The School Supper Society (formerly School Dinners) is a joint event between the organisers of Book Slam, and Cult Events, and is a very entertaining night out. Imagine something like TED Talks by comedians, with a super club style dinner thrown in, and you get the idea. It's going to happen every two months, and this month the bill includes Chastity Butterworth, a comedy character created by Gemma Whelan from Game of Thrones, and comedian Marcel Lucont. Food will be cooked by Ian Ballantyne, aka The Candlestick Maker.
"The inaugural School Supper Society will open its doors on Saturday 15th February for an evening of delectable food and exceptional entertainment. Taking place in the Victorian surroundings of the Central Foundation Boys’ School in Shoreditch, this bi-monthly supper club brings together curious minds, comedy-seekers, lovers of music and of course foodies, for a night of thought provoking and witty entertainment, live music & more. Being the night after Valentine's Day the theme for this first edition is of course LOVE!
As well as enjoying a delicious & hearty three-course shared banquet and devised by Cult Events head chef Ian Ballantyne, guests will also be entertained for the evening by a mouth-watering line-up of guests, including Headmistress Chastity Butterworth (Gemma Whelan from Game of Thrones), French comedian Marcel Lucont, novelist Natalie Young, the 50 piece Chaps Choir and Harpist Anne Denholm with more to be announced.
Headmistress: Chastity Butterworth
Our hilarious headmistress for the evening will be Chastity Butterworth, the unique, award-winning comedy creation from West End performer Gemma Whelan. Star of stage and screen, Gemma is perhaps best known for playing Yara Greyjoy in Games of Thrones. As her much-loved character creation Chastity Butterworth she will once again weave her wicked sense of humour into the show with aplomb.
Head of French: Marcel Lucont
Say ‘Bonjour’ to Marcel Lucont, our Head of French for the evening. Flâneur, raconteur et bon-viveur,. Lucont was awarded the 2012 Amused Moose Award for the Best Comedy Show of Edinburgh Fringe and the 2013 Fringe World Award for Best Comedy. With his sharp wit and wordplay he’s sure to bring a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the night’s proceedings…
Home Economics: Natalie Young
As the author of ‘Season To Taste or How to Eat Your Husband’, Natalie Young may seem a slightly unusual choice of guest for an event based on Valentines weekend. But there’s sure to be a knowing glance and a cheeky wink or two shared amongst the anti-Valentines as Natalie takes to the stage with her Home Economics ‘lecture’.
In addition to the magnificent group of guest speakers, the evening will also include music from harpist extraordinaire Anne Denholm and the magnificent 50-piece Chaps Choir.
A fully stocked bar will keep you watered including a selection of wines and a number of exclusive themed cocktails created by Cult Events' very own mixologist."
When - Saturday 15th February, 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Where - Central Foundation Boys' School , Cowper Street EC2A 4SH
Tickets - £45 for dinner and entertainment from here
(Alternatively £160 for a group of 4, or £350 for a group of 10)
Link - Tickets page
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