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#1 AndyD

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:40 AM

Tangram Theatre Company are attempting a model for large-scale theatre outside the massively subsidised powerhouses. They will be doing four major classics in the next two years, starting with Fuente Ovejuna this coming Sunday. Will this project be a sustainable one?

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:06 PM

This is the second thread you've started about this - are you part of the production company?
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:24 PM

Despite looking at their website, their Facebook page and their Twitter feed, I can't actually work out where this production is on.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:10 PM

Actually, having just looked, I see nothing suggesting they are trying to do "large-scale theatre" at all. They seem to be trying to get bookings in schools, I've never known of any "large-scale theatre" company openly asking on their website for school bookings seemingly as a primary audience. Their website is pretty shocking too, looks as if it was flung together by someone who had found a niceish looking template and subsequently bodge-jobbed it.

I presume this is them - in which case they are hardly new either.. http://www.britishco...tre-company.htm

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:33 AM

I have no connexion with Tangram Theatre Company.

Armadillo, Fuente Ovejuna is on at the CLF Art Cafe, aka the Bussey Building, in Peckham.

DanielWhit, Fuente Ovejuna is a large ensemble show, and Tangram Theatre Company is planning two forthcoming large ensemble shows.

DanielWhit, your link is a page on the British Council website which has a webpage for most British arts companies, providing detailed information to international arts promoters who may wish to book them.

Sam Marlowe's Time Out review awarded Fuente Ovejuna four stars and the show was a Time Out Critics Choice in its first run.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:15 AM

Thanks - you are much better at doing their PR than the enigmatic AndyD who seems to have given up!
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#7 Michael H

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:11 PM

I was at University with the guy who started Tangram.  Ah, is it really ten years since Lysistrata?...
Me is directing again - Private Peaceful at the Charles Cryer Theatre, Carshalton, 23 to 26 April 2014.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:23 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 12 June 2013 - 10:33 AM, said:

I have no connexion with Tangram Theatre Company.

Armadillo, Fuente Ovejuna is on at the CLF Art Cafe, aka the Bussey Building, in Peckham.

DanielWhit, Fuente Ovejuna is a large ensemble show, and Tangram Theatre Company is planning two forthcoming large ensemble shows.

DanielWhit, your link is a page on the British Council website which has a webpage for most British arts companies, providing detailed information to international arts promoters who may wish to book them.

Sam Marlowe's Time Out review awarded Fuente Ovejuna four stars and the show was a Time Out Critics Choice in its first run.

Ah,thanks.  I was looking for a large-scale venue which my guess is, this isn't. Can anyone say anything about it that might tempt me to ventue to South East London? :o  Is there anyone off the telly in it?




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