Tea House Theatre

Winner of Time Out Love London Awards 2014

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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Back in the Day Talks

 "From School Blazer to Mohair Suits"

 Musical memories of growing up in the fifties and sixties

 Growing up in London in the late 1950s and the “swinging” 60s, was with hindsight, quite remarkable although those of us who were around then, didn’t realise that we were part of a cultural revolution that would shake the world.  We were just like teenagers from any generation suffering from the same existential angst that adolescents throughout history have endured but we had one advantage – the fabulous music of the time - which has lived on through the decades.

 

In our talk, “From School Blazer to Mohair Suits” using photos, videos and music, Barrie will regale you with stories of his growing up, how music affected him and how it keeps the memories of the most important time of his life, fresh in his mind, conjuring up people and places just by hearing a few bars of a song.

 

We all have songs that like Barrie, will take us back to a specific time and place and we aim to trigger a few memories for everyone during the evening. Memories such as Sunday lunchtimes listening to the Light Programme, trauma on the dance floor as we ask, or wait for someone to ask us, to dance, our first visit to a club, our first kiss, our first holiday abroad.

 

So “Don’t Walk On By” or “Runaway” and come with Barrie on his personal musical journey as he does the “Harlem Shuffle” back to the days when he was growing up. Join in with your own musical reminiscences as we cruise back in time and let our musical memories take us back to the “Point Of No Return”.

 

Sunday February 28th 2016

 

Doors: 5:00pm for tea & snacks

Talk starts: 6:30pm

Tea break at 7:45pm

Evening ends at: 9:00pm

Ticket £10

Limited spaces available!

Reserve on 0207 207 45 85 and pay cash on the day!

To see our trailer, click on: 

https://vimeo.com/144526298

 

 

 

 

Earlier Event: February 24
New Sheridan Club Film Night
Later Event: March 5
Park and Lane on Air!