Norwich Theatre launches first studio-scale regional tour of Norfolk based show

Just Regional
Aug 30, 2022 2 mins read

Norwich Theatre is breaking down geographical barriers to theatre by taking its newest production – of local playwright James McDermott’s Cromer-set play Time and Tide – on tour around East Anglia, from 29 September until 23 October.

Time And Tide is an LGBT comic drama about a Norfolk community struggling with change. May runs a crumbling caff 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 and his unrequited love, Daz, is burying his head in the sand over his best mate leaving.

The show will open and close at Norwich Theatre’s Stage Two in Norwich, situated behind the Theatre Royal. It will then go on tour around the region, calling at theatres in Colchester, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft, Sheringham, Wells, Diss, Great Yarmouth, and Thetford. The full list of venues with dates and booking information is on the Norwich Theatre website – view What’s On and click on Time and Tide.

Head of Programming at Norwich Theatre, Sam Bain said: “As a Norfolk theatre, we believe it’s really important that we shine a light on and amplify local stories and voices. We’re very excited to be partnering with a theatre company that emerged from Norwich to bring you a story by a Norfolk writer, set in Cromer and featuring local characters. And even more excited to be taking it to so many great local venues in our region.”

The play is written by James McDermott, a scriptwriter and performance poet based in East Anglia. Relish Theatre is a theatre company with its roots in Norwich, dedicated to showcasing the work of regional talent.

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