Past Gigs

WEDNESDAY 01 – SATURDAY 04 AUGUST 2018 – ROMEO AND JULIET BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AT THE STOCKWELL PLAYHOUSE
 

What do you do when you’re in love, but your family despises your loved one? Where do you’re loyalties lie, and who can you trust?

Shakespeare’s famous love story is renowned around the world for asking these questions, how answer them may have changed but is our emotional response the same?

The Stockwell Playhouse’s new production explores a more stripped back, aggressive take on the classic story. Rather than Verona being the beautiful Italian City State, it is instead a run down, dirty and forsaken place; stricken with poverty and misery. The ‘noble’ houses are near impoverished, angry and utterly trapped in their situation and only have each other to take out there frustration on. In this, our ‘star crossed lovers’ find themselves equally trapped by the social order and have only their famously belligerent families to rely on. However, in each other they find hope for their future and a possible way out of this nasty and brutal life.

“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare

1st -4th August 2018 at 7.30pm                                                                                                                                                The Stockwell Playhouse                                                                                                                                                                 208 Wandsworth Road                                                                                                                                                                 London, SW8 2JU

SUNDAY 17 JUNE 2018 – 12PM – STEALTH ASPIES AT AUTISTIC PRIDE – HYDE PARK, LONDON, W2 2UH
We would invite you to attend the Fourth Annual Autistic Pride Picnic in the Park. It will be held in Hyde Park on Sunday June 17th 2018 from 12:00-17:00. This is a free public event, an annual “gathering of the tribes” for all autistics. While this event is primarily aimed at autistic adults, non-autistic people and children will be welcome.

The Programme is still being compiled, but we will have a performance of Stealth Aspies by Paul Wady and friends, possibly a stimmob run by Belinda Blossom.

Hannah Quinton, the creator of the hashtag #doilookautisticyet will be making a speech here as part of the #takethemaskoff campaign.

If anyone wants to make a speech, sing a song, or showcase a piece of art you are very welcome to do so.

Other speakers and performers may be added to this programme

The picnic site will be in the wooded areas between the boathouse and the lookout, see the map for further detail. Our Pride Flag (see above) will be waving above the site. The nearest Underground Station is Hyde Park Corner and we have photos that show the way (follow the purple arrows).

We will have a picnic. No food or drink will be provided. Bring your own picnic. Bring food, games and sensory toys to share. Bring a blanket if you need one. We will stage a performing arts show. Brave people can speak at Speakers Corner if they choose to. Bring along things related to your special interests. Bring your musical instrument. Stimming is actively encouraged.

We will have a traffic-light system of stickers, which people can wear to show their communication needs.

We may have activities after the event, including a Tube Challenge, a themed walk, or just go to the pub.
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MONDAY 02 JULY 2018 – SHAKESPEAK PRESENTS A REHEARSED READING OF SHAKESPEARE’S POETRY, INCLUDING ‘THE PHOENIX TURTLE’, ‘VENUS AND ADONIS’, ‘THE RAPE OF LUCRECE’ AND THE SONNETS
The Green Room Bar@ The Actors Centre
1A Tower Street
London
WC2H 9NP
THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2018 – 8PM – THE RAPE OF LUCRECE – ENTRY £5
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Alain’s latest one-man show is William Shakespeare’s tale of lust and tragedy, ‘The Rape of Lucrece’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Discover the main themes in William Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece, including the plague, love and sexuality and violation. Click the image above for more information.

Tickets £5

Call 02072074585 to book

SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2018 – 8PM – HOLDFAST THEATRE PRESENTS ‘THE SONNETS’ BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE –  ENTRY £5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Holdfast Theatre Company Fireside Readings return to the Tea House Theatre

Shakespeare’s sonnets is the title of a collection of 154 sonnets by William Shakespeare, which covers themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality. Click the image above for more information.

8pm Tickets: £5

Call the House on 02072074585 to book in advance

Bar open till late

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2018 – 7PM – DON’T MOURN FOR US – AUTISTIC VARIERY ON WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK –  ENTRY £5
Alain takes part in this Variety Evening at the Tea House Theatre featuring poetry from Janine Booth and Anthony Fairweather, comedy from Don Biswas, music from Sarah Saeed and a reading of Jim Sinclair’s essay ‘Don’t Mourn for Us’ from Paul Wady and Alain English.
Tea House Theatre
139 Vauxhall Walk
London
SE11 5HL
Time: 7pm
Entry Fee: £5
WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2018 – 8PM – STEALTH ASPIES@BRIGHTON PELIROCCO –  FREE ENTRY 
Alain rejoins the Stealth Aspies for this performance down in Brighton.
Stealth Aspies @ Brighton Pelirocco
Hotel Pelirocco
10 Regency Square
Brighton
BN1 2FG
Time: 8pm
Free on the door but donations welcome

SUNDAY 18 MARCH 2018 – 8PM – HOLDFAST THEATRE PRESENTS THE TIME MACHINE BY HG WELLS –  ENTRY £5

 

Alain is reading again at the Tea House Theatre, this time the famous science  fiction story by HG Wells. A science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative. The work is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposely and selectively forwards or backwards in time. Click the image above for more information.

FRIDAY 16 MARCH 2018 – 8PM – LAVA ELASTIC AT SWEET VENUES IN BRIGHTON –  ENTRY £6
Alain will be doing a poetry set at this neurodiverse evening in Brighton.
Lava Elastic at Sweet Venues in Brighton
Sweet Dukebox
The Southern Belle
3 Waterloo Street
BN3 1AQ
Time: 8pm
Entry Fee: £6

 

MONDAY 02 OCTOBER 2017 – 7PM – COOL BURNS – BURNS CLUB LONDON

cool burns

Alain will be making recitations at the first of The Burns Club of London’s ‘Gin a body, meet a body’; Scottish gin tasting experiences of the season. The admission price of £25 includes a delicious hot supper. What a bargain!

Also performing is Talented young singer and songwriter Jamie McGechan (the voice of The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum). He will approach the works of Burns from a contemporary point of view. As well as performing all over Scotland Jamie (aka Little Fire) has accepted several invitations to sing in USA, including two trips already this year.

Cool Burns

Hosted by the Burns Club of London

The Caledonian Club

9 Halkin Street

London

SW1X 7DR

Time: 7pm

Tickets £25

Web: http://www.burnscluboflondon.org.uk/events/

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2017 – 6PM – EPSOM MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

Epsom

                                                                                                            Alain is very proud to once again be associated with Epsom Mental Health Week. He will be presenting a very special poetry workshop along with Richard Bridger. Please bring a poem to share if you would like to 🙂

Epsom Mental Health Week

Love Me Love My Mind

St Barnabas Church

Temple Road

Epsom

KT19 8HA

Time 6pm – 7pm

Web: http://www.lovemelovemymind.org.uk/

TUESDAY 24TH – SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER  7.30PM – SILENT SCREAMS – THE BROADWAY THEATRE, BARKING

Silent Screams

                                                                                                                                                          Alain is appearing in Silent Screams at the Broadway Theatre.

Silent Screams

The Broadway Theatre

Barking

IG11 7LS

Time  – 7.30pm

Tickets – £10/£12

For more information, click here.

MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2017 – IONA FYFE AND FRIENDS – BURNS CLUB LONDON

 cool burns 2

Alain will once again be making recitations at the another of The Burns Club of London’s ‘Gin a body, meet a body’ evenings.

Also performing is Iona, a folksinger and finalist in BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician 2017, will present an evening of Scottish music including items from the rich musical heritage of her native Aberdeenshire. She will be joined by friends and fellow musicians Koshka Duff (piano) and Carol Anderson (fiddle). We have a tradition of providing a platform for young musicians who go on to achieve success in their profession and this event continues that pattern.

Iona Fyfe and Friends

Hosted by the Burns Club of London

The Caledonian Club

9 Halkin Street

London

SW1X 7DR

Website: http://www.burnscluboflondon.org.uk/events/

 

SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER – 8PM – BROTHER’S GRIMM FIRESIDE READING – TEA HOUSE THEATRE, LONDON

Tea House Generic

Details to follow…

Brothers Grimm Fireside Reading

Tea House Theatre

139 Vauxhall Walk

London

SE11 5HL

Time 8pm

Tickets £5

Website: http://www.teahousetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/

 

THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER – 8PM – ALAIN ENGLISH PRESENTS WILLIAM MCGONAGALL – TEA HOUSE THEATRE, LONDON

Tea House Generic

Details to follow…

Alain English presents William McGonagall

Tea House Theatre

139 Vauxhall Walk

London

SE11 5HL

Time: 8pm

Tickets: £5

Web: http://www.teahousetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A FIRESIDE READING OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL – TEA HOUSE THEATRE, LONDON – SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2017 – 8PM

Tea House Generic

                                                                                                                                                 Call the House on 02072074585 to book in advance

Tea House Theatre

139 Vauxhall Walk

London

SE11 5HL

Time: 8pm

Tickets: £5

Web: http://www.teahousetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/

 

THURSDAY 14TH – SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2017 – 8PM – THE QUEEN OF THE PARIS CABARET SAVES CHRISTMAS AND STUFFS THE MILLENIAL GOOSE – TEA HOUSE THEATRE, LONDON

 Tea House Generic

Satire, Songs and Stuffing!

Tea House Theatre

139 Vauxhall Walk

London

SE11 5HL

Tickets

£40 – Christmas Dinner and the show

£20 – Show Only Ticket

SUNDAY 19th JULY 2015

A new page has been added all about Alain’s published books, along with a very moving review of his Edinburgh Fringe show. Click here to access the page.

Alain has just announced a new round of gigs…here is the info…

THURSDAY 21st MAY 2015 – 18.00pm

TUC
                                                                                                                                            PLEASE NOTE: This gig is not a public event and is open to conference delegates only.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference
Marble Hall, TUC Congress House,
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3LS
(Tottenham Court Road tube)

Click here for the Maplink 

 

AUTISM

Alain is proud to announce his continued association with THE AUTISM SHOW for the 2nd year running, with performances on the following dates in London, Birmingham and Manchester!

 SATURDAY 13th JUNE – 13:45pm    

The Autism Show                                                                                                               The Hub Theatre 1

ExCel London
One Western Gateway,
Royal Victoria Dock
London
E16 1XL

Click here for the Maplink 

SATURDAY 20th JUNE – 11.25am

The Autism Show
The Hub Theatre 1

NEC Birmingham
Pendigo Way
Marston Green
Birmingham
West Midlands
B40 1NT

Click here for the Maplink

SATURDAY 27th JUNE – 14.40pm

The Autism Show
The Hub Theatre 1

EventCity Manchester
Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston
Manchester M41 7TB

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SUNDAY MARCH 15TH 19.30PM –

Holdfast

Holdfast Theatre read ‘Horatius on the Bridge’ by Thomas Babington and Lord Macauley at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall 

Three masterful storytellers sit by the fireplace, weaving their way through the literary classics in the intimate and atmospheric Tea House Theatre.  For the Facebook Page click here.

Tickets are available here.

SUNDAY MARCH 22ND – 18.00PM

Yellow Door

Yellow Door Storytellers hosted by Sarah Rayner. Featuring Alain English,  Chris Cantrill and music from Rebeka Bergh. 

Come and find out what’s waiting for you behind the Yellow Door…
an intimate Sunday Storytelling experience in the cosy surrounds of Manero’s Private Members Club, East London. 

Tickets £6 on the door
doors 6pm, showtime 7-10pm. Limited Open Spots. To be guaranteed a spot, message us via Yellow Door Storytellers on Facebook. Include a text/vid/audio demo of your work.

For the Facebook Page Click here.

SUNDAY 28TH MARCH 19.30PM –

Lyrical Caberet

Zone 7: The Lyrical Cabaret Comedy Poetry and Music hosted by the Antipoet  – At Coco, Watford Road, WD3 3BZ Croxley Green. Click here for the Facebook Page.

ZONE7 and RRRANTS present Comedy, Poetry & Music with~ The Antipoet, Mat Lloyd, Alain English, Lanré, Richard Frost, Red Phoenix, Shadwell Smith, Coco’s poet in residence: Mr Poeterry and this month sees the Coco launch of DODOBONES’ new album ‘Distraction. Two open mic slots available. FREE entry, with donations to Bardaid.

Alain is set to be a major part of the Tea House Theatre Shakespeare Festival – with the following events:

SUNDAY APRIL 5TH 19.30PM

Venus & Adonis

Holdfast Theatre read William Shakespeare’s ‘Venus and Adonis’

Holdfast Theatre presents a dramatic reading of William Shakespeare’s seductive epic poem, Venus and Adonis. 

Advance Tickets £10

For the Facebook Page, click here.

Part of the Tea House Theatre’s SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2015

Sonnets

Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Holdfast Theatre takes all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets by storm.
Prepare to be swept off your feet with romantic declarations, and then dropped to the ground with jealous accusations in an emotional roller coaster ride you won’t soon forget.

Advance Tickets £10

For the Facebook Page click here.

For tickets click here.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 22ND –

Will the Real William Shakespeare Please Stand Up?

Shakespeare

Debating London in association with the Tea House Theatre present a lively literary debate – Will the Real William Shakespeare Please Stand Up? For centuries scholars have been debating who really wrote the poems and plays of William Shakespeare so now four candidates get together to discuss who might have been the real William Shakespeare.

Speakers so far include:

Susan Sheridan – ‘Shaking the Spear – how a group of philanthropists and literary geniuses created Shakespeare.’

Frances Hughes – speaking for William Shakespeare

Kevin Gilvary – speaking for Edward De Vere

Dr John Casson – speaking for Henry Neville

Entry is free

Click here for the Facebook page.

Part of the Tea House Theatre’s SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2015

THURSDAY APRIL 23RD – 19.30PM

Shakespeare Supper at the Tea House Theatre –

Shakespeare Supper

Join us for the Shakespearience of a lifetime! Enjoy a three-course
meal with Elizabethan music, Bardic readings & more. 

SHAKESPEARE SUPPER MENU

Starter
Wild Game Pie: Rabbit, Wild Boar, and Pigeon encased in Puff Pastry

Main Course
Traditional Mutton & Currant Stew served over Tudor Manchet Bread

Pudding
Gingerbread Rose & Quince Tarts served with Custard and Cream washed down with Traditional English Ale

Advance Tickets £30 per person.  For tickets, click here.

For the Facebook Page, click here.

Part of the Tea House Theatre’s SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2015

MONDAY MAY 4TH – 19.30PM

May 4th Be With You

Colin Davies is putting on a series of Star Wars themed poetry nights on May the fourth, and yours truly has been asked to organize the London edition of it.  

So what’s going down? Well, myself, Tomás Nash Thomas Smith Gillies and Alain English will be rocking The Camden Eye, 15 mins each, all talking about our favourite/least favourite Star Wars films,
characters, ships, speeders, blasters, bounty hunters, propagandas
etc……. So come along for an hour of Star Wars fun!!!

We’ll also be doing an open mic section for an hour or so after the
event. That doesn’t necessarily have to be star wars related. So If
you wanna just come along and speak some words for 5 mins? Do that!

Get down for 19.00 for open mic sign up. We kick off with the first
Star Wars related performance at 19.30. So get in before that 🙂

For the Facebook Page click here.