HIGHTIDE FESTIVAL 2013 | 2-12 MAY | HALESWORTH, SUFFOLK
The HighTide Festival returns to Halesworth, Suffolk for a seventh year from Thursday 2– Sunday 12 May 2013 to present an exciting and vibrant programme of new theatre, platforms and free events.
"One of the little gems of the artistic calendar in Britain" The Telegraph
The 2013 Festival is our largest and most diverse programme yet with over 80 individual performances. We will be presenting work from local, national and international playwrights, with five exceptional works of new writing receiving their world premiere at the Festival.
HighTide Festival 2013 highlights include the premiere of the Verity Bargate Award winning Pastoral by Thomas Eccleshare, Smallholding the main stage debut play by Chris Dunkley, two European premieres Moth by Declan Greene and Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins following a successful reading at last year’s Festival and Luke Barnes’ acclaimed Bottleneck concludes it national tour at the Festival.
We are excited to collaborate with Tamasha on Sudha Buchar's new play directed by Ella Hickson, Gate Theatre Associate Director Ellen Mcdougall directs extracts from our six Escalator Plays writers, and Royal Court Theatre International Associate Richard Twyman directs new works by Jessica Sian and Al Smith.
We are thrilled to welcome Hackney Colliery Band, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Thom Tuck to the festival for late night events, and Stephen Poliakoff, Roger Michell and Michael Frayn for talks.
Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins directed by Steven Atkinson. This is a wildly theatrical comedy exploring identity, intolerance and tensions in ‘post-racial‘ America: ‘a savagely funny cartoon of a play about racial identity’ (Variety) A co-production with Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
We also have a number of visiting companies and artists performing at the Festival including: withWings, Eastern Angles, Tamasha with Sudha Buchar's new play, Mark Borkowski and the Alfred Fagon award winning Michaela Coel.
Plus, the award-winning theatre company Invertigo stage their take-over of HighTide for two days of ambitious, thought-provoking, lesser-known theatre.
With live music events added to the Festival for the first time (Late Night Jazz with Ronnie Scott's & Hackney Colliery Band) alongside the return of comedy nights (Thom Tuck Goes Straight-to-DVD) to the Festival, and much much more this year promises to be our most ambitious yet.