April 27, 2011
As suppliers of Entertainment, we should have a lot in common with the members of the League Managers Association - many is the time you'll find Adam Sternberg pacing up and down the backstage of a corporate event, furiously chewing gum, Charlotte can explain away a late reply to an email with a Wenger-esque "I didn't see it" and lately Ben seems convinced he is 'The Special One'.So no one could be better placed to provide entertainment for the LMA's President's dinner last week at the recently reopened St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. But to take advantage of one of London's most iconic buildings, the LMA decided to incorporate some of the building's unique history into the entertainment, and who better to do that than the hotel's architect Sir George Gilbert Scott... or more to the point, an actor playing George Gilbert Scott in full Victorian Costume.
Our long serving thesp' Tim was on hand to don the period garb of one of the UK's most prolific and well loved architects. Sir George milled around, meeting and greeting members of the LMA and guest of honour Fabio Capello during the drinks reception and performed a short speech on the history of the building before dinner. This involved a great deal of research and even a guided tour around the venue by the building's historian Royden Stock whose knowledge and passion for the Gothic Revival building hopefully carried over into the script.
In addition to George Gilbert Scott, tasteful background music was provided by our always elegant string quartet, Corelli who perfectly complimented the building's unique mix of traditional and modern.