HighTide Festival is an annual festival of new plays on the gorgeous Suffolk Coast taking place between 11th to 16th September in Aldeburgh. Every year we present our latest productions as world premieres, surrounded by a programme of talks with world-class artists, play readings, comedy, cabaret and much more.
This year you will find the new Festival Hub located in Aldeburgh, centred in the Garage Gallery and the East Coast Restaurant. Here you can buy and collect tickets, see the exhibition on set design, enjoy the “on the go” menu and a special Festival Fishers gin cocktail, or just relax in amongst the fabulous bohemian furniture from Debenham Antiques.
HighTide has been called the theatre world’s Sundance Film Festival, and this year you will discover a wealth of innovative and challenging work including five fantastic new productions direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The headline production is not only by a young local writer, Tallulah Brown, but her touching coming of age play Songlines is set just up the coast in Reydon. Songlines features live music performed by the award-winning band, TRILLS, and music is a strong feature across this year’s programme.
The opening night features the acclaimed East Anglian poet and theatre maker Luke Wright, and the closing event on Sunday is Wonderful Beast’s latest project, their play The Last Woodwose, the sequel to Return of the Wildman, and featuring the superb Diana Quick.
In addition to the new Festival Hub, performances take place across the town in the Jubilee Hall, Pumphouse, Aldeburgh Cinema, Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and for the first time this year the festival will be staging late night events in Ye Old Cross Keys. Hightide is thrilled to also be partnering with The Aldeburgh Bookshop on the literary In Conversations with novelists Kate Mosse and Patrick Gale, sponsored by Lansons in celebration of their award-winning ten year partnership.
HighTide Festival 2018
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