Tea House Theatre

Winner of Time Out Love London Awards 2014, 2016 & 2018!

We are based in an old Victorian public house that opened in 1886 on the site of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; immortalised as the ‘Vanity Fair’ in Thackeray’s eponymous novel.

We serve some of the best loose leaf teas available, proper sandwiches and homemade cakes; not to mention the best full English breakfast in London. Our teas have individual subtle flavours which would be overpowered by the instant, coarse, hit of coffee, so we do not sell it.

We make our own marmalade and jams, all for sale by the jar and all our teas can be bought by the ounce. Our meat comes from our local butcher and our fruit and vegetables from the local market gardens around us.

We are trying to be different. We will not hurry you. If you visit us on your lunch break, then have one, you will be more productive in the afternoon. If you want to have a meeting, we will not disturb you. If you are ‘working from home’, we have wifi. If you have children, we have highchairs, a chest of toys, and milkshakes. We always have the daily papers, so please, relax, and share in what we are trying to create, take a load off, and have a cuppa.

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Robert W. Service's Poetry Night

For one night only at the Tea House Theatre, Alain English (resident poet and host of Paper Tiger Poetry) will perform a selection of poems from the great Scottish Canadian rhymester Robert Service.

The Poems and Stories of Robert Service

Performed by Alain English:

 My Future, Laughter, Laziness, Inspiration, Your Poem, Maternity, I Believe, Battle of the Bulge, The Reckoning, Bohemian, Hobo, Making Good, Nature Man, Dirt, Dauntless Quest, Land of Beyond, The Quitter, Spell of the Yukon, The Harpy, The Shooting of Dan McGrew, The Men Who Won't Fit In, My Friends,The Cremation of Sam McGee and Wanderlust.

Robert Service was known as the Bard of the Yukon and was born in England in 1874., but actually raised in Scotland.  He later moved to Canada, where he worked as a bank clerk and gained fame from his published verses which include such well-renowned pieces as "The Shooting of Dan McGrew", "The Spell of the Yukon" and "The Cremation of Sam McGhee".

 He continued to write and publish verse and prose even after he left Canada, and he later lived in Paris and then California.  During a stay in Hollywood  He spent his final years in Monaco and passed away in 1958.

 Alain English is poet-in-residence at the Tea House Theatre, where he has been hosting the open-mic night Paper Tiger Poetry for the past four years.  He is also a published poet with South London Poetry books - "Outside-In" was released last year and "English is a Foreign Language" will be officially launched later this month.  For more information, see here - http://www.southlondonbooks.com/product/outside-in-by-alain-english/

 Alain is also an actor, and has appeared in many shows around London most recently "The Game of Love and Chance" at the Baron's Court Theatre.  For more information on Alain and his work have a look at his website - http://www.alainenglish.co.uk/

Entry £5

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Earlier Event: November 11
The New Sheridan Club
Later Event: November 18
Debating Society