Don Juan (and Artisan du chocolat) in Soho
Another Tuesday night in wet and drizzly London but, as we approach Wyndham theatre, hoards of people are gathered outside to glimpse the stars of the show of Don Juan in Soho: David Tennant and his guests. As we walk through the doors of the theatre and of anonymity, we are surrounded known faces from stage and screen perusing the programmes that include a beautiful photo of our stunning pearls strung into a bracelet.
Sitting in the front row we wait with baited breath for the stars of the night to appear on stage whilst we have our own little bit of stage fright wondering if our Pyramides de Chocolats are being stored correctly and are still in one piece at the National Gallery ready for the after party celebration. All the apprehension quickly vanishes with the magical show and full-on belly laughs. I’m sure that counts as exercise (I hope so after all the taste panels we’ve been on this week). It is just the light-hearted evening we needed in amidst the mayhem of Easter production.
The show ends with a standing ovation. The audience leaves and, like an escaped bag of mini eggs, flows down the road along to the National Gallery. decorated with our very own little billboard just like the ones outside the theatre where we share the space with the other sponsors for the evening: Fifty Pounds Gin, Fentiman’s and Nyetimber (some of the best of British brands altogether).
The savoury canapés are served and we eagerly await the arrival of our Pyramides. And just on cue, as the actors arrive at the party, our pearls emerge from the kitchen doors. With a frantic scramble to grab some photos we just about manage to get a few shots of our chocolates being served before they disappear completely. They go down a storm and everyone is reaching out, arms stretched, to get some.
We depart having had the words and full-mouthed nods of approval from the guests and cast alike and that is us done. Time to leave the world of the arts and return to our own little world of chocolate art back at the atelier! Don Juan in Soho is showing at the Wyndham Theatre until June 2017. Make sure to pick up a programme to see our little sweet addition to the artwork!
Have a giggling week
Miss Anne x