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Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages.
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Drawn from the best of England’s African, Black British and Caribbean theatre talent, Tangle Company is our resident ensemble and is at the heart of all our work. The artists represent the company on tour, help shape our programme and collaborate on an ongoing basis with our Artistic Director to develop their craft as performers and singers. Many Company members are also part of our practitioner teaching team, working with communities across South West England.

Tangle Company 2016 consists of eight African – Caribbean actor singers (see info tab) whom will perform a brand new collective theatre work – Towards The Sun, comprising four newly commissioned poems from Patricia Cumper MBE, Chino Odimba, Louisa Adjoa Parker and Paula B StanicTowards The Sun includes a capella songs arranged by Allyson Devenish and is directed by Anna Coombs.


Our 2015 ensemble consisted of eight actor singers who performed Steering Through Stars by Paula B Stanic. Our 2014 ensemble consisted of seven actor singers who performed Water, Bread and Salt and our 2013 ensemble consisted of sixteen actor singers (eight men and eight women, see info tab) who performed two brand new commissioned works. The first was I Have a Dream,  a collection of ten Shakespearean-style contemporary sonnets from multiple authors each inspired by Martin Luther King’s iconic speech. The second commission was a new poetic piece by Patricia Cumper MBE. Both formed part of our Dream Nation project and were presented with acapella songs arranged by Allyson Devenish.

Over the coming years, we aim for Tangle Company to be an important opportunity for artists to work together to collaborate, develop new stage material and hone their craft, taking inspiring performances to parts of the UK where there is limited opportunity to access such work at first hand.

For more information or to book Tangle Company please email artistic@tangleinternational.com.

Tangle Company 2016 are:

Shereena Glean, Sabina Cameron, Antonia Kemi Coker, Ayo Dele Edwards, Joseph Adelakun, Michael Offei, Msimisi Dlamini, and Tunji Falana.


Tangle Company 2015 were:

Sabina Cameron, Antonia Kemi Coker, Msimisi Dlamini, Alanna Leslie, Milton Lopes, Sibusiso Mamba, Michael Offei and Karlina Grace Paseda.


The members of Tangle Company 2014 were Msimisi DlaminiAyo-Dele EdwardsBeth ItaMichael OffeiJohn PfumojenaElexi Walker and Stephanie Yamson.


The members of Tangle Company 2013 were Segun Akingbola, Adebayo Bolaji, Sabina Cameron, Chipo Chung, Msimisi Affolderbach Dlamini, Tunji Falana, Sasha Frost, Shereena Glean, Karlina Grace, Akiya Henry, Beth Ita, Takunda Kramer, Sibusiso Mamba, Tonderai Munyevu, Michael Offei, Law Thompson, Trevor A. Toussaint and Stephanie Yamson. Our Trainee Tangle Company Actor was John Pfumojena.