UK's first children's charity holds exclusive gala evening at Middle Temple Hall

Following last year’s successful gala play reading at Middle Temple with Mark Rylance, Dominic West and Stephen Fry, an exclusive 2016 event is being held in aid of Coram.

The play this year is a black comedy about the life and times of Henry Fielding and William Hogarth and their battles with a corrupt and censorial government full of Old Etonians.

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

The event will take place on Monday April 11 2016 at 18:30.

The cast is led by Simon Russell Beale, (King Lear, Collaborators, The Hollow Crown, Spooks), to be joined by Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen, Churchill’s Secret, Collaborators - NT, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Silk), Ron Cook (Mr. Selfridge, The Homecoming, Edwin Drood, King Lear NT) Oliver Chris (Bluestone 42, Charles III, Green Wing, One Man Two Governors) 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) Sophie Winkleman (Peep Show, Two and a Half Men) with a couple more high profile actors still to be revealed.

Tickets are £125.00 (plus booking fee) per person, all inclusive (champagne reception and buffet supper with the cast). To purchase a ticket, please click here or contact Luisa Corricelli at, or on 0207 520 0317.  

Only 200 tickets are on sale, with the remaining number selling out very quickly.