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Dear friends of Tangere,

  and newcomers to the site

OUR LATEST SUCCESS is

THE PARDONER’S TALE

-FEATURING ACTOR GARY LAGDEN

the brilliant  musicians Christopher Preece and Hannah Marshall

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We are as very small company, trying to achieve the highest class of Children’s theatre, young people’s Theatre, TYA, TIE,  - call it what you like!

basically the best professional theatre available for children, young people, and especially for adults

We are a group of free-lance artists , who are dedicated to provide the very best challenging, innovative work, for the community,

mainly young people in theatres, especially where friends, family, parents, carers are involved

We tend to work currently by using classical texts, poetry, music,

solo /two -handed performances,

with excellent actors, excellent musicians, and excellent  support artists in design/lighting/production

in order to illuminate classical texts, mainly classical poetry, but also classic stories, either old or new!

to discover the hidden truths that lie below them, and are often hidden

or sadly disguised or denied!

we are currently planning to perform our excellent new show

The Pardoners Tale

it is available at Bath egg            

                 from June 12-14th

http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/page/3030/The+Pardoners+Tale/835

and Manchester Royal Exchange            from June 18th -28th

http://www.royalexchange.co.uk/event.aspx?id=792

you must come!

 

  • written and directed by the brilliant Lewis Gibson
  • designed by Rebecca Hurst
  • Lighting by Ben Pacey

 

  • performed by the amazing Gary Lagden

see reviews

 

We are currently also  working on a version of Robert Browning’s

The Pied Piper of Hamlyn

and looking to make that exciting for an audience of 7-11s in 2015

as well as hopefully using the text to raise relevant questions for young people today

see below reviews

Please support us

David Johnston

 Director Tangere Arts

 

WELCOME TO YOU ALL!

see above and  below

Unicorn season brochure Pardoner page v2 8

Dear friends

having had such success at the Unicorn

 

 

 

please check their websites for information

Please feel free to contact Tangere

www.tangere-arts.co.uk

or myself

admin@tangere-arts.co.uk

on 01629583533 /07803240883

All best

David Johnston

see below!

 

 

 

Welcome to the New Year!

-New austerity- New Greed  -NEW HOPES? NEW FEARS?

NEW OPPORTUNITIES!!!!

Come and see

Tangere’s new show-THE AMAZING

The Pardoner’s Tale  – co-production with the country’s Leading Children’s Theatre -at London’s Unicorn Theatre Jan 16th -Jan 30th 2014

All Best

DAVID JOHNSTON-TANGERE ARTS

 

See enc flyer  and  below for our teaser trailer lnk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvGm1WMUHR4&feature=youtu.be

Written, composed and directed by Lewis C Gibson

Actor Gary Lagden

16 – 31 JAN 2014

FOR AGES 7PLUS!

and families friends and even/especially  grannies!

Designer Rebecca Hurst

Lighting Designer Ben Pacey

Musicians Hannah Marshall & Christopher Preece

Produced by David Johnston

Book online: https://www.unicorntheatre.com/the-pardoners-tale

or call 020 7645 0560 UNICORN

A Unicorn Theatre and Tangere Arts co-production-

ADAPTED FREELY FROM GEOFFREY CHAUCER’S THE PARDONER’S TALE

Directed and composed by Lewis Gibson

adapted by Lewis Gibson

Actor Gary Lagden

Musicians Chris Preece/Hannah Marshall

Tangere Arts are delighted to inform you of their new production,

in partnership with London’s National Theatre for Children and young people

The Unicorn

for young pilgrims and families.

Please do join us, and our partners at London’s Unicorn Theatre

for an hour of songs, stories and some good old penitence.

THE PARDONER’S TALE

COME PILGRIMS COME…

Let us introduce you to the Pardoner, a mischievous fellow who has a few theatrical tricks up his sleeve. He’s going to

tell you the simple tale of three men who set out on a journey to get rich quick, a journey that quickly turns sour once

temptation stands in their path

Accompanied by a live score of music, songs and intriguing sound effects created by two amazing onstage musicians,

Gary Lagden leads Tangere Arts’ latest adaptation – bringing their honest charm and brilliant wit to Chaucer’s

700-year-old tale.

Reviews- from previous shows

‘It’s all in the mind’s eye, thrillingly fashioned in Lagden’s physical creation of each individual element of the narrative,in Greig’s poetic script and in the bittersweet tale….                                            Independent on Tin Soldier                       June 2012

.distinctive mix of storytelling, physical theatre and live music…

that always leaves room for the audience to bring  their own imaginations!

                                                    Guardian on    A Thousand Slimy Things     Feb 2013

 

Tangere Arts-  Winners of the Offies ( Off West –end Awards)   with “Tin Soldier”  for Best  Production for Young People -2012

    Tel  01629583533   -e-mail admin@tangere-arts.co.uk

http://tangerearts.co.uk/wp

 

 

 

plus working with partners

BATH EGG THEATRE

JUNE 12/13/14th

and then

MANCHESTER ROYAL EXCHANGE Studio

June 18th-28th

Meanwhile we search for funds from Foundations and other funders to back up our Literacy Development work

and look forward to the Future !!!!!

AS WE HOPE YOU DO ALSO

BEST WISHES

DAVID JOHNSTON

on behalf of the Tangere team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Friends

Please note our address is now

2 West View

Church St

Tansley

Matlock

Derbyshire DE4 5FE

 

E-mail admin@tangere-arts.co.uk

 

Our phone is 01629 583533

 

our mobile 07803240883

 

Much love to all supporters

 

DAVID AND TEAM

 

IT was our 10TH ANNIVERSARY ON FEB 2ND-

WE SURVIVED-

BEST WISHES TO ALL FELLOW ARTS SURVIVORS!

YOU CAN DO IT TOO    !!!!!!

http://www.buttonbadges.co.uk/Art_Of_Badge_Making.htm

special thanks to George Marshall

We are touring regionally/nationally/internationally , starting in May /June at the wonderful THE SPARK FESTIVAL inJune 2013

following our recent success at London’s Unicorn Theatre

see below

 A  THOUSAND SLIMY THINGS coming to LEICESTER CURVE soon

May 30th/June 1st

 

BE THERE!

 

“The wedding festivities are under way. The glasses are primed for a toast when one of the guests feels compelled to make a terrible confession. The mood changes from joy to dread. That’s the starting point for the latest show for young audiences from the excellent Tangere Arts, a company whose distinctive mix of storytelling, physical theatre and live music has produced a number of hits, including The Tin Soldier. ”

Lyn Gardner-The Guardian   June 2012  ****

Guardian review link

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/jun/17/thousand-slimy-things-review

  • Daily Post reviewlink

 

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/leisure/theatre-reviews/2012/06/14/a-thousand-slimy-things-55578-31183791/#.T9olXbhQmrY.mailto

  • Whatsonstage review  link

http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8831339256776

  • Kevin Bourke’s review/interview.

http://manchestertheatreawards.com/articles/27

  • The Good Review

http://thegoodreview.co.uk/2012/06/a-thousand-slimy-things-royal-exchange/

  • and finally

http://www.houseoftheorangemonkey.co.uk/monkey/events/event90.ht

 

Tangere’s “Tin Soldier” by Noel Greig won first prize for “Best production  for Young People” in Feb 2012 at the OFFIES( Off West End Awards

A ship,a dead bird,and a whole lot of water

“ AN HOURS-LONG SHOW THAT ALWAYS LEAVES ROOM FOR THE AUDIENCE TO BRING THEIR OWN IMAGINATIONS…

WHERE THE MONSTERS LURK NOT JUST IN THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN,BUT ALSO IN THE DEEP RECESSES OF THE GUILTY MIND”

Lyn Gardner    ****                                           The Guardian June 18th 2012

Tangere Arts +Royal Exchange present

ATHOUSAND SLIMY THINGS

Based on THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Director and composer Lewis Gibson

Performers -Gary Lagden and Darren Lawrence

Musician Christopher Preece

Adapted by Sally Siner and Lewis Gibson

Lighting Designer  Richard Owen

Producer for Tangere Arts -David Johnston

tel 01629583533                                   address admin@tangere-arts.co.uk

2 west View,Church St, Tansley,Derbyshire DE4 5FE

Now Booking:

                        “A Thousand Slimy Things”

based on “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A CO-PRODUCTION WITH MANCHESTER ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE

commissioned by Manchester Royal Exchange

 

Drama workshops will also be touring schools in 2013 in advance of performances, please contact the company for more information.

admin@tangere-arts.co.uk

tel 01629583533

 

 

 

 

 

STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!

COMING NEXT YEAR June 2013 The Spark International Festival and touring

Hood in the Wood by Noel Greig

 

TANGERE’S biggest success to date , is being toured nationally

watch this space

see review below
Lyn Gardner
Tuesday January 15, 2008
The Guardian

Noel Greig’s pungent retelling of Little Red Riding Hood takes you deep into the woods and snares you in the thickets of the imagination. It gets the balance of nasty and nice, scary and safe, just right.

This is a show about fear and stereotyping, the path we all have to take to get through the woods and how sometimes we have to find the wild side of our nature in order to survive. Its final images owe something to the seductive hairiness of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber – not bad for a show aimed at seven- to 11-year-olds.

Greig and the director, David Johnston, constantly subvert expectations in a show where the spit and poetry of the writing is cleverly given extra layers by Lewis Gibson’s live music and sound accompaniment.

Here, the tamed, urban world is at odds with nature, and it only gradually emerges why Little Hood’s mother is an uptight obsessive-compulsive, estranged from her wild, wandering mother who lives far away in the woods.

Played out on a bare stage with just four blood-red chairs, this simple piece of storytelling becomes emotionally, psychologically and theatrically sophisticated, largely due to Gibson’s sound-effects contributions. He offers everything from the deadening tick-tock of Little Hood’s home to the bubbling burps of the interior of the wolf’s stomach, where, Jonah-like, Little Hood and Granny find themselves.

Gary Lagden gives a tour-de-force performance, playing mother, child, granny and wolf with verve; he has the trick of reaching out to the audience to both scare and settle them.

This is a first-rate piece of storytelling that will make children squeal with terrified delight and parents shiver with recognition

 www.tangere-arts.co.uk     tel.     0845 329 8013/01629583533

 

 

Tangere Arts is a theatre company based in rural Derbyshire, which provides a wide range of theatre performances and educational workshops, mainly to children, young people and community audiences within the East Midlands Region, but also nationally and internationally. Tangere Arts is a registered charity.