It’s our party and we’ll lie if we want to.

Following two award-winning runs at VAULT Festival with  People’s Choice Award Winner 2017 ‘A Year From Now’ and Show Of The Week 2018 Winner ‘OK, Bye’,  RedBellyBlack Theatre returns with the world premiere of TACENDA.


Tacenda is a ye olde word meaning the exact opposite of agenda: a list of things better left unsaid.  Elizabeth and Joy have been friends forever, but they still have a tacenda. Even though they know each other’s deepest, darkest secrets, they still tend to mince their words sometimes.
We all know that feeling, don’t we?


The problem is that if Elizabeth and Joy don’t start being honest with each other 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 when we have the option to be honest. TACENDA is a story for anyone who has ever had to bite their tongue.

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.

Artistic Director Kate comments “I am ecstatic to be presenting our work at the VAULT Festival. This annual event promotes the best and most unique productions in London fringe theatre, and to be counted among such incredible creative peers is a real honour. At a time of anxiety and uncertainty I am excited to show how RedBellyBlack strives to promote creativity, passion and empowerment. We believe in making theatre that challenges people to talk to one another, and we think that revealing our own tacendas is the best way to start.”

 Performance Dates:

Wednesday 20th – Sunday 24th February 2019

Wednesday – Sunday, 7:40pm  Sunday matinee 4.40 pm


Director/Writer: Vicki Baron

Artist Director/Movement Director: Kate Goodfellow

Lighting Design and Technician: Abi Toghill



                 Louise Hoare                        Joel Gatehouse               Kate Goodfellow.

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