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
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
and Manchester Royal Exchange from June 18th -28th
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
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
Director Tangere Arts
WELCOME TO YOU ALL!
see above and below
having had such success at the Unicorn
please check their websites for information
Please feel free to contact Tangere
on 01629583533 /07803240883
Welcome to the New Year!
-New austerity- New Greed -NEW HOPES? NEW FEARS?
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
DAVID JOHNSTON-TANGERE ARTS
See enc flyer and below for our teaser trailer lnk
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
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
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
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plus working with partners
BATH EGG THEATRE
MANCHESTER ROYAL EXCHANGE Studio
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
on behalf of the Tangere team
Please note our address is now
2 West View
Derbyshire DE4 5FE
Our phone is 01629 583533
our mobile 07803240883
Much love to all supporters
DAVID AND TEAM
IT was our 10TH ANNIVERSARY ON FEB 2ND-
BEST WISHES TO ALL FELLOW ARTS SURVIVORS!
YOU CAN DO IT TOO !!!!!!
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
A THOUSAND SLIMY THINGS coming to LEICESTER CURVE soon
May 30th/June 1st
“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
- Daily Post reviewlink
- Whatsonstage review link
- Kevin Bourke’s review/interview.
- The Good Review
- and finally
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
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2 west View,Church St, Tansley,Derbyshire DE4 5FE
“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.
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
Tuesday January 15, 2008
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.