Past Shows

Parish Fête-ality: A Game of Scones

by Christopher Cutting


"In the Parish Council elections, you win or you die."

When murder sweeps through the parish of Jowlhurst, the members of Jowlhurst Parish Council scheme and vie against one another for absolute power. A manic vicar, NIMBY farmers, the Women’s Institute and the National Trust are at war with a circle of debauched bohemian aristocrats and the internally-divided, frightened villagers for supremacy over the local countryside. In this Machiavellian struggle, with betrayal around every corner, only one faction can rule the Parish Council once and for all…

“Hot Fuzz meets Game of Thrones” in this dark, witty, absurd comedy from satire maestros Tobacco Tea. Prepare yourself for comic countryside carnage worthy of the Red Wedding, as every aspect of British country life is hilariously torn to shreds.

'a witty and rollicking romp'
**** (RemoteGoat.com)

Vitomori

by Christopher Cutting


Lord Vitomori is bored, self-obsessed, narcissistic, shallow, superficial, and the envy of all who know him.

He is also an immortal. An undead vampire who had decided to embrace modern life. His existence is pointless and he'll do anything to forget it, no matter who might get in the way.

Society adores him. Dangerous, dark, seductive, carefree and callous; he's everything people want him to be, but when Vitomori goes too far, his 'friends' turn out to be more than willing to hunt him down.

Tobacco Tea Theatre company return to the Alma Tavern with a side-splitting supernatural satire and the way we live our lives today. By turns hilarious and horrifying, sensual and cynical, Vitomori is a good hard look at just what we've become in the 21st Century, seen through the eyes of a 1000-year-old vampire.

"an extremely funny, horrifying and sensual piece that beautifully captures and satirises the 21st century digital age"

"hilarious and horrifying"
**** (Inter:Mission Bristol)

Bunbury Is Dead

by Christopher Cutting


'Bunbury Is Dead' is Tobacco Tea's brand new fringe comedy, made from the wit and works of Oscar Wilde.

Composed almost entirely of material from Wilde's major works, masterfully rearranged to form all-new dialogue, 'Bunbury Is Dead' follows the escapades of Bunbury - Algernon's fictitious invalid from 'The Importance of Being Earnest' - who feigns illness in order to live the life of a dissolute young rake-about-town, all the while avoiding his fearsome aunt and the hordes of creditors at his door.

Featuring a machiavellian butler, a formidable aunt, a domineering new woman, a soppy romantic artist, murder, forgery, marriage, man flu and of course the dashing rogue Bunbury himself, this fast-paced satirical postmodern tribute act is a sparkling, sophisticated, hilarious hour of twisted logic, high farce and the inimitable wit of Oscar Wilde.

'Great comedy performances and clever writing'
**** (Mumble Theatre)