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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2017

Contact Secret Platform Theatre  Telephone 07941 349865 or 07932 796094
Email secretplatformtheatre@gmail.com  Website www.secretplatformtheatre.com

THE SHOW: EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA

Part real, part imaginary…Secret Platform Theatre’s intimate, immersive theatrical experience is a joyful free celebration of the Great British love of tea.

Daphne & Phyllis have just moved in and invite you to an interactive, theatrical housewarming party celebrating the art of conversation and the Great British love of tea. Enjoy a warm welcome and old fashioned hospitality, all washed down with a well-made cuppa and biscuits a plenty. Share your stories about living in Wandsworth with Phyllis and Daphne and they will entertain you with a few tall stories of their own!

Take a break from the world…take tea with your neighbours…take another biscuit…and revel in all things Wandsworth!

What audiences’ have said:

 “It’s like being led by the hand through Auntie’s front room.” 

 “Wonderful…Fantastic tea stories…Great original idea…..You made a normal afternoon exceptional…”

 “Delightful to share stories over tea. Must remember to wear gloves for afternoon tea to maintain decorum…”

WHEN & WHERE: Everything Stops for Tea will be performing as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe between 14th – 20th May, as a FREE event at: The Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park, Wandsworth Town Library, Wandsworth Oasis Amen Corner Charity Shop and St Mary’s Church Square, Putney. See below for specific dates and times. Performed in two hour blocks, with a rolling start time so audiences can drop in and out at any time.  Suitable for children, adults and elders.

WHO: Secret Platform Theatre is run by theatre makers Dorothy Lawrence and Kitty Martin. Their work explores the interplay between real life and imagined life and the connection between actor and audience.

‘We believe everyone has a fascinating story to tell, it’s just a question of listening. In our intimate, interactive piece, Everything Stops for Tea, we place the audience centre stage. We provide opportunities to connect: the audience with us, and the audience with each other.’

Everything Stops for Tea, was originally commissioned by Proteus Theatre for Basingstoke Festival 2016.  It has been recommissioned for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 by Greenland Group, festival sponsor and the developer of The Ram Quarter at Wandsworth, as part of an exciting arts programme curated by culture agency, Futurecity; which engages with the local community to explore the fascinating history of the brewery and the surrounding area. The project is supported by The Brick Box and Enable Leisure & Culture.  Further information can be found on Facebook/RamDinner.

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If you would like more information or images, please contact us via the contact page or at secretplatformtheatre@gmail.com

Notes

Performance dates & times

Wandsworth Arts Fringe – www.wandsworthfringe.com

Wandsworth Arts Fringe, is an annual two-week festival, that is brought to you by Wandsworth Council. It brings together more than 140 events, performances and productions across Wandsworth – some indoor, some outdoor and some truly unexpected.

Developer Greenland Group – www.ldjt.com.cn/en/

Greenland Group is China’s premier residential property developer, founded in Shanghai in 1992 and led by founder, Chairman and President Yuliang ZHANG. The Group is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and is a Fortune Global 500 company with extensive experience in delivering high quality residential and mixed-use developments around the world, operating across four continents. With its mission statement “create better lives” Greenland Group is a global market leader in property and lifestyle provision, and currently has a £53 billion (GDV) global portfolio of property and other assets, and is building more than 82 million sq.m. of new commercial and residential projects worldwide. Since 2012 the Group has undertaken overseas expansion and has projects in 80 cities/towns across China and 12 cities internationally. The Group has overseas projects in the UK (Spire London and Ram Quarter, Wandsworth), U.S.A. (New York and L.A.), Australia (Sydney & Melbourne), Canada (Toronto), Germany (Frankfurt), Russia (St. Petersburg), South Korea (Seoul & Jeju), Malaysia (Johor Bahru) and Japan (Chiba).

Future City – www.futurecity.co.uk

Futurecity is a multidisciplinary culture agency, set up to reflect the burgeoning worldwide interest in culture-driven placemaking and regeneration. Futurecity has encouraged the property sector in the UK to use art and culture as part of a toolkit for providing a contemporary narrative for our towns, cities and urban centres.

The Brick Box- www.thebrickbox.co.uk

The Brick Box is an artist-led Community Interest Company with a socially engaged, place based practice. Through live art experiences they transform neglected spaces, bring people together and invite them to see things differently. As producers, artists, enablers and provocateurs, they stimulate creative and economic growth, and a regeneration of both spirit and place. Creating work with a strong pop culture aesthetic, using powerful juxtapositions and unusual locations to increase access to and participation in the arts.

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