comedy.

Anniversary celebrations

The evening starts at 6:30 pm with a champagne reception and will raise money for Coram, a charity working with vulnerable children. It is also part of celebrations marking the 275th anniversary of the first child admitted to the Foundling Hospital.

The performance, a reading of the new comedy, focuses on the lives of Coram’s benefactor, William Hogarth, Henry Fielding and the work of the Foundling Hospital. There will be further renowned actors confirmed to take part closer to the date.

McKay will direct the show, with production conducted by him and Media Sans Frontières, his production company. Some of his previous work has seen performances from Dominic West and Mark Rylance.

Corporate entertainment

This one-off performance would make an ideal corporate event, and with the venue near the river, guests could arrive via one of the Thames luxury charters, adding to the exclusivity of the evening.

This unique event includes the champagne reception, the reading, and the chance to enjoy supper with the cast as part of the ticket price. Only 200 tickets will be sold, to create an intimate atmosphere, and these are expected to sell out in advance.