Upcoming Performances

Wednesday 18th May – Saturday 21st May – 7.30 pm – William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing at Network Theatre 246A Lower Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8SJ – Tickets £12

Alain is appearing as Don Pedro in this gender bending production of Shakespeare’s classic, Benedick and Beatrice are re-imagined as a queer duo, caught in the lowest ebb of their on-again-off-again relationship. In the aftermath of Don Pedro’s electoral victory against his brother, he alights at prominent supporter Leonato’s mansion, with his chief of staff Benedick and young protégé Claudio. When Claudio confesses his love for Leonato’s daughter Hero, Pedro sees a good match in the works and, caught in a generous liberal zeal, conspires to get their queer chief of staff Benedick also married to Beatrice, because aren’t they just SO progressive.
But when scandal hits, potentially damaging political careers, how will this elite’s liberalism hold up? And will the fragile love binding Benedick and Beatrice survive?

This production employs gender-blind casting for all roles aside from the two couples.
The roles of Benedick and Beatrice are open to all women and non-binary performers.

Poster artwork by KC Lylark

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Wednesday 10th November, 7.30pm – Lava Elastic Neuro Diverse Comedy Night, Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, Poplar, London E14 6TL – Tickets £10/£8 Concession

As part of the Mindful Mess Festival, Alain performs a set of his own poetry at the Poplar Union. He will be featuring alongside Joe Wells, Victoria Melody, Cheekykita and Variety D. Hosted by the marvelous Sarah Saeed.

Poplar Union
2 Cotall Street
Poplar
London E14 6TL

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Thursday 9th December – 7.30pm, Friday 10th December, 7.30pm and Saturday 11th December, 3.30pm and 7.30pm:

Scenes from The York Mystery Plays Performed by The Players of St. Peter – St. Saviours Church, Hampstead, Eaton Road, Chalk Farm, London, NW3 4SU

Scenes from The York Mystery Plays Performed by The Players of St. Peter – St. Saviours Church, Hampstead, Eaton Road, Chalk Farm, London, NW3 4SU

 

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Friday 17th December – 7.30pm – A Feast of Christmas Poetry with Alain English at the Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall – Tickets £10 

Join Alain English, the Tea House Theatre Resident Artist, as he takes you on a poetical journey through the Christmas period. Expect laughter, verse and some surprises along the way.

Entry £10

Call the House on 0207 2074 585 to book!

Tea House Theatre
139 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HL

Saturday 18th December – 6pm – 9pm – Poetry @ Shamiyaana – 8 Cazenove Road, London, N16 6BD

Hosted by Alain English. Featuring: Misha Rees, Keith Bray, Fran Isherwood, Heather Moulson, Jessica Lawrence and the Office Girls Go Crazy.

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Past Events

August 21st and August 28th – 7.30pm – The Lonely Impulse – CentrE17, Ross Wyld Hall, Church Hill, London, E17 3AB – Part of Theatripy. Tickets £15 – Proceeds to CALM

Alain plays an autistic man struggling to find romance in this short play that is party of the Theatripy event. Proceeds go to CALM, a mental health charity.

July 8, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – The Tower Theatre – The Bacche

Image courtesy of Sasha Bond

July 8, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – The Tower Theatre – The Bacche

Alain will be performing in this staged reading of Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy.

A vengeful androgynous trickster deity, familial bonds and bodies torn asunder, booze-addled mad and orgiastic rites in a lush woodland, passion and release – The Bacchae distills a brew infused with the essence of theatre’s unique promise of spectacle unchecked. No surprise: this near-2,500-year-old tragedy stars the ancient Greek god of wine, insanity, and – curiously – of theatre.

Watch as Pleasure Bedlam Ltd. – an offshoot of Arcola Theatre’s renegade Mental Health Company, spawned over Zoom – mobilises theatre’s Dionysian power to bring people together, and to forge communities, in the flesh.

Cast : Michelle Hanks, Alain English, Brandon Thorne, Sasha Bond, Paul Singer, Marc Llobet and Avi Mendelson
Directed by Jessica McKenna and Avi Mendelson.

You must book a ticket in advance to attend this event. The box office will not be open on the day.

Tickets for this event are being sold on a “pay-what-you-can” basis. 

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The Tower Theatre, 16 Northwold Road, Stoke Newington London, N16 7HR

July 18th and July 25th – The Best of Alain English – Poems and Lyrics from the Tea House Theatre’s Resident Artist – Tickets £10

July 18th and July 25th – The Best of Alain English – Poems and Lyrics from the Tea House Theatre’s Resident Artist – Tickets £10

STOP PRESS!!! Here is a review of the first of Alain’s two show’s at the Tea House…

“Alain English is a spectacular wordsmith and an engaging performer. In this collection of some of his finest work he takes the audience on a well crafted journey. Honest and personal blends with beautiful pictures of life in Aberdeen. Poetic epics of heroes and villains combine with the agonies and ecstasies of a life in art. Inspiring, moving and entertaining. This is everything an evening of poetry should be.”

Get your tickets for the next show (25th July) here.

Alain English has been Resident Artist of the Tea House Theatre since 2011, when he founded the poetry event Paper Tiger Poetry. Since then he has taken part in Fireside Readings and performed one-man shows on Shakespeare, Robert Service and William McGonagall.
He is also the host of the Tea House Theatre’s annual Burns Supper, where he entertains audiences with his passionate recitals.

To help welcome audiences back into the Tea House Theatre, he takes you on a journey through the poems he has created over his many years in London.

Entry £10

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Call the House on 0207 2074 585 to book!

Tea House Theatre
139 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HL

Alain takes you through works by classical poets to delight, entertain and inspire! Poets performed will include Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats and Robert Service.

This is a FREE event will taking place online using Facebook Live. Click here to go the event Facebook page and then click on ‘Watch Live Video’