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Relax with a free cup of chai and a mindful moment at our hand painted tuk tuk

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Settle in, catch your breath and enjoy a freshly made brew, served from the PoliNations tuk tuk. Accompanied by an original audio score and live dance performance, this immersive and interactive experience celebrates the ritual and the history of tea.


Have a well-deserved TEABREAK in this heart-warming new show from Trigger, the creators of PoliNations. As you stir your cup, gently glide through the journey of tea with a transportive audio piece and live dance performance. Follow tea across continents and centuries, onto our shores and into our teapots as the great comforter of our time. 

With freshly brewed tea served from Trigger’s beautifully hand painted Tuk Tuk, this gentle performance brings an uplifting moment of pause as a weaving tapestry of voices reflect on tea. From personal stories of love, loss and ritual come something universal: an invitation to rest awhile, appreciate all that we have, honour moments that have passed and ready ourselves for what is to come.

Trigger are creators and producers of participative and socially engaged live events. Trigger reimagine and revive public spaces and put audiences and togetherness at the heart of everything they do; from flying dragons to city-centre super gardens, their varied output is inclusive and accessible.


The TEABREAK Tuk Tuk was originally presented as part of PoliNations and commissioned by UNBOXED. TEABREAK has been supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Timber Festival.

Creative Team

Creative Director – Angie Bual
Dramaturg – Lou Cope
Designer – Bronia Housman
Sound Designer – George Bloomfield
Sound Recordist – Prithvi Sachithanandam

Tuk Tuk Assistant Designers/ Illustrators - Reiltin Hart and Raphaella Philcox

Production Manager - Jay Kerry 

Music - Rakae Jamil



Advolly Richmond - Garden, Landscape & Social Historian

Tasha Marks - Food Historian and founder of AVM Curiosities

Jane Milton – Tea Somellier, Jane Milton ltd.

Hannah Colton - Hanni Rose Mindfulness

Master Gu, with special thanks to George Thompson


Abigail Kelly  

Amintha Baleswaran 

Anna and Josh Southwell from Loves Cafe, Weston

Annie Hammond  

Bagyam and Kasi Goundan

Bilhar Singh and Tirtho Kaur 

Becca Gill 

Chellam Ramaswamy 

Cliff Andrade 

Congregation of St Thomas’ Church, Stamford Hill  

Dermot Knowles 

Edward Fortes  

Ella Cormack 

Fareeha Kauser  


Gabriella Vazquez and Dylan Shipley

Geetha Yogananthan 

Hamish Malcolm  

Hatty Campbell-Taylor 

Hania, Marysia and Ola Lange  

Jane O’Brien 

Jess van Vliet 

Jim Hammond

Kathy Chappell 

Kristin Perers

Layla Hammond 

Letisha Malcolm 

Michael Evans  

Natalie Adams 

Nick Seymour 


Orlando Gangbo 


Ritun Anand  

Rob Layton 

Rosa Bowler Slade 

Rowena Hannam 

Rowena Hilborne 

Simran Lalli 


Theo Gangbo

Tom Ronayne 

Vicki Chan 


Tour Locations
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Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Catch your breath and enjoy a free, freshly made brew in this heart-warming new show. Join us for our first showing at the flagship arts festival for the East of England, Norfolk and Norwich festival, on 13th and 14th May!

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Brighton Festival

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Royal Victoria Docks, Western Gate Way, London, E16 1FA

Certain Blacks - Ensemble Festival

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Hanging Hill Farm, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, DE12 6DH

Timber Festival

Catch your breath and enjoy a free, freshly made brew in this heart-warming new show. Join us at the family friendly garden adventure and joyous celebration of nature, Timber Festival, between 7th-9th July!

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