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Featuring The Mechanisms
We are proud to announce the opening of Tea-Powered Theatre’s 2017 Teatre season, do not be baffled that is not a spelling mistake! Teatre is our own mix of Tea and Theatre. That’s right! you can finally enjoy two of the greatest delights on this green and pleasant earth at the same time!
Opening the doors at 4pm, you’ll be greeted by our waiting staff and seen to a table, before having your order taken and a scrumptious cream tea brought to you. There will be a bountiful selection of black teas, provided by Bristol Tea Company, for you to choose from. The scones, cream and jam will be sourced from local, organic producers. Gluten and dairy free alternatives are available.
Once you have partaken in our tea time delicacies, at 5pm the metaphorical curtain will rise and you’ll be treated to The Mechanisms, A steampunk space pirate storytelling band from Oxford, as they perform their brand new epic tale The Bifrost Incidient.
The Bifrost was Odin’s life work, a train capable of travelling between planets in a matter of days. It never arrived at its destination, however, and was lost to history on its maiden voyage. Listen through the black box recordings to find out what really happened on the journey, as told to you through a mix of storytelling and song.
Since 2012 The Mechanisms have presented several well-received shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With anything up to nine members playing more instruments than you can count, they re-work traditional songs and weave them into dark stories from possible futures. So far they have told of Snow White’s bloody rebellion against the villainous Old King Cole (“Once Upon a Time (in Space)”, 2012), of the fate of Ulysses, who built a Vault which contains a secret every Olympian in the City is afraid of (“Ulysses Dies at Dawn”, 2013), and of the struggles of the Pendragon Gang to impose order on Fort Galfridian (“High Noon Over Camelot”, 2014).