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July 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

From £35 From £35

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions:

As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date and we will be in touch with you no later than Friday 24th April.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. We are a small company and your your support and understanding is greatly appreciated. We along with the Monastery Manchester will do everything within our power to ensure that you are able to attend this event, whether it be on the original date or the future.

For more information, please contact the organiser directly on or


‘Organised Fun’ proudly present ‘The Good Old Days 1940’s Afternoon Tea at The Monastery’, Manchester.

Let us get you ‘In The Mood’ to ‘Chattanooga’ with the ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, as we take you back to the Golden age of the 1940’s in this ultimate afternoon tea experience with the incredible ‘Jazzabelles’!

1940’s/Forces Themed Costume welcome but optional!

The Jazzabelles are a unique vintage three part, female, close harmony group. They are three fun, northern, cheeky girls with bags of personality who love to deliver intricate vocals and a high class show.

Individually they are all accomplished performers who have vast experience across the board from theatre to television. They take the style of the Andrew Sisters and add a postmodern ‘zing’ and a touch of Hollywood glamour.

With enchanting vocals, quirky arrangements, and the perfect style to suit every occasion, this gorgeous trio will be sure to have you singing along to their mix of jazz, blues, swing, pop, RnB, postmodern and wartime sounds.

BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! All previous afternoon tea events at The Monastery have SOLD OUT.


– Blackstick Blue Tart with Chutney

– Chicken Caeser Brioche

– Tuna and Spring Onion Wrap

– Cheese Savoury Pastries

– Ham and Mustard Mayonnaise Sandwich

– Scone with Cream and Jam

– Chocolate Brownie

– Lemon Meringue Tart

– 2x Mini Cakes of the Day

– Tea / Coffee

Doors: 12.30pm

Show: 1pm

Alcoholic drinks can be purchased from the bar and are not included in the ticket price.



July 25
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
From £35
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July 25 2020 4:30 PM—6:00 PM / From £35

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