on January 26, 2007 (x). Mary is an English actress and filmmaker.
"Actor Bill Nighy (who played the father of Eddie's character in Glorious 39)
stepped in to help raise funds for the festival by auctioning a script from
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. He's a patron of the festival but
will not be performing on stage - as HighTide is aimed at highlighting the
talent of writers and actors under 30. In a search to find the country's most
promising talent, HighTide's organisers approached theatre groups throughout
the UK. They were amazed by the number of people who replied with an
application to take part in the festival." (source: bbc.co.uk/suffolk)
Halesworth, Suffolk to profile new work by up and coming playwrights
in a creative and nurturing environment.
HighTide started life as a three-day festival, opening on 6 March 2007.
It premiered short plays by Tom Basden, Steven Bloomer, Sarah Cuddon,
Sam Holcroft, Matthew Morrison, Pericles Snowdon, Megan Walsh and
Iain Weatherby. Tom Basden's Assembly then transferred to Hay-on-Wye
Festival 2008. It was expanded into a full length play retitled Party, which
premiered at Edinburgh Festival 2009 where it won a Fringe First,
transferred to the Arts Theatre, London, and was adapted for Radio 4. (x)