Theatre Royal Haymarket

Masterclass Annual Gala, 9th May 2013

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Masterclass Routemaster

On the 9th of May Masterclass held its annual fundraising gala.

Following an exciting night at the theatre guests were met by two champagne filled iconic double decker Routemasters.


Guests were then driven to The Haymarket Hotel where they were greeted with more bubbles in the lovely downstairs pool room.

Ben Whishaw

Christopher Biggins
Jonathan Church
Tony Jones, Simon Callow & Sebastian Fox

Dinner started with a buffalo mozzarella, heritage tomatoes and basil salad followed by roast cod, petit pois & mash. A decadent chocolate mousse with raspberries and honeycomb ended the night.

Following dinner Christopher Biggins introduced the Luxury Raffle.

Many thanks to Luxor, Firmdale Hotels and Phlox Flowers for the wonderful items they all so kindly donated.

The package included a stunning gold engraved magnum of Luxor champagne’s highly exclusive 24k gold-flaked filled champagne, a beautiful bespoke flower arrangement by Phlox Flowers and a copy of the vibrant new book A Living Space by internationally acclaimed designer and hotelier Kit Kemp.

Simon Callow then passionately spoke about Masterclass and the great work we do for young people

interested in the arts. Simon’s speech led on to the evening’s auction which was compered by Christopher.

The prizes included tickets and party passes to the opening nights of Barnum at Chichester Festival Theatre, Private Lives at Gielgud Theatre, Barking in Essex at Wyndham’s Theatre and a West End show of your choice with dinner and a night’s stay at one of London’s most glamorous boutique hotels, The Haymarket Hotel.

Many thanks to Jonathan Church, Duncan C. Weldon, TRH and Firmdale Hotels all of whom generously donated auction prices.

Finally a big thank you to our fabulous Development Board, especially Billy Differ, and all who came and generously supported the Gala.

The Theatre Royal Haymarket Trust was set up by the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 1998. The charity cannot exist without the on-going support and loyal contributions both financially and through the generous donations of time and expertise.

The evening was sponsored by;

Chichester Festival Theatre, Delfont Macintosh, Fraser Hamilton, Haymarket Hotel, Luxor Champagne, Phlox

Flowers, Red RouteMaster and Theatre Royal Haymarket.



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