Imagine all your favourite actors decided to quit the screen and stage to work in a restaurant... Wouldn't it be completely surreal and a little bit exciting? Well, it actually happened for the Ivy's One Night Only event in aid of the Combined Theatrical Charities. Emma Thompson, Greg Wise, Stefan Booth, Lord Fellowes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Jemma Redgrave, Roger Lloyd Pack, Freddie Fox and many more turned waiting staff, Phyllida Law and Joanna David donned rubber gloves and aprons to scrub the ladies' loos while Samantha Bond, Elizabeth McGovern and Amy Nuttall became the front of house girls. Jim Carter was the restaurants magician for the evening. Orders were taken, plates whizzed around the room and happy diners tucked into yummy dishes. Thank you The Ivy, staff and all the actor volunteers, (sorry we could not show all in this newsletter).

ONE NIGHT ONLY will be repeated on Sunday 1 December 2013.


AuthorRichard White