Henry Fielding - A journey with Simon Russell Beale and friends

Henry Fielding - A journey with Simon Russell Beale and friends

Join us for an intimate and exclusive gala evening with Simon Russell Beale, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Oliver Chris, Ron Cook, Henry Goodman, Alex Jennings, Sophie Winkleman & Friends at Middle Temple Hall, London on 11 April 2016.

You will be welcomed with a champagne reception followed by the reading of a new black comedy about Henry Fielding and our great benefactor William Hogarth by our superb cast, in the glorious and historic surroundings of London’s Middle Temple Hall. Following the performance you are invited join us and the cast for supper in Middle Temple. 

This very special evening forms part of our 275th anniversary celebrations of the First Admission of a child to the Foundling Hospital in March 1741.

This new comedy by Bruce McKay covers the lives and struggles of Henry Fielding and William Hogarth.

“An entrenched and conservative government, packed with Old Etonians and corruption, controls the press & censors any opposition. The banks have taken over the economy. The new super-rich in “society” are stuffing their purses, avoiding tax, and buying honours, while the poor die in abject poverty. Illegitimate children are being abandoned and left to die all over London.

Gin, the new cheap street drug, has created a stupifed population, a monster crime wave with gangs running rife but there’s no organised police force!

Drinking buddies Henry Fielding, successful playwright, and William Hogarth, satirical cartoonist, decide enough is enough!  Meanwhile, Thomas Coram lobbies George II to support the creation of a Foundling Hospital.” 

Our cast is led by Simon Russell Beale, (King Lear, The Hollow Crown, Spooks), to be joined by Lucy Briggs-Owen (Midsomer Murders, Siblings),  Oliver Chris ( Bluestone 42, Charles III, Green Wing, One Man Two Governors), Ron Cook (Mr. Selfridge, The Homecoming, Edwin Drood, King Lear NT), Alex Jennings ( The Lady in the Van, The Queen, Churchill’s Secret  Collaborators - NT, Charlie & The Chocolate FactoryCocktail Sticks - NT, Silk), Henry Goodman (Yes, Prime Minister, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Penny Dreadful,  The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Shylock NT, Volpone RSC ) and Sophie Winkleman (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Two and a Half Men, Chasing Alice), with more high profile actors to be confirmed.  

This is a one-off & exclusive event. Tickets are £125.00* per person for the evening, including a champagne reception and buffet supper.

*plus £3.49 booking fee for online bookings 

Doors open at 6.30pm for a champagne reception, peformance starts at 7.00pm - duration 1.5 hours, bowl food supper from 8.45pm to 10.30pm.   

Download booking formor call 020 7520 0317 or book online below


Date Monday 11th April 2016, 18:30 - 22:30
Location Middle Temple Hall
Price £125.00
Contact Call 020 7520 0317
or email events@coram.org.uk
Address Middle Temple Hall
Middle Temple Lane
London EC4Y 9AT
Nearest Tube Temple