Tangle’s 2016 Art Commission by Adébayo Bolaji
Our 2016 art commission is by multidisciplinary artist Adébayo Bolaji. His work addresses human observation, race, the psychological and anthropological. >
The Crossing was a new play by Esther O’Toole about the journey of three Ashanti men from Accra to Europe, developed by Tangle. The play was performed by an all-Ghanaian cast, supproted by an all-BAME production team as part of Nottingham Playhouse’s NEAT11 Festival. The Crossing was then revived for a short tour to The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter from 9 – 14 April and Theatre 503, London from 17 – 21 April 2012 where it was the highest grossing single week show in the theatre’s history.
***** Esther O’Toole’s superb play… an absolute delight to watch, easily the best theatre I’ve seen for a long time…Left Lion 2010
Writer – Esther O’Toole
Director – Anna Coombs
Designer – Harriet Pearson
Lighting – Stephanie Bartle
Sound Design – Drew Baumohl
Assistant Director – Pascale Kasirabo
Rehearsal Assistant – Cory Hippolyte
Stage Manager: Kala Njie
Performed by Kwaku Boateng, Michael Kofi and Michael Offei
Photos by Robert Darch www.robertdarch.com
Paul In London (London) –
“Michael Offei, Michael Kofi and Kwaku Boateng draw you in to a world of desperation, hope and humour.”
The Right Copy (London) –
“be prepared to shift around in anxiety and suspense as you wonder whether the unlikely trio will ever make The Crossing.”
One World Events (London) –
"should probably be seen by everyone who thinks they have something to say about immigration. It turns migrants from a nameless, feared concept into real people."
Remote Goat (London)
"Excellent performance, important and inspirational"