Not quite the Oscar-worthy guestlist! Abi Titmuss leads the troops as The King's Speech debuts on the West End stage
00:39 GMT, 28 March 2012
While there was no sign of Colin Firth, Abi Titmuss flew the flag for the celebrities in the front row.
Following the success of the Oscar-winning film, The King's Speech is now on the West End stage.
The play stars handsome British actor Charles Edwards as the title role of King George VI, made famous by foppish Bridget Jones star Firth – who received an Academy Award for his efforts.
Covering up: Abi Titmuss looked wore a delicate lace dress as she attended press night for The King's Speech at Wyndham's Theatre, London
Cranford actress Emma Fielding takes on
the challenge of Queen Elizabeth, the part of Helen Bonham Carter, while
Australian-born Jonathan Hyde plays the Geoffrey Rush role of Lionel
And Abi proved that less is more as she kept her flesh covered up at the press evening last night, held at the Wyndham's Theatre in Charing Cross, but still looking particularly cute.
The former glamour model, 36, stepped out in a delicate lace dress, complete with patterned tights.
She opted for sassy over sex appeal as her blonde ringlets bobbed around her shoulders.
A well deserved drink: Charles Edwards clutches champagne as he poses with co-star Emma Fielding
Party time: Charles and Emma pose with Jonathan Hyde (who plays Lionel Logue) at The Langham aftershow
The actress has been preparing for
her red carpet moment with a gruelling workout session, as she tweeted:
'Had a brilliant few days at my beloved GI Jane Bootcamp. I've lost
another 5lbs and 3in off my waist, I feel fantastic! x
While she flew the flag for the eye candy, the real talent came in the guise of David Seidler.
In 2011, screenwriter Seidler became the oldest winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The King's Speech.
Supporters: Dermot O'Leary and Rula Lenska went along for the evening's entertainment
Taking their bow: The cast look relieved after trying to impress on press night
He held this record for one year, until Woody Allen won for Midnight in Paris at the age of 76 in 2012.
The proud Londoner posed alongside Emma, both looking equally theatrical in all-black ensembles.
Dermot O'Leary and Rula Lenska also put in an appearance, enjoying the free champagne.
Edwards was also seen clutching a well earned drink at the aftershow party held at The Langham.
Along with his glass of bubbly, the chiselled blond wore a prefect bag saying 'King' on it.
Proud: Emma poses in the arm of writer David Seidler, who won an Oscar for his efforts
Chemistry: Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter were incredible in the film adaptation