13:45-15:45 First Word
Saturday 18 June
HighTide Theatre present a sharing of work-in-progress theatre by writers from the East of England. Join us for a sneak peek at some of the new work that HighTide is developing, directed by Chloe France and HighTide Literary Associate, Sarah Jane Schostack.
Sadie Clark’s as-yet untitled piece explores Queer identity in rural communities, farming and climate anxiety. Luke Wright’s Letter From The Future, commissioned by HighTide, is a snapshot from twenty years’ time, as a son questions his father as to why he was brought into a world of Boris, Brexit and the global pandemic. Yaz Zadeh – HighTide Associate Artist – and Mary Malone present Two Figures – part movement, part new writing – in a new work-in-progress sharing exploring rituals, bacon and humanising trans bodies.
HighTide is one of the UK’s leading new theatre writing companies. Our mission is to develop productions and programmes that engage diverse communities with new theatre writing in the East of England. We work in partnership locally and nationally year-round to co-produce and tour our productions and celebrate our home, and we are committed to innovation and inclusion to widen engagement and raise the quality of our work. Our vision is of an East of England where everyone has the opportunity to share or encounter their story without prejudice and with joy.
The First Word tent has ramped access onto trackway from Jubilee Parade. Inside, there are solid wooden floors, and seating is available.