Superb storytelling theatre company for something a little bit different but with very similar values to Tea Break at its heart. Set up by Claire Gaydon, a talented solo performer. Their latest show is Somebody I Used To Know about friendship in the digital age.
Find them: http://clairegaydon.tumblr.com/ - @eiotheatre
The accessory that's like a little mini shoe costume, how could we not approve?! A way to personalise the soles of your high heeled shoes on a budget. Set up and run by very talented performer Charlotte King, she is a true entrepeneur!
Find them: http://www.shoelicks.com/ - @shoelicks
Parallel universe comedy group about a whole world with a small town mentality. Very good friends of Tea Break (let's just say we have some things in common...) they are silly, surreal and have created a world that can be highly addictive.
Find them: www.zazucomedy.com - @wearezazu
Other drinks are available, here are some we recommend...
Our friends and colleagues in theatre and beyond.
A fantastically innovative theatre company exploring the combination of spoken word and music. Their work ranges from the musical to the opera to new writing using a whole range of styles, techniques and multi-media.
Find them: http://www.resoundmusictheatre.co.uk/
For something short and sweet check out 'The Miniaturists' who run a night of short plays by both new and established writers. You get five plays for the price of one, all curated by a team who search out the most exciting writers and directors to create a consistently excellent evening every month.
If you're a writer looking for a place to showcase your work do take a look at their submissions as well.
Find them: http://www.miniaturists.co.uk/
Tandem Theatre are a fantastic organisation who provide bespoke programmes for vulnerable or marginalised adults and young people.
They are a charity and very worthy of your support if you're looking to help people through the arts and they also produce some fantastic work around the North West.
Find them: http://tandemtheatre.com/