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Tea + Photographs
25 - 27 May 2023, 7.30 pm
Burnt Orange Theatre are proud to present two new plays exploring growing up and grief with the beautiful, heartfelt honesty that comes from a young person’s perspective.
Death is a part of life, there's no avoiding it; that doesn't stop it from temporarily turning your world into a shit show.
Set across school counseling sessions, Chloe Coombes’ Tea explores the dynamic between Miss P and Millie, highlighting what it’s like to be in school and grieving, as Miss P battles with the school for additional hours.
Cherry Eckel’s Photographs uses nuanced, “delicately written” interweaving monologues to explore three sisters grappling with life, death, loneliness, and the horrifying revelation that your parents are people too.
June, Sydney, and Bea's lives are thrown into disarray in the run-up to their grandmother's funeral, while seventeen-year-old Millie is grieving the recent loss of her best friend and struggling to adjust back into education.
"So I found this photo... I want to ask about it. But I don't."
Two plays exploring grief through a young perspective and a big pot of tea.
Death, Grief, Mention of Drug Use, Suicide, Alcoholism, Sexual Harassment
WHAT TO EXPECT
Tea and Photographs is a double bill of two new plays, performed in one night at the Barons Court Theatre, featuring a small cast of young performers. The plays both explore grief through different mediums, Tea follows a more naturalistic form, where Photographs utilizes playful, interweaving monologues. It promises moving, beautifully honest performances, as we watch young characters try to hold themselves and each other together, as it feels like everything around them is falling apart
Writers: Cherry Eckel and Chloe Coombes
Directors: Heather Collier, Amelia Glydon, Sam Smith
Productions Supervisor: Fatima Hussain (Burnt Orange Theatre)
Producer: Rosie Thomas (Burnt Orange Theatre)
Burnt Orange Theatre has been making work with and championing the work of young artists since 2019.
This production continues our ongoing relationship with the Barons Court Theatre, known for its intimate atmosphere, with Tea and Photographs being no exception.
Previous productions include:
FAST (recommended youth theatre by fringereview - Camden Fringe 2019)
STORIES ( ★★★★ from LondonTheatre1 - Bread and Roses 2019)
MACBETH (Drayton Arms 2021), #YOLO (Omnibus Theatre 2022)
Hear Me Now ( ★★★★ BingeFringe, ★★★★★ Everything Theatre, Show of the Week nomination, VAULTS 2023)
Love Songs in London ( ★★★★ Everything Theatre 2023)