Mon 22nd – Sun 28th Aug 2011


“Amongst the alluring safety of the domestic sugar spoons and piping teapots, secret loves and hidden desires unfold”





So Far Productions


Calling all shameless eavesdroppers!

An original theatrical experience playing at the Edinburgh Fringe is giving audiences the unique opportunity to openly eavesdrop on other people’s intimate conversations.

Award winning director and actor Tanya Alexander’s “Tearoom” launches playgoers into the heart of the homely world of the tearoom.

Audiences are invited to settle at one of the tearoom's cosy tables with cake and tea, and shamelessly eavesdrop on the tearoom's twelve visiting characters.

Amongst the alluring safety of the domestic sugar spoons and piping teapots, secret loves and hidden desires unfold as the play's personalities explore the dark back-stair passages of their relationships and the many imperfect ways humans love.

Writer and Director Tanya Alexander said: “Tearooms seem to be a comforting extension of our homes, without the domestic demands.

“Here, life's big and little challenges seem to be brewed out into the open.

“Usually, I only hear snippets of other people's conversations and I've often wondered what it would be like if I could just pull up a chair and listen in without intruding.”

Hailed by press critics as 'outstanding', the Fringe production of Tearoom follows a sell out tour across tearooms in Dorset in April last year.

Its unique concept gave audiences such a memorable theatrical experience that many have already booked to eavesdrop a second, and in some cases, third, time.

‘If you find it hard to believe that the flavour of soup can be a catalyst to the breakdown of a marriage, then you need to see Tearoom.’ (Viewpoint Magazine)

Tearoom offers festival goers the chance to enjoy a break from the busy rush of the Fringe, and give themselves a tearoom oasis that will not leave them hungry for food nor thought.

Henderson’s of Edinburgh will be supplying top quality cake for Tearoom performances fresh from Henderson’s Bakery, whilst tea boutique and café eteaket will be supplying ethically sourced tea and coffee.

The Tearoom can be found at 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ. Performing mornings at 10.30am and afternoons at 3.00pm from Monday 22nd August to Sunday 28th August.

Performance time is 2 hours including an interval.

Ticket prices start at £15 with concessions available. Cake, tea and coffee included in the ticket price.

To book tickets or find out more, please call 07554 445506 or email tanya@sofarproductions.co.uk or visit www.tearoomtheatre.co.uk

Admission: £15(£14)

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