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Time and Tide Preview (September)

Written by James McDermott

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Directed by Rob Ellis

Following a sellout, five star run at London’s Park Theatre in 2020, Relish Theatre, in a co-production with Norwich Theatres, is bringing Time and Tide back home.

Batten down the hatches, a storm is coming.

May runs a crumbling café on the end of Cromer Pier. Her delivery man, Ken, is running out of customers, thanks to Costa. Nemo is desperate to tread the boards in London. His unrequited love, Daz, is burying his head in the sand over his best mate leaving.

Time And Tide is an LGBT comic drama about a Norfolk community struggling with change.

Time and Tide was longlisted for The Verity Bargate Award, the Bruntwood and Papatango Playwriting Prizes, and developed as part of Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator Programme. Nominated for 2 Off West End Awards at Park Theatre (Best Supporting Performance and Best New Play).

James McDermott is a scriptwriter and performance poet based in East Anglia. Plays include Fast Food starring Jude Law (Lyric Hammersmith), Justice 39 (Luton Culture, co-written with Roy Williams and Atiha Sen Gupta), Street Life (Norwich Theatre Royal) and Rubber Ring (Pleasance Islington; UK Tour; Winner of Pulse Festival’s Suitcase Prize 2017). James is an Associate Artist at HighTide and Norwich Arts Centre, and resident playwriting teacher at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Relish Theatre is a previously Norwich based theatre company, dedicated to showcasing the work of regional talent. Previous work include Cuttings (The Hope Theatre), Unicorn (Theatre N16), A Matter Of Life And Debt (Edinburgh Fringe) and the podcast Theatre Feuds!

Important information

Age recommendation: 14+

Contains food preparation, the cooking of turkey bacon, strong language, flashing lights, scenes of simulated sex & mild violence

Norwich Theatre, on tour in an electric car provided by our partner, GRIDSERVE Car Leasing.


GRIDSERVE is a tech-enabled sustainable energy business whose purpose is to deliver sustainable energy and move the needle on climate change. It has pioneered a Sun-to-Wheel ecosystem that includes the most advanced hybrid solar + battery farms, award-winning electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and a customer-centric electric vehicle leasing platform.


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 ★★★★ ‘It is touching, truthful, funny and well worth spending time on’
The Reviews Hub

★★★★ ‘A heart-warming story with bags of charm’
From Page to Stage

★★★★ ‘It’s a sweet, well-meaning and instantly likeable play’
QX Magazine

★★★★ ‘Moments of poetic excellence’
Theatre News

‘So moving, funny, truthful and compelling. Beautifully performed by a wonderful cast of four superb actors’
Stephen Fry


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