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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We Are the Wildlife - Brona McVittie - Album Launch

We are the Wildlife – the forthcoming debut solo LP from celebrated Irish folk chanteuse and harpist Brona McVittie – features the tracks Under The Pines and Newry Mountain which were released as a double A side single in June 2017.

McVittie’s debut offering is a psychogeographic journey through a collection of traditional folk ballads and original compositions inspired as much by the geometries of London’s urban fringes as by the sonic phenomena within the great rural landscapes of Mourne.

This mixing of traditional songs with her own compositions, and thematic ties between songs old and new, coupled with the use of traditional instruments (harp/flute/strings, etc.) against subtle electronic backdrops and innovative production techniques all adds up to a record that is heartfelt, timeless and yet pleasingly contemporary in feel, a perfect mix of new and old, on every front.

“Pleasingly dreamy folk tones but with a strong and haunting undercurrent of otherworldliness” Conor O’Toole, Underground of Happiness

“Nature reverberates wonderfully in an alchemy of traditional and contemporary instrumentation, making for an exquisite listen from this post-folk electronic chanteuse” Across the Line, BBC Radio Ulster

Tickets £8 in advance, £15 with CD available here

Bar open till late!

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Reviews

“A rare, and rarefied, beauty” ★★★★☆ The Independent

“Beautifully embroidered folk…sweetness and bite…A stimulating debut” ★★★★☆ The Guardian

“Heavenly debut…boldly experimental…Simply gorgeous” 8/10 Uncut Magazine

“A debut album which answers that much asked question “Where now for folk music?”…” Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture 

“A debut album of serious quality. Inventive modern folk” Songwriting Magazine

 

We Are the Wildlife digital release 12.01.18 / limited edition CD 18.01.18

Earlier Event: January 18
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Later Event: January 24
London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir