Presented by RedBellyBlack Theatre

TACENDA (n): An archaic term referring to things better left unsaid; the opposite of 'agenda.'

Elizabeth and Joy have been friends forever but they still have a tacenda. We all have to bite our tongues sometimes - right?

But if Elizabeth and Joy don’t start being honest they’re going to live the same dishonest day over and over again ... and they’re not the only people who will suffer as a result.

They’re ruining their best friend’s birthday party, for one thing.

An exciting new piece of devised theatre about why we sugar-coat our words from the award-winning company behind 'A Year From Now' and 'Ok, Bye'.
Combining physical theatre, devised storytelling and a vicious sense of humour, Tacenda will blur the boundaries between reality and the surreal, forcing us all to relive our mistakes until we have the nerve to be straight with each other.

Theatre & Performance
Varies20 — 24 Feb
Brick Hall - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
Combo OfferMember OfferMovementPlaySurreal
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About the company

RedBellyBlack Theatre

RedBellyBlack was founded by Kate Goodfellow in Australia in 2012. She met Vicki in a kitchen in December 2013 and the rest, as they say, is coffee. As a creative team they marry their disparate disciplines to make theatre as visually and narratively compelling theatre.
Their previous work includes Tumbling After ("one of the cleverest and most innovative shows of its genre" - EdFringe), A Year From Now (People's Choice Award Winner, VAULT Festival 2017) and Ok, Bye (Show of the Week, VAULT Festival 2018). Their next show is Tacenda, a devised and devious piece around communication and the dangers of being honest.


Director/ Writer: Vicki Baron
Artistic Director/ Movement Director : Kate Goodfellow
Lighting Design and Technician : Abi Toghill

Joel Gatehouse
Louise Hoare
Kate Goodfellow

Press & Reviews

"Praise for previous work"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘Unique, entertaining..perfectly formed'

The Reg Review
★ ★ ★ ★
"An exciting, experimental theatre company"

A Younger Theatre
★ ★ ★ ★
‘Touching and evocative'

Female Arts
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘'Robust and elegant, full of the marrow of life''

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"A spell-binding production that is full of surprise"

Theatre Weekly
★ ★ ★ ★
"I found myself completely mesmerised"

The Review Hub
★ ★ ★★ ★
‘An important piece of social documentry"

VAULT Festival 'Peoples Choice Award' WINNER 2017
VAULT Festival 'Show of the Week Award' WINNER 2018