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In Fidelity

9 Sep - 28 Aug
A world premiere by Rob Drummond Theatre Box
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In Fidelity strikes the perfect balance between gravity and comedy ... this play is a breath of fresh air.

A Younger Theatre

HighTide in association with the Traverse Theatre present the world premiere of In Fidelity.

The exciting new theatre theatre experience from the creator of Bullet Catch and Quiz Show.

“As man possesses the same senses with the lower animals, his fundamental intuitions must be the same.”
-Charles Darwin

This September marks the fifteen year anniversary of Rob and Lucy’s very first date. What better way to mark this milestone than to create a show all about love? As part of his research Rob underwent an MRI scan. His ventromedial prefrontal cortex surged when looking at a picture of his wife. However, it also surged while looking at other pictures.

Equal parts TED Talk and theatrical experiment, this is the show that combines a live on-stage date and evolutionary theory. Whether you’re single or attached, this is a big-hearted play for those looking to find love and those wanting to celebrate it.

Warning: this show might increase your serotonin levels.

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Running Time: 1hr 20m no interval.

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Dates & Locations

HighTide Festival 2016 9 Sep - 28 Aug Book tickets
Traverse Theatre 4 - 28 August Visit site

Cast & Creatives

  • Rob Drummond Performer

    In Fidelity is Rob Drummond's first production for HighTide. Rob’s previous work includes Bullet Catch (The Arches; Traverse Theatre; National Theatre; 59E59 Theaters, New York); Quiz Show (Traverse Theatre; National Theatre of Scotland); and Wrestling (The Arches). Rob is a trained professional wrestler and, until the age of 21, believed that slugs could sting you.

  • Rob Drummond Writer

    In Fidelity is Rob Drummond's first production for HighTide. Rob’s previous work includes Bullet Catch (The Arches; Traverse Theatre; National Theatre; 59E59 Theaters, New York); Quiz Show (Traverse Theatre; National Theatre of Scotland); and Wrestling (The Arches). Rob is a trained professional wrestler and, until the age of 21, believed that slugs could sting you.

  • Steven Atkinson Director

    Steven Atkinson is co-founder and the Artistic Director of HighTide.

    His directing credits for HighTide include In Fidelity (Traverse Theatre); The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie (Arcola Theatre); Those Who Trespass (Arts Educational Schools London); Forget Me Not (Bush Theatre); So Here We Are (Royal Exchange Theatre); Lampedusa (Soho Theatre); peddling (Arcola Theatre, Off-Broadway); Pussy Riot: Hunger Strike (Bush Theatre, Southbank Centre); Neighbors (Nuffield Theatre); Bottleneck (Soho Theatre, UK tour); ClockworkBethany; Incoming; Dusk Rings A Bell (Watford Palace Theatre); Lidless (Trafalgar Studios); Muhmah; The Pitch (Latitude).

    His other productions include Chicken (Paines Plough Roundabout) and The Afghan and the Penguin (Radio 4).

  • Ana Inés Jabares Pita Design

    Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, has earned two stage design awards. The first for her design for Sappho… in 9 FragmentsBest Set Design Award at the Fringe Theatre Festival in Ottawa. The second was prestigious UK Stage Design award for emerging designers, The Linbury Prize. She was announced as the Overall winner for her design proposal of The Driver's Seat for The National Theatre of Scotland. It was premiered in 2015 with great reviews, in this occasion Ana Inés designed set, costume and video.  Her work crosses a range of genres: opera, ballet, theatre, installation and film.  She also have an extensive grounding in music which make her became interested in sound as part of the scenography.

    In 2014 she became part of The Gate Theatre’s Jerwood Young Designers. Her work Idomeneus (Gate Theatre) has been selected by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, to become part of their archive. It was also one of the 10 best theatre productions of 2014 by Lyn Gardner, The Guardian. Her work for DOMESTICA (Sleepwalk Collective) and Sappho...in 9 Fragments represented Spain in the Prague Quadrennial of Scenography 2015. Some of her most recent work includes, The Echo Chamber (Young Vic Theatre), LeLa & Co (Royal Court Theatre) selected by the Guardian and Huffintong Post as one of the Top 10 Theatre Productions of 2015 in the UK, Another Love (Winner of Best International Short Film in more than 5 festivals and is among the official selection of Cannes Film Festival). Recently she has received the Spirit of Dundee Award, for her costume design, IGNISat Dundee Weareable Art Competition. She has been selected in the Design category to represent  Spanish Talent in the campaign "Hechos de Talento" in more than 15 countries all over the world in 2016.

    Find out more about Ana and her work here.

  • Natasha Chivers Lighting Design

    Natasha is a Lighting Designer

    For HighTide: Harrogate (HighTide Festival, Royal Court Theatre, National Tour); Bottleneck (HighTide Festival, Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, National Tour)

    Credits include: Strapless, Electric Counterpoint (Royal Opera House); Gravity Fatigue, Encore (Sadler’s Wells);  Oresteia (Almeida, West End); 1984 (Headlong, Almeida, West End, National and International Tours); Who Cares, Fireworks, Adler & Gibb, The Mistress Contract, Gastronauts, The Djinns of Eidgah (Royal Court); The Insatiable Inflatable Candylion, Mother Courage and Her ChildrenThe Radicalisation of Bradley Manning  (National Theatre Wales); Scuttlers (Royal Exchange); Praxis Makes Perfect (Neon Neon, National Theatre Wales); Macbeth (National Theatre of Scotland, Broadway, Japan Tour); Green Snake (National Theatre of China); 27, The Wheel, Mary Stuart, The House of Bernard Alba, Empty/Miracle Man, Home (Glasgow) (National Theatre of Scotland); Statement of Regret (National Theatre); Sunday in the Park With George (West End); The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland, Improbable); That Face (Royal Court, West End); Othello, Dirty Wonderland, Pool (No Water), Tiny Dynamite, Peepshow, HymnsSell-Out (Frantic Assembly); Four Fridas, Run!, Renaissance (Greenwich + Docklands International Festivals); Mesmerics, Metheus (BalletBoyz theTALENT, Linbury Studio); Motor Show (LIFT/Brighton Festival); Electric Hotel (Sadler’s Well's, Fuel); God’s Garden (Arthur Pita, ROH Linbury, Tour); Broken, Scattered (Motionhouse).

    Natasha was nominated for the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Lighting for Oresteia.

    She has won a Theatre Critics of Wales Award in 2014 for Praxis Makes Perfect (Best Lighting), a Theatre Award UK in 2011 for Happy Days (Best Design with Lizzie Clachan) and an Olivier Award in 2007 for Sunday in the Park With George (Best Lighting Design).

  • George Dennis Sound
  • Jack Henry James Projection Designer

    Theatre includes: Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Is There WIFI in Heaven? (National Theatre); The Merchant of Venice, The Turn of the Screw  (Almeida Theatre); In The Republic of Happiness, Tribes (Royal Court); Julius Caesar  (Donmar Warehouse/St Ann’s Warehouse, NYC); Making Noise Quietly (Donmar Warehouse); Flare Path  (Theatre Royal Haymarket); I Dreamed a Dream  (UK Tour); Water Babies (Leicester Curve); Vampirette - The Musical  (Manchester Opera House); Haunted (Sydney Opera House Studio/59E59 NYC/UK Tour); Chess the Musical (UK Tour/Toronto); The Lady From The Sea (Manchester Royal Exchange); Speaking in Tongues  (Duke Of Yorks, Associate); 42nd Street (Chichester, Animator); Armstrong and Miller Live, Katy Brand's Big Ass Tour  (UK Tour, Animator).

    Opera includes: Flight (Opera Holland Park).

    Jack is a founding director of Really Creative Media and has worked all over the world with artists such as the Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, and Queen and with fashion brands such as Versace and Anya Hindmarch.

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