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
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
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 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
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
‘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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org