High Tea & "Toast" at the Little Theatre

High Tea & "Toast" at the Little Theatre

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

The Little Theatre presents a smashing BritFest afternoon consisting of a high tea and the screening of "Toast".

The Little Café will host a tea tasting with Tea Tzar Cynthia Evans from Tea-Licious Trendz between 12:30-2:00pm on Sunday, July 22nd. Then stick around for an outstanding and entertaining British film import, “Toast” based on cookery writer Nigel Slater's autobiographical novel about his grim childhood and his developing passion for food. The film begins at 2pm. Tickets for the film are $6.00.

About the café event:
Experience Organic Loose-Leaf teas presented by Tea Tzar Cynthia Evans from Tea-Licious Trendz. Samples of herbal tisanes and teas will be served Iced & Hot.  Plates of cookies and tea sandwiches (perfect for sharing) will be for sale.

About the film: "Toast”:
Nigel's mother appears to have been the world's worst cook, boiling unopened cans of food to a soggy pulp and nervously refusing young Nigel's suggestions that she try an occasional fresh veg. After many a ruined dinner they fall back on that old reliable, toast-the one dish she has mastered. But Nigel loves her dearly, and is devastated by her early death, leaving him and his lonely dad to look after each other.

When new cleaner Mrs. Potter (Helena Bonham Carter) arrives, her curves, charms and fabulous lemon meringue pies quickly bewitch Nigel's father, and, much to his son's horror, the three move to the country to live together. The one silver lining is Domestic Science class at Nigel's new school, where Nigel (Freddie Highmore) can finally shine. Soon he and Mrs. P. have embarked on a highly competitive cooking duel, vying for Dad's affections. A weekend job in a pub kitchen introduces Nigel to an older boy, another great cook and gay like himself, who gives him the confidence and inspiration to leave home after his father's death and head for the hotel kitchens of London.