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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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Tangle Company 2013

Drawn from the best of England’s African, Black British and Caribbean theatre talent, Tangle Company is our resident ensemble, updated yearly 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 2018 consists of four African – Caribbean actor singers (see info tab) whom will perform Water, Bread and Salt written and directed by Anna Coombs with a capella songs arranged by Allyson Devenish.

Tangle Company 2017 consisted of eight African – Caribbean actor singers whom performed a brand new collective theatre work – No One Is An Island, comprising two newly created poems.

Tangle Company 2016 performed a brand new collective theatre work – Towards The Sun , by Patricia Cumper MBEChino OdimbaLouisa Adjoa Parker and Paula B Stanic.

Our 2015 ensemble performed Steering Through Stars by Paula B Stanic, and our 2014 ensemble performed Water, Bread and Salt .

In 2013 our 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 2018 are:

Munashe Chirisa, Lola May, Marshall Defender Nyanhete and Hannah Sinclair Robinson.


Tangle Company 2017 were:

Gabriel Akuwudike, Antonia Kemi Coker, Ayo-Dele Edwards, Shereena Glean,  Alanna Leslie, Milton Lopes, Michael Offei, and John Pfumojena.


Tangle Company 2016 were:

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.