Post-show I march along the VIP crowd to a bar glistening with glasses of bubbles. Our chocolates will be served after all the savoury canapés and another long night for me, except tonight I am not needing a hairnet!
The stars of the show are of course fashionably late. I'd like to think it is because they sat backstage consuming the plentiful chocolate hampers left in their dressing rooms. Eating something savoury is sometimes a welcome change from daily chocolate tasting panels (a tough job - I know) but I am eagerly waiting for our chocolates to be served. Our Pyramide de Chocolats finally arrive and quickly get emptied by a sea of hands. They are followed by oyster shell bowls of chocolate pearls that make their way to Sir Ian who pinches a couple of Tahiti pearls with a cheeky smile as a stamp of approval. Have a theatrical week, Miss Anne.