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Skylon hosts party for The Old Vic's new production of Harold Pinter's 'The Caretaker'

Skylon hosts party for The Old Vic's new production of Harold Pinter's 'The Caretaker'
Last week, restaurant Skylon hosted The Old Vic’s opening night party for Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker. The cast, crew and VIP guests gathered at the renowned Southbank restaurant to celebrate The Old Vic’s new production of Harold Pinter’s ground-breaking classic, directed by The Old Vic’s Artistic Director Matthew Warchus.

Attendees included the cast Timothy Spall, Daniel Mays and George MacKay and Director Matthew Warchus as well as Emma Rice, Lauren Ward, Bertie Carvel, Natascha McElhone, Helen McCrory, Hadyn Gwynne, Charlie Cameron and Nick Karimi.

Guests enjoyed delicious canapés by London’s newest boutique event creators Alexander & Björck.  

Celebratory magnum bottles of Taittinger Champagne were served throughout the night alongside the party’s signature cocktail, Jameson Mint Julep and Meantime Pale Ale and Lager.

What the guests ate:
Canapes’:
Garden baby vegetables in edible soil
Gin and tonic cured salmon with herbed crème fraiche
Wild mushroom and gorgonzola arancini  

Larger Bites:
A&B’s classic shrimp burger
Bao bun with crispy chicken, coriander and gochujang mayo  

Sweet Treats: Popcorn cheesecake with salted caramel  

What the guests drank:
Magnums of Taittinger Champagne 
Jameson Mint Julep
Jameson & Ginger Ale 
Meantime Pale Ale & Lager

 Skylon is located on the third floor of the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre and offers panoramic views of the River Thames through its floor-to-ceiling windows. Skylon takes its name from the original iconic structure that was built for the 1951 Festival of Britain. The restaurant’s design echoes the style of the Royal Festival Hall during the same period, with contemporary touches.

The Old Vic’s production of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, starring Timothy Spall, Daniel Mays and George MacKay and directed by Matthew Warchus runs until Saturday 14 May 2016. 

Disturbed handyman Aston (Daniel Mays) has invited an irascible tramp (Timothy Spall) to stay with him at his brother’s jumbled London flat. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Aston’s brother Mick (George MacKay) arrives, an enigmatic power struggle emerges between the three men that is in equal parts menacing, touching and darkly comic.

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