Five O'Clock Tea

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.4 stars; 15 reviews)

A light-hearted romantic comedy in twelve short scenes, set during a tea party in the home of Mrs. Amy Somers, a widow who is courted by the ingenuous and delightful Mr. Willis Campbell. (Summary by Ruth Golding)


Narrator: Kim Stich
Mr. Willis Campbell: Martin Geeson
Mrs. Amy Somers: Ruth Golding
Old Mr. Bemis: Lars Rolander
Mr. Roberts: SamECircle
Mrs. Roberts: Annise
Mrs. Curwen: Elizabeth Klett
Dr. Lawton: Brett W. Downey
Mr. Miller: Algy Pug
Mrs. Miller: Laura C. Harrington
Mrs. Crashaw: rashada
Young Mr. Bemis: David Lawrence
Mrs. Bemis: Arielle Lipshaw
Mrs. Wharton: Kalynda
Miss Bayly: Lucy Perry

Audio edited by Ruth Golding.
(0 hr 42 min)


Five O'Clock Tea 42:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


An interesting experience

(4 stars)

This is a sort of comedy of manners. I enjoyed it, but at the same time thought it was about the right length: longer and I think it would have been too much. I think its because the writer's style is intricate and artificial, so that although people really did speak like that in the day, now it seems rather like a sort of clockwork or kabuki. Utterly false to the way modern people sound, and yet still interesting as an experience. Martin Geeson does really well as the romantic lead in this. Martin's voice reminds me of some early Alan Rickman I saw once, for some reason. It's not that the sound similar, but there's a certain intricacy of ennunciation which is quite lovely.

Charming piece

(4 stars)

This is a short and funny bit of drama. I would recommend it as well. In the Librivox drama world, each reader separately records their lines and submits them to a book editor, who in turn cleans, amplifies and pastes the parts together to make a coherent whole. With that in mind, the readers and the BC on this project did an excellent job of creating a whole story that flows smoothly from reader to reader.


(3 stars)

this was a light-hearted witty play full of playful banter between people at a tea gathering. Easy quick listening, it didn't get me laughing but made me smile at times. the readers were great and had good quality recording!


(4 stars)

Funny little play just the right lenght, and my favorite reader Ruth Golding makes it enjoyable. Very well worth a listen. Enjoy!

Subtle entertainment

(5 stars)

This is a charming short comedy. The principal actors get the most out of every ironic line and situation. Highly recommended.

Short and Sweet

(3.5 stars)

A nice, quick play read well. Happy ending, which is always a bonus.

(1 stars)

I Didn’t like the main characters and their interactions.