Tangle | African & Caribbean Theatre

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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.

Renaissance: No One Is An Island, 2017

No One Is An Island - Tangle International

“No man is an island, entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.”

No One Is An Island is a collection of renaissance and contemporary poetry combined and adapted for performance by our in-house touring ensemble, Tangle Company 2017.

A performance in two parts, part one explores the human imagination and ambition of the renaissance man and part two a poetic exploration of the current political turbulence. Both parts are rhythmically woven together including a capella singing to form two powerful original pieces.

Time is the great innovator Time an endless song, Time the refreshing river.

Performed and led by Tangle Company 2017, our resident ensemble of African – Caribbean actor-singers, No One Is An Island will premiere at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects on Thursday 28 September 2017 as part of our annual Tangle Café night before touring South West England between October 2017.

To engage with No One Is An Island click on the ‘media’ tab above for links to the Discovery Pack.

No One Is An Island is a part of our Renaissance programme and is kindly supported by The Leche Trust and the Foyle Foundation.

No One Is An Island is accompanied by its own FREE Discovery Pack entitled Renaissance. It contains information on Renaissance era Christopher Marlowe, interviews with Tangle's creative team, play extracts, ideas for further exploration, a background on Tangle and its unique aesthetic and much more. The Renaissance Discovery Pack also includes information and activities based on our forthcoming touring production - Doctor Faustus.

Click here to download the Renaissance Discovery Pack or email administrator@tangleinternational.com to request a print ready copy.

Notes for Renaissance Discovery Pack users

Check out the special icons on each page to get the most from the Pack.

For Teachers – the pack contains signposts to lesson plans, curriculum linked activities and links with Arts AwardSuggested classroom activites extend into English, drama, music, PE, dance and geography.

For Group Leaders – check out the resources and activity pages for drama, writing, music and movement exercises to try with your own group.

For Individuals - Each section includes suggestions for activities suitable to do individually or with friends.


Adapted and Directed by Anna Coombs

Musical Director and Arrangement: Allyson Devenish

Performed by  Tangle Company 2017



Weds 04 Oct 2017 
Berrynarbor, The Stable Barn, 7:15pm
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Thurs 05 Oct 2017
Instow School, 10:45am
Thurs 05 Oct 2017
Langtree Parish Hall. 7:30pm
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Fri 06 Oct 2017
Chumleigh School, 10:15am
Fri 06 Oct 2017
Monty’s Caribbean Kitchen, Barnstaple
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Tues 10 Oct 2017
SEN Schoolm Crowdy's Hill, Swindon, 1:30pm
Tues 10 Oct 2017
Central Library, Regents Circus, Swindon, SN1 1QG, 
Weds 11 Oct 2017
Abbey Meads School, Swindon, 11am
Weds 11 Oct 2017
Abbey Park School, Swindon, 1:05pm
Thurs 12 Oct 2017
Bowhayes Lodge (housing scheme), Crewkerne, 4pm
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Thurs 12 Oct 2017
King William pub , Crewkerne, 7:30pm
Fri 13 Oct 2017
Preston Primary School, Yeovil, 11am
Fri 13 Oct 2017
South Petherton Primary School, 2pm
Tues 17 Oct 2017
Proteus, Basingstoke, 7:30pm
Weds  18 Oct 2017
Salisbury Playhouse , 1:30pm