High Tide Theatre – “Burst”
Saturday 22 June 2019
16:45 – 17:30
Interstellar Ideas on the Green
Burst is a collection of monologues from the men and women who’ve frequented Lowestoft seafront throughout the last 150 years.
Written by local actor and writer Charlotte McGuinness and produced by HighTide Theatre company, these stories paint a vivid portrait of local characters. They each share a collective experience in witnessing the sunrise over Lowestoft at different points in history. Seeing the new dawn brings a thread of commonality to these individuals and highlights the timeless quality of Lowestoft’s early light. The piece concludes with the writer’s perspective on returning to the town of her birth as seen through the eyes of a person in their twenties.
HighTide is a theatre company and charity founded in East Anglia that has an unparalleled twelve-year history of successfully launching the careers of emerging British playwrights.? Through their annual Festivals in Suffolk, and now Walthamstow, and national touring, HighTide have discovered, developed and staged new plays by Luke Barnes, Adam Brace, Tallulah Brown, E V Crowe, Elinor Cook, Rob Drummond, Thomas Eccleshare, Sophie Ellerby, Kenny Emson, Ella Hickson, Joel Horwood, Theresa Ikoko, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Eve Leigh, Anders Lustgarten, Harry Melling, Nessah Muthy, Vinay Patel, Nick Payne, Phil Porter, Beth Steel, Al Smith, Sam Steiner, Molly Taylor, Jack Thorne and Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig.
HighTide have staged productions with the highest quality theatres across the UK, from the Traverse in Edinburgh, to the Royal Exchange in Manchester, Theatre Royal Bath and the National Theatre in London. Recent productions and co-productions include: Heroine(HighTide/Theatr Clwyd), Kanye The First (HighTide/Paul Jellis/Marlowe Theatre), Girls (HighTide/Talawa/Soho Theatre), Harrogate (HighTide/house/Royal Court) & In Fidelity (HighTide/Traverse Theatre).