Thursday, June 14, 2018

TBT - High Tide Festival play reading - Another Event from 2007

Eddie Redmayne with Mary Nighy at the High Tide play reading 
on January 26, 2007 (x). Mary is an English actress and filmmaker. 
(photos source: chrissallans and lrieguhst on tumblr)

"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:

HighTide was formed in 2007 as a one-off festival at The Cut arts centre, 
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)

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