Future projects

 

FUTURE PROJECTS

WHERE DO WE GO NOW? IT’S A DIFFICULT QUESTION

AS A COMPANY THAT CREATED OURSELVES IN 2003 OUT OF NOTHING, ALLBEIT WITH A GROUP OF HIGHLY EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES with a desire to produce

  • The Best national children’s, young people’s , and family theatre  on minimal budgets
  • and  continue our quest to keep excellent Theatre -in -Education and workshop work alive on subjects such as drugs, alcohol, sex and relationship relationships, bullying, gender roles, racism, in order to support the new generation

WE HAVE DONE AMAZINGLY WELL TO SURVIVE UNTIL 2016

initially with Arts Council England  support,

and then from various local authorities,

and recently as their funding, both local and  national declined and disappeared

we have tried to stay loyal to our founding principles

  • collective working
  • an equal wage policy
  • only undertaking work, whether theatre or workshop-based, that had something important to say to children, young people, families and adults
  • that would make a difference to their lives

As the world turns, we must continue to strive for this

Currently we have developed a useful niche as partner to several revenue funded Theatre companies, providing them with economic , excellent product, and touring opportunities

We will continue on this path as long as it is needed/feasible

David Johnston  Jan 29th 2016

 

 

Dear friends

Welcome to the New Year!

New austerity- New Greed-

 

-New Hopes-New Fears-New Opportunities?

 

Come and see

 

Tangere’s new show-

 

The Pardoner’s Tale

 

at London’s Unicorn Theatre Jan 16th-31st

 

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 7+

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

 

A Unicorn Theatre and Tangere Arts co-production

Adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales

Directed and composed by Lewis Gibson

Actor Gary Lagden

 

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 on-stage musicians,

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

700-year-old tale.

 

Reviews-

 

‘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 instrumental score and songs.’

 

                                                                     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

 

 

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 see below for info on recent projects

 

Tangere are currently busy working on our literacy development projects, funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation  in order to develop our epic Poetry projects.

In addition, we are working with our partners, London’s Unicorn Theatre, the country’s major proponent of High Quality theatre for children, to develop a new project for 2013

and with Graeae, the country’s major Disability Theatre company, to develop a major project in 2014

we  are looking to develop another epic piece,based on a classical text, possibly Don Quixote or Chaucers tales.

we are also  looking to develop a major new project which will explore the history of our work,Children’s Theatre, the work of Theatre-in -Education companies, like ourselves, and the history of this work.

we will  be touring A Thousand Slimy Things nationally from January 2013 onwards.

Yet this area of work, to which we remain totally committed, has had a major influence on all forms of theatre since the Second World War, and especially since the 1960s

 

 

 

 

Associate, Ava Hunt, is working on an excellent new project

on her own initiative for 2013/14

developing new work  in relation to the relationship between the Israelis and Palestians

based on Michael Morporgo’s “The Kites are Flying”-

“But I’m making myself a promise, Mahmoud. I am deciding right now that when I grow up I shall make films like does. I’ve worked it out. If I can’t talk, then I’ll tell our story in pictures, the story of you, Mahmoud, of our village, all about our kites, and the wall and the settlement, and the girl in the blue headscarf who waves to us. I shall tell everyone about our nightmare and our dream, and about how one day we’ll make it come true. It is my story, and the girl’s story. Together we will make it come true.”

Watch this space!

you can contact Ava on 01629593848    or    avahunt@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

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