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HighTide Festival Theatre

HighTide Festival NEW THEATRE FOR ADVENTUROUS AUDIENCES

3-13 May 2012

Halesworth, Suffolk

Sharp, irreverent and fresh The Daily Telegraph 0207 566 9767 hightide.org.uk


There is a Tide in the affairs of men JULIUS CAESAR 4.3

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HighTide Festival Theatre is Artistic Director Steven Atkinson Producer Francesca Clark Literary Manager Rob Drummer Projects Producer Philippa Wilkinson Festival General Manager Mark Bixter 2012 Collaborators Bad Physics curious directive Escalator East to Edinburgh Headlong Halesworth Middle School Latitude Festival Lucy Jackson macrobert nabokov The Nuffield Southampton Public Theater, New York Soho Theatre Utter

Board President Peter Fincham Chairman Mary Allen Deputy Chairman Criona Palmer Board Amy Bird Peter Clayton Sue Emmas Emma Freud OBE Jo Hutchison Joyce Hytner OBE James Mackenzie-Blackman Heather Newill Clare Parsons Tali Pelman Mark Rhodes Dallas Smith

Advisory Council Jack Bradley Robert Fox Thelma Holt CBE Mel Kenyon David Lan Tom Morris Roger Wingate

Patrons Sinead Cusack Stephen Daldry CBE Sir Richard Eyre CBE Sally Greene OBE Sir David Hare Sir Nicholas Hytner Sam Mendes CBE Juliet Stevenson CBE

A National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England A Major Initiative of The Old Possum’s Practical Trust Leading Partner Lansons Communications Literary Partner IdeasTap Suffolk County Council Trusts and Foundations The Eranda Foundation Esmée Fairbairn Foundation The Foyle Foundation The Genesis Foundation Jerwood Charitable Foundation  The Peggy Ramsay Foundation Production Sponsors AEM International Clare Parsons and Tony Langham Ingenious Media Plc Lansons Communications Major Donors Peter Fincham, Bill and Stephanie Knight, Tony Mackintosh and Criona Palmer, Albert Scardino Thank you to all our Friends of the Festival and Ambassadors Subsidised rehearsal space provided by Jerwood Space and the 02 Centre, NW3 Brochure Photography by Rob Drummer

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Contents 5-6

Organs of Little Apparent Importance Engine Room Café

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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Main House, The Cut

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Festival Midweek

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Clockwork The Studio, The Cut

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The Best Years of Your Life The Rifle Hall

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Symposium The Cut

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Boys Main House, The Cut

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The Adventure The Printworks

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HighTide Academy The Cut

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Mudlarks HighTide Upstairs, The Cut

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Educating Ronnie The Studio, The Cut

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Rifle Hall Plays The Rifle Hall

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Festival Weekend Two

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How to Get Here

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Eisteddfod Engine Room Café, The Cut

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Binary Main House, The Cut

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Maps Where To Eat and Stay

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Festival Weekend One

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Seizing Cinderella Main House, The Cut

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Schedule

Booking

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WELCOME

Dear Friends, HighTiders will notice we’ve expanded. We produced four productions in 2011. In 2012 we’re producing eighteen. Why? Because all eighteen have at their heart extraordinary playwrights who have asked to share their stories with you. How? Thanks to you. The HighTide Festival is increasingly known as a home where innovative artists are rewarded by playing to engaged and game audiences. And so, this Festival is welcoming many new partners: established theatres in Headlong, The Nuffield Southampton and the Public Theater in New York; leading companies in nabokov, Bad Physics and curious directive; and the next generation in Lucy Jackson, Utter and Jon McLeod. An increase in size has enabled greater variety, and there are too many ‘firsts’ to list them all here. We develop and produce all the work you will see, and as such we hope you experience the festival as we intend it: by seeing everything. The two weekends are full of events, morning through night. And it’s ‘Pay What You Can’ for shows in the weekdays if you prefer to spread out your viewing. I look forward to introducing you to our artists. Please do join us on weekend evenings from 8pm for an informal drink in the Rifle Hall, our latest festival venue. Any questions about the shows, please do ask – steven@hightide.org.uk

Steven Atkinson, Artistic Director, HighTide Festival Theatre

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3-13 May 2012

A HighTide Festival Theatre Production in partnership with Halesworth Middle School

Headphone pick up, THE CUT

A personal, fast paced individual journey for bipedes experienced through headphones whilst guided through the town of Halesworth. This new play immerses you in a world of multiple characters, new spaces and reimagines the landscape you are rooted in. Allow yourself to follow the voices and sounds as a new story unfolds. Organs of Little Apparent Importance is an exciting major new work for HighTide that invites its audience to journey through an imagined Halesworth. How do we evolve, how do places change and what shapes our perception of the here, of the now? Sound designer, composer and theatre maker Jon McLeod is one of the most exciting sound artists working in the UK. This piece was created with contributions from students at Halesworth Middle School.  www.jonmcleod.com

Venue: Headphone pick up, The Cut Box Office Dates: 3 - 13 May Time: Headphone collection from 12-7pm

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Price range: Free Duration:

1hr

Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34


A WORLD PREMIERE By Jon McLeod

Organs now of trifling importance have probably in some cases been of high importance to an early progenitor Charles Darwin, Origin of Species

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4-13 May 2012

A HighTide Festival Theatre Production

THE STUDIO, THE CUT

Artists Talk

Clockwork director and cast in conversation, 12 May, Post-show 4.30pm.

Old friends Carl and Mikey must say their farewells this evening as Mikey makes plans to leave the care home that has become their new stomping ground. Troll Face just wants to keep things running to time and Etienne is forced to see out his community service with two old geezers scrounging for fags.

Shut away from a world where pensioners steal in order to feed themselves and dreaming of a youth spent in the dingy corner of a seedy club, two lifelong friends are forced to say their goodbyes. When memory is fading and the past is clouded with a lifetime of drink and drugs, what is true and how to live is called into question. Laura Poliakoff’s debut play is a powerful call-to-arms for a generation of twenty-year-olds not considering their own old age. How we care for our elderly, where we put them and the sacrifices that are made fuels this often comic yet touching play. Steven Atkinson (Artistic Director of HighTide Festival Theatre) directs, and Richard Kent (following his latest acclaimed work on Richard II at the Donmar Warehouse) designs. Matt Prentice lights and Tom Mills creates sound and music for their return to the HighTide Festival. Production sponsored by AEM International

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Venue: The Studio, The Cut

Price: Tickets from ÂŁ11.50

Dates: 4, 9 & 10 May, 7pm Duration: 1hr 30 mins 5, 12 & 13 May, 3pm & 7pm Full Festival schedule 6 May, 6pm on pages 33 and 34


I’ve had more than my fair share of fun. Loved all the people I’m gonna love… It’s time to pass the wheelchair on.

Clockwork A WORLD PREMIERE by Laura Poliakoff

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A WORLD PREMIERE by Ella Hickson

Boys

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What would you do if the look in some old guy’s face told you that being young was as good as it ever gets?

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A HighTide Festival Theatre / Nuffield Theatre Southampton / Headlong Production

MAIN HOUSE, THE CUT

Production Sponsored by Ingenious Media Plc

It’s finals day for the Class of 2011. Benny, Mack, Timp and Cam are due out of their fivebedroom flat tomorrow morning: five bedrooms, five chairs, four boys - and one hell of a party.  Stepping into a world that doesn’t want them, these boys start to wonder whether there’s any point in getting any older. How will they find the fight to make it as adults? Tonight marks the end of an era. It’s hot. And there’ll be girls. Predict a riot. Evening Standard Award nominee Ella Hickson is an outstanding new talent, insightful about the challenges facing her generation and writing with real flair. Ella’s short, PMQ, was performed at the 2011 HighTide Festival and her play GIFT featured in Headlong’s Decade. Robert Icke, Associate Director at Headlong and Rupert Goold’s collaborator on Decade, directs. Boys is the first co-production between HighTide Festival Theatre, The Nuffield and Headlong who each have a particular commitment to producing bold new writing. Following HighTide Festival 2012, Boys tours to the Nuffield Theatre (16-26 May) and then to the Soho Theatre (30 May-16 June).  

Artists Talk Photo by Léo-Paul Billès

Members of the Boys creative team in conversation, 5 May, Post-show 5.30pm

Venue: Main House, The Cut

Price: Tickets from £11.50

Dates:

Duration: 2hrs 30mins (incl. interval)

3 & 11 May, 7pm 5 & 13 May, 3pm 6 May, 6pm 12 May, 5pm

Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34

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A WORLD PREMIERE by Vickie Donoghue

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The water looks sort of angry, don’t it?  Racing across the mud. Like it’s coming for us! Haven’t got long. We have to move soon.

4-13 May 2012 HIGHTIDE UPSTAIRS, THE CUT

A HighTide Festival Theatre / Lucy Jackson production

Production supported by The Unity Theatre Trust

On the muddy banks of the River Thames, downstream from the bright lights of London, three boys hide from the police after a night of recklessness.

Artists Talk

Mudlarks director and cast in conversation, 13 May, Post-show 2.15pm.

Over the course of the freezing night their fears, secrets and dreams emerge, collide and combust revealing the desperate frustration of lives barely led but already ravaged. Essex-born Vickie Donoghue’s powerful debut exposes the culture she grew up with and sees on a daily basis. With brutal honesty she explores how the impulse to dream is futile in the context of a reality that has no space for dreamers. Mudlarks heralds the arrival of an urgent new voice in British theatre. Mudlarks has been developed through HighTide’s literary programme Escalator Plays. Will Wrightson, a former HighTide Resident Assistant Director, directs as part of HighTide’s commitment to championing new artists. Richard Hammarton provides sound and Joshua Carr returns to HighTide to light.

Venue:

HighTide Upstairs, The Cut

Dates:

4, 9 & 10 May, 7pm 5, 12 & 13 May, 1pm and 5pm 6 May, 1pm and 4pm

Price:

Tickets from £11.50

Duration: 1hr 15mins Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34

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A Collaboration between HighTide Festival Theatre and the Public Theater Emerging Writers Group

5/6/12/13 MAY THE RIFLE HALL

Festival weekends conclude in the Rifle Hall. Your ticket gives membership to our late-night cabaret space, infused with relaxed but decadent Americana with a full bar serving signature cocktails. We will showcase a new American play each evening, curated from the Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater, New York City. Designs by Clem Garrity. The Rifle Hall opens preshow at 8pm with the performances of The Best Years of Your Life (Festival Weekend One) and The Fire Poet (Festival Weekend Two).

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Saturday 5th 9-11pm

Perish

by Stella Fawn Ragsdale Director: Rob Drummer A son lost, a view of the mountains, a world is eroding.

Sunday 6th 9-10:15pm

The Hour of Feeling by Mona Mansour Director: Richard Fitch Faith is a passionate intuition (Wordsworth). Saturday 12th 9-10:15pm

Bethany by Laura Marks Director: Steven Atkinson fore•clo•sure def. to deprive of the right to redeem property. Sunday 13th 9-11pm

Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Director: Melanie Spencer Black face, not on my doorstep, not today. Venue:

The Rifle Hall

Dates:

5, 6, 12 & 13 May

Time:

9pm

Durations: 1hr 15 mins / 2 hrs

Price: Tickets from £11.50 Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34

An evening’s entertainment, including a new play from a member of the Emerging Writers Group of the Public Theater, New York City.


FOUR NEW AMERICAN PLAYS

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Eisteddfod

5/6/12/13 May

ENGINE ROOM CAFÉ, THE CUT

Charades is fun, right, with those people, yes, your family, the ones you try to get away from at Christmas. For the Pilgrims though it’s not simply a family affair, this is more than a game, this…. Is an Eisteddfod. During the Festival we will pitch a tent and invite you to an intimate performance giving a flavour of this major new work.  Meet Luke and join Director Rob Drummer at this bespoke installation in the Engine Room Café. Luke is a northern-born emerging playwright, both a unique and exciting

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wordsmith. His first play Chapel Street was selected as one of the top 5 new plays off the West End in 2011 by The Stage and he was shortlisted for an

A WORLD PREMIERE AT LATITUDE FESTIVAL by Luke Barnes

OffWestEnd award for most promising playwright. See the full play at The Outdoor Theatre, Latitude Festival 12 – 15 July 2012.

Photo by Abby Powell

We value truth in this family. Carpe Diem. Seize the day. We’re all just food for worms. So tell them you love them. Have fun, mount a donkey, whatever, just feel alive.

A HighTide Festival Theatre Production for Latitude Festival

Venue: Engine Room Café, The Cut Dates: 5/6/12/13 May

Time: Throughout the day Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34


Festival Weekend One SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE

5/6 MAY

Join us this weekend for a vibrant programme; including the European Premiere of Mike Daisey’s electrifying new play and a series of unique sharings of work around the Festival. Whether you are looking for a semi-leisurely visit to Halesworth or to see everything we offer, we welcome you to our first Festival weekend of new theatre.

HighMind Talks Supported by Lansons Communications

In conversation with pundits, artists and celebrities debating topical issues expanding upon the Festival programme. Venue Main House, The Cut

Dates

5, 6 May 1pm

Brunch Plays

Four World Premiere Short Plays

The Brunch Plays have been curated as a way of showcasing exciting, varied new work from writers based in the East of England or inspired by Halesworth, the home of the HighTide Festival. Join us Sunday morning for a coffee, some brunch and four short plays being read. Festival Weekend One Venue The Engine Room CafĂŠ

Dates

6 May 11am

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A EUROPEAN PREMIERE

5/6 May MAIN HOUSE, THE CUT

“I will never be the same after seeing that show.” Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder

A HighTide Festival Theatre Production

In this hilarious and harrowing tale of pride, beauty, lust, and industrial design, Mike Daisey illuminates how the former CEO of Apple and his obsessions shape our lives, while telling the story of his own travels to China to investigate the factories where millions toil to make iPhones, iPods and iPads. Mike Daisey’s groundbreaking monologues weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism and unscripted performance to tell stories that cut to the bone, exposing secret histories and unexpected connections.

Production sponsored by Clare Parsons and Tony Langham

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs has been performed around the world, and was instrumental in forcing Apple to open its supply chain to outside auditing. HighTide Festival Theatre is delighted to welcome Mike and his director, JeanMichele Gregory to the UK and to share with our audiences these gifted American artists and this extraordinary show.

“The best original American play so far this year” The Washington Post

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Venue:

Main House, The Cut

Dates:

5 May, 7pm and 6 May, 3pm

Price:

Tickets from £11.50

Duration: 1hr 45 mins no interval Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34


Created and Performed by Mike Daisey Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory

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The Best Years of Your Life presents

“nabokov is a key part of the future for thrilling new theatre in England” Steve Marmion, Artistic Director, Soho Theatre

5/6 May THE RIFLE HALL

The Best Years of Your Life is an anthology of blistering new plays charting some of the most turbulent and vital birthdays of our lives: from sweet 16 to 25, from adolescence to adulthood. Internationallyacclaimed new writing company nabokov returns to HighTide Festival with 5 Birthdays from this pioneering project. Directed by Joe Murphy, nabokov Artistic Director. www.nabokov-online.com

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10 Writers. 10 Plays. 10 Birthdays. Venue: The Rifle Hall Dates: 5, 6 May Time: 8pm Price: Tickets from £6.50 Duration: 1hr Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34


The Adventure

AN INTERACTIVE MYSTERY INSPIRED BY THE FAMOUS FIVE

A HighTide Festival Theatre/ Bad Physics Production

by Oliver Birch

5/6 May THE PRINTWORKS

www.badphysics.co.uk

Join an intrepid gang of young detectives on a journey through an explorable building and help them to solve a fiendishly puzzling mystery. You won’t be sat in the dark watching a play… you’ll be at the heart of The Adventure. Interactive theatre specialists Bad Physics present a work-in-progress

“A company to keep your eyes peeled for” Time Out performance of their new show for children, their parents, and adults who don’t want to grow up. Oliver Birch’s plays for young people include Fringe First winning shows The Echo Chamber and The Ignatius Trail. Directed by Bad Physics’ Artistic Director, Dan Bird.

This work is being created through HighTide Festival Theatre’s organisational development programme Jerwood East supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. This work in progress performance is an opportunity to share the work with audiences and industry at an early stage and help shape its future development. 

Venue: Dates: Time:

Price: Tickets from £6.50 Duration: 45 minutes Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34

The Printworks 5, 6 May 12pm and 5pm

Production sponsored by AEM International

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6 May THE STUDIO, THE CUT

Educating Ronnie

A HighTide Festival Theatre/Utter/macrobert work in progress

“My brother, I want to stay in school. I need £20 a month to get my O-levels.” When Joe was 18 he went to Uganda, a typical Gap year kid. He whitewater rafted the Nile, went on safari, taught in an orphanage - ticked all the boxes. He made a lot of friends. Little did he know that one friendship would follow him for ten years, all the way back to Manchester and beyond.   Educating Ronnie is a semi-autobiographical show about the relationship between Joe and Ronnie.   It tells the story of Joe financially

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Created by Joe Douglas and Gareth Nicholls

supporting Ronnie’s education in Uganda, over a number of years.   It explores what can happen when trying to bridge the 6000-mile gap and how good intentions can easily This work is being created become guilty burdens. through HighTide Festival Written by Joe Douglas, directed by Gareth Nicholls with sound by Michael John McCarthy. Educating Ronnie will premiere at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival in August. Venue: Dates: Time:

The Studio, The Cut 6 May 3pm

Theatre’s organisational development programme Jerwood East supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. This work in progress performance is an opportunity to share the work with audiences and industry at an early stage and help shape its future development.

Price: Tickets from £6.50 Duration: 1hr Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34


Festival Weekend Two RING OUT THE OLD, RING IN THE NEW 12/13 MAY Join us at the second festival weekend where Science and Art are collided and the nature of a binary explored, as well as a reading of a new play from Stephanie Street. Before the American plays in the Rifle Hall we are proud to welcome Philip Wells, the Fire Poet to HighTide. Whether you are looking for a semi-leisurely visit to Halesworth or to see everything we offer we welcome you to our concluding festival weekend of new theatre.

HighMind Talks Supported by Lansons Communications

In conversation with pundits, artists and celebrities debating topical issues expanding upon the Festival programme. Festival Weekend Two Venue Main House, The Cut

Dates

12, 13 May 1pm

Brunch Plays

Four World Premiere Short Plays

The Brunch Plays have been curated as a way of showcasing exciting, varied new work from writers based in the East of England or inspired by Halesworth, the home of the HighTide Festival. Join us Sunday morning for a coffee, some brunch and four short plays being read. Festival Weekend Two Venue The Engine Room CafĂŠ

Dates

13 May 11am

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12 May 2012 MAIN HOUSE, THE CUT

A HighTide Festival Theatre & curious directive project

www.curiousdirective.com

“Science is a state of mind. It is a dynamic process of discovery as alive as life itself” Natalie Angier

“A company clearly destined for great things” The Daily Telegraph, 2011

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Binary is a new writer focused project from awardwinning devising company curious directive, which asks two playwrights to engage with an area of science they are curious about. The writers have been paired with a scientist of their choice and together they have created a new hybrid work. At the HighTide Festival, the process of the collaboration as well as the two world premieres of the new plays will be shared. During the performance of Binary, a scientist from the East of England will explain the writing process and a playwright from the East of England will explain the scientific process explored in the writing; thus creating a Binary. Playwright Ian McHugh (Bush Theatre) in collaboration with Marine Biologist, Ellen Husain (BBC). Playwright Alexandra Wood (Royal Court, Young Vic) in collaboration with Prof Ian Renfrew and Dr Steve Dorling of UEA. Both new works are directed by curious directive Artistic Director, Jack Lowe.

Venue:

Main House, The Cut

Dates:

12 May

Time:

3pm

Price:

Tickets from £6.50

Duration: 1hr (approx) Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34

Binary is being created through HighTide Festival Theatre’s organisational development programme Jerwood East supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.


TWO WORLD PREMIERES

bi·na·ry [bahy-nuh-ree, -ner-ee]  noun - a whole  composed of two

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Seizing Cinderella A HighTide Festival Theatre / Stephanie Street work in progress

Press for Sisters:

“Jaw-dropping candour”

HHHH

The Guardian

13 May

Ross’s daughter, Karen, died from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, aged 26. His life’s mission is to make sure nothing like that ever happens to any other father. “It’s a sort of… Cinderella condition. There are many people in the arts, in sport, in parliament who have epilepsy, who have relatives with epilepsy, who remain quiet, who want to remain quiet” Following the success of her play Sisters at the Sheffield Crucible, Stephanie Street presents this revelatory story based on real lives and events, examining

the deep-seated prejudices faced by the half a million people with epilepsy in the UK, the systematic shortcomings in how their condition is managed, and the extraordinary dogs that offer them a lifeline. ‘The health service is such an odd thing. They don’t cost people getting back to work, having a living, doing things… they just cost, you know, the drug and the care. It’s a very narrow and jaundiced view… How do you justify the cost of health?” Directed by Bruce Guthrie.

This work is being created through HighTide Festival Theatre’s organisational development programme Jerwood East supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. This work in progress performance is an opportunity to share the work with audiences and industry at an early stage and help shape its future development

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Venue: Main House, The Cut Dates: 13 May Time: 6.30pm

Price: Free Duration: 2hrs (approx) Full Festival schedule on pages 33 and 34


Festival Midweek 9/10/11 May

The more you pay, the more it’s worth For our local audiences who would rather spread out their festival play-going, we’re presenting midweek performances of our plays Clockwork, Mudlarks and Boys. Wednesday 9th (following the Symposium) Clockwork The Studio, The Cut, 7pm  Mudlarks HighTide Upstairs, The Cut, 7pm  Thursday 10th Clockwork The Studio, The Cut, 7pm  Mudlarks HighTide Upstairs, The Cut, 7pm  Friday 11th Boys The Main House, The Cut, 7pm 

We invite you to Pay What You Can (PWYC) for these five performances and choose what you can afford to pay.  To reserve your seat please contact the box office or book online, and how much you pay is up to you on the night.

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Symposium The opportunities to produce new plays in the UK are highlighted as some of the best in the world; we are a nation of writers, a theatre industry inspired by discovery. However, with the need for a changing tide in new models to discover, develop, produce and support writers, how have these opportunities changed and what of their impact?  Who is producing? How are they producing? What is being produced and where?  Who are the writers and where are they discovered, nurtured and supported towards a long-term career?

In partnership with the University of East Anglia, the British Theatre Consortium and Central School of Speech & Drama

Engage in lively, honest conversation about new plays, emerging writers and the state of new writing today. Join peers, fellows and practitioners for a day of open meetings to exchange ideas, share knowledge and make new connections. Respond to provocations from keynote speakers, leading industry figures and group discussion. Who is it for? Writers, theatre-makers, industry professionals, academics, directors. Venue: The Cut

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BRITISH THEATRE CONSORTIUM

Dates: 9 May Time: 10.30am (all day)

How to Book: For prices, more information and to book your place please visit www.hightide.org.uk or call Philippa on 0207 566 9765.


Become a member of the Academy Company and discover new ways of making theatre  with some of the country’s leading directors.

HighTide Academy

The HighTide Academy is a year-round training programme for young people across the East of England. The Academy gives its members the opportunity to work with professional practitioners and explore different approaches to performance, text and creating new work. At the core of the Academy is our three-week summer programme. Each 6-day intensive masterclass focuses on a different area of performance and gives you the opportunity to develop your creative skills in a professional rehearsal environment.

To Strive, To Seek, To Find (12-18 years) Monday 23 - Saturday 28 July A special week creating a performance to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on Friday 27 July.

New Voices, New Writers (14-18 years) Monday 30 July - Saturday 4 August Whether you’re a writer or performer, learn about writing, developing and staging new plays.

Performing Shakespeare (14-18 years) Monday 13 - Saturday 18 August

Explore new techniques for bringing the work of Shakespeare alive on stage.  For more information and how to apply visit www.hightide.org.uk/education or call Philippa on 0207 566 9765.

“I really enjoyed working so closely with the director. The Academy has really encouraged me with my decision to pursue acting and directing.”

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Beyond the Festival

Zandra Beaumont,  Academy 2011 Company

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Booking FESTIVAL WEEKEND ONE FESTIVAL WEEKEND TWO Play Full Price Under 30 Play Full Price Under 30 0207 566 9767 Organs of Little ... FREE Organs of Little ... FREE Monday - Friday Clockwork £14.50 £11.50 Clockwork £14.50 £11.50 10am - 1pm Boys £14.50 £11.50 Boys £14.50 £11.50 Mudlarks £14.50 £11.50 Mudlarks £14.50 £11.50 Online Rifle Hall Plays £14.50 £11.50 Rifle Hall Plays £14.50 £11.50 www.hightide.org.uk Eisteddfod FREE Eisteddfod FREE Steve Jobs £14.50 £11.50 The Fire Poet FREE In Person The Best Years ... £9.50 £6.50 Binary £9.50 £6.50 Tickets can be purchased The Adventure £9.50 £6.50 Seizing Cinderella FREE from The Cut, Halesworth. Educating Ronnie £9.50 £6.50 Multibuy Offer: Save when you buy Multibuy Offer: Booking Fees tickets to two Save when you buy We are proud to not charge tickets to two booking fees on any of our plays or more £11.00 £9.00 tickets. plays or more £11.00 £9.00 And £7.00 £5.00 And £7.00 £5.00 Refunds and Exchanges HighMind Talks £7.50 £5.00 The Festival has a policy of HighMind Talks £7.50 £5.00 no refunds but we are able to Packages exchange tickets if possible. Packages Festival Bus U30 N/A £30.00 (2 HT Plays) Festival Bus U30 N/A £30.00 PWYC: Pay What You Can (2 HT Plays) FESTIVAL MIDWEEK Under 30? Play Full Price Under 30 Take advantage of our reduced ticket prices. If you are travelling from Clockwork PWYC London we’d also recommend booking a Festival Bus package ticket which Boys PWYC includes return travel from London and two Festival plays for only £30. Mudlarks PWYC Symposium Contact the box office

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How to Get here We are very proud of our home of Halesworth and would love you to visit us, below are details of how to find us. If you have any questions please do call us on 0207 566 9767 and we will be happy to talk you through the best way to get here. This year we are happy to introduce our Festival Bus service leaving from London Liverpool Street direct to Halesworth. Please find more details below: By Festival Bus The Festival Bus runs during the weekends of the Festival (see timetable below). You can take advantage of our Festival Bus Under 30 Package and book your place on the Festival Bus and tickets for two Festival plays for only ÂŁ30. Festival Bus Timetable 2012 Leave Arrive Leave London Halesworth Halesworth Sat 5 May 9.00am 12.00pm 23.00pm Sun 6 May 9.00am 12.00pm 23.00pm Sat 12 May 9.00am 12.00pm 23.00pm Sun13 May 9.00am 12.00pm 23.00pm

Arrive London 2.00am 2.00am 2.00am 2.00am

By Car Halesworth is located between Ipswich and Norwich, just off the A12. Take the A144 from the A12 to reach Halesworth. There are two main town centre car parks which are within easy walking distance of The Cut. Visitors are requested not to park in the street around The Cut, where space is very limited. By Train The train journey from London takes just over two hours. In the other direction the train goes to Lowestoft where there are connections on to Norwich which is itself wellserved by trains from further afield, including trains to and from Liverpool via Manchester. Weekend Trains Preferred Options To and From London Leave Arrive Leave Arrive London Halesworth Halesworth London Option One 8.00am 10:09am 7.40pm 9.55pm Option Two 10:00am 12:09pm 9.40pm Midnight Single tickets start at ÂŁ8.

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Maps

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Bay Tree Bistro

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Cleones Restaurant (The Angel Hotel)

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Singtong Neeyom Thai Restaurant

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Wicked  @ number ten


HighTable Below are some restaurants that we think will make your trip to our Festival even better. These members of HighTable will be open throughout your Festival experience and are offering special offers for those attending the Festival. For further details of theatre meals and packages call either us or the HighTable restaurant in question or visit the websites listed below.

1 Bay Tree Bistro Relaxed refreshments and dining in 14th-century surroundings, including conservatory, bar and courtyard. 01986 874 119 www.baytreebistro.co.uk 2 Cleones Restaurant (The Angel Hotel) Located within The Angel Hotel in the heart of Halesworth, this Italian restaurant offers carefully-prepared, authentic Italian dishes including pastas, pizzas, meat, fish and vegetarian options and locally sourced wines. 01986 873365 www.angel-halesworth.co.uk 3 Singtong Neeyom Thai Restaurant The local restaurant with authentic Thai cuisine freshly-cooked to order. 01986 873737 www.singtongthairestaurant.co.uk 4 Wicked  @ number ten Eat, drink and relax at Number Ten. Locally-sourced food prepared with love by talented chefs and fantastic menus from formal-style dining to al fresco lunches, morning cake and coffees, afternoon cream tea and petits fours all washed down with fine wines and Elgoods Ales. Free parking and free wifi. 01986 874888 www.number10-halesworth.com

Where to Eat and Stay

The Engine Room Café Situated in The Cut, throughout the Festival we serve a full breakfast, lunch and light dinner menu, along with delicious home-made cakes, teas, coffees, and alcoholic beverages. The Rifle Hall Bar Open weekends from 8pm and throughout the Rifle Hall performances, enjoy a full range of beverages including our signature cocktails. The Co-Operative Food Open all day for grocery shopping and takeaway snacks.

Where Do I Stay? There are lots of places to stay in and around Halesworth during the Festival. From hotels, to camping, bed and breakfasts, chalets and yurts all tastes and budgets can be catered towards. For a full list of where to stay please visit www.hightide.org.uk/festival-2012/WhereDoIStay

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Schedule 3/4/5/6 May Thur 3rd 7pm Fri 4th 7pm Sat 5th 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm 11pm

Sun 6th 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm 11pm

The Cut The Cut The Cut The Cut Main House The Studio HighTide Upstairs Engine Room Café Printworks Rifle Hall Boys Organs Clockwork Mudlarks Organs Eisteddfod Organs of Adventure Little HighMind Mudlarks Installation Apparent 1pm-2.15pm 12pm-7pm Importance Boys Clockwork

3pm-5.30pm

3pm-4.30pm

9pm-11pm

Brunch Plays Eisteddfod Organs Adventure HighMind Mudlarks Installation of Little 1pm-2.15pm 12pm-7pm Apparent Steve Jobs Educating Ronnie Importance 3pm-4.45pm Mudlarks Headphone Collection 4pm-5.15pm Adventure 12pm-7pm Boys Clockwork 6pm-8.30pm

6pm-7.30pm

Best Years Hour of Feeling 9pm-10.15pm

The Cut to the Printworks 7mins

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Headphone

Collection Post Show Q&A Mudlarks Adventure 12pm-7pm 5pm-6.15pm Steve Jobs Clockwork 7pm – 8.45pm 7pm-8.30pm Best Years Perish

The Cut to the Rifle Hall 10mins

P= Pay What You Can


Schedule 9/10/11/12/13 May Wed 9th 10.30am 7pm Thu 10th 7pm Fri 11th 7pm Sat 12th 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm 11pm

Sun 13th

11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm 11pm

The Cut The Cut The Cut The Cut Main House The Studio HighTide Upstairs Engine Room CafĂŠ Rifle Hall Symposium Organs Clockwork P Mudlarks P Clockwork P Mudlarks P Organs Boys P Organs Eisteddfod Organs HighMind Mudlarks Installation of Little 1pm-2.15pm 12pm-7pm Apparent Binary Clockwork Importance

3pm-4.30pm

Boys

Post Show Q&A

Headphone

Mudlarks

Collection

12pm-7pm 5pm-7.30pm 5pm-6.15pm Clockwork Fire Poet 7pm-8.30pm Bethany 9pm-10.15pm

Brunch Plays Eisteddfod Organs HighMind Mudlarks Installation of Little 1pm-2.15pm 12pm-7pm Apparent Boys Clockwork Post Show Q&A Importance

3pm-5:30pm 3pm-4.30pm

Headphone

Collection Mudlarks 12pm-7pm Seizing 5pm-6.15pm Cinderella Clockwork 6.30pm-8.30pm 7pm-8.30pm Fire Poet Neighbors 9pm-11pm

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