2Tone Taxi Tour Team
The 2Tone Taxi cab and tour has been devised by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire. We have commissioned the artwork created by Ian Cook from PopBangColour and worked alongside to create the experience in the back of the taxi with Theatre Absolute.
The audio has been curated and gathered from BBC archives and BBC Coventry & Warwickshire workshops during the 2Tone Taxi project.
Your guide: Paul Nolan
is an actor, theatre director and writer based in Coventry. He
was a director and actor with the award winning Tic Toc Theatre Company and appeared
in all of their national and community touring productions including the Fringe
First winning play Hooligans which was transferred to the Donmar Warehouse and
later filmed for television. He appeared in the 2004 BAFTA Winning
short film Brown Paper Bag by Geoff Thomson. He went to to form The
Cheeky Chappies with his co-writer and collaborator Robert Wilkinson. Works
including: The Tale of Tommy Atkins, The Cheeky Chappies Coventry Caper, The
Cheeky Chappies and was given a writing commission from the Belgrade Theatre,
Coventry; The Cheeky Chappies Christmas Cracker; The New and Improved Cheeky
Chappies Christmas Cracker.
has worked with many other companies including Theatre Absolute as part of the
creative team for Zero by Chris O'Connell, Ego Perf. Co, Talking Birds,
Birmingham Rep, and has directed Tom Murphy's Whistle in the Dark for The
Albany Theatre. His new play The Window is in pre-production at the moment.
He’s really looking forward to working with Theatre Absolute and the BBC on
this very exciting and unique 2Tone Taxi Tour - straight on driver!
Your driver: Faisal Riaz
Faisal has been a Coventry Cabbie for 17 years. He is very much looking forward to taking people on tours of the city and experiencing something totally different.
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's 2Tone Taxi project has been supported by the BBC's Creative Kicker. 2Tone Taxi Tours are supported by Coventry City of
Culture Trust and the Cultural Destinations programme funded by Arts Council