Spilling The Tea

"Crumbs! Blown away by custard cream fan Mark Croasdale's 'Spilling The Tea'. Beautifully realised.

A visual delight, overflowing with theatrical flourishes & heartfelt reflections.

Left me yearning to pull up a chair at a real-life version of the show."

- Circles & Stalls

FILM PREMIERE AS PART OF QUEER CONTACT 2021

A guide to being seen and a lesson in disappearing. 

Spilling The Tea is an intimate yet explosive filmed performance about coming out, fitting in and finding ways to belong.

When the make-up starts to crack, the magic fades and the world around you seems too complex, do you ever just want to escape?

Mark invites you on to the stage for an evening that will have you spilling tea, smashing biscuits and questioning what it means to belong.

Expect music, storytelling, illusion and intrigue. It’s pure theatre, darling!

Director Lowri Evans

Script Consultant Keisha Thompson

Production Team Amy Chandler & Rob Athorn

Sound Designer Rory Howson

Film Team Modify Productions

Producer Lauren Banks

Outside Eye Cheddar Gorgeous 

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Images by Lee Baxter

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Spilling The Tea film is commissioned BY Contact for Queer Contact 2021.

This work is an adaption of Staying In.

The Staying In R&D period  was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Staying In was co-commissioned by hÅb, STUN + Contact for Works Ahead 2019.

Developed and supported by a grant from Superbia at Manchester Pride & Creative industries Trafford.