Talawa Theatre Company presents Bite Your Tongue at Hackney Showroom from 31st August -2nd September 2017

Bite Your Tongue by Talawa Theatre Company

Bite Your Tongue by Talawa Theatre Company

Talawa Theatre Company has announced details for Bite Your Tongue: a new devised theatre production from London’s emerging Black talent. Coming to Hackney Showroom from 31 August – 2 SeptemberBite Your Tongue is a response from the city’s young theatre makers to issues with language and communication in a multi-cultural city. As new terms and labels enter our vocabularies while others become obsolete, , Bite Your Tongue explores whether we should be reaching towards one common language, or fighting to express ourselves in our own ways.

Directed by Miranda Cromwell (Artistic Director of Twisted Theatre), the company will also receive specialist mentoring from voice and dialect coach Hazel Holder (Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre; Angels in America & Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, National Theatre), musical director Mike Henry (Barber Shop Chronicles, FELA!, Amen Corner National Theatre) and movement director Yami Löfvenberg (Dance Consultant, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony).

The full cast and creative team includes:

Akuc Bol – Performer/Deviser

Aminita Francis – Performer/Deviser

Chris Udoh – Performer/Deviser

Dorcas Stevens – Performer/Deviser

Esme Allman – Performer/Deviser

Isabel Adomakoh Young – Performer/Deviser

Monica Siyanga  – Performer/Deviser

Nelson Ekaragha – Performer/Deviser

Tre Gordon – Performer/Deviser

Yazmin Belo – Performer/Deviser

Chisara Agor – Writer/Deviser

Kelly Roberts – Writer/Deviser

Roberta Livingston – Writer/Deviser

Miranda Cromwell – Director

Rachel Clarke – Assistant Director

Yami Löfvenberg – Movement Director

Jasmine Breinburg – Assistant Movement

Hazel Holder – Voice and Dialect Coach

Mike Henry – Musical Director

Sadeysa Greenway-Bailey – Designer

Samantha Nurse – Production Manager

Sylvia Darkwa-Ohemeng – Stage Manager on book

Pablo Fernandez Baz – Lighting Designer

Alice Simonato – Assistant Designer

Patricia Nimo – ASM/Design

James Johnson – ASM

Gail Babb – Producer

Bite Your Tongue appears as part of Talawa Theatre Company’s TYPT initiative.


Box office: 020 3095 9747



Venue: Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT

Dates: 31st August – 2nd September 2017

Press night: 31st August

Performances: 7.30pm spoken word performances, 8pm curtain up

Prices: £8 (£5 concessions)
Booking: www.talawa.com