We are delighted to announce that the HighTide Festival returns to Halesworth, Suffolk for a seventh year from Thursday 2–Sunday 12 May 2013 to present an exciting and vibrant programme of new theatre premieres, rehearsed readings and celebrity talks.

The 2013 Festival will be our biggest yet with over 80 individual performances. We will be presenting work from local, national and international playwrights, with five exceptional works of new writing receiving their premiere at the Festival.

Festival 2013 will also see live music events added to the Festival programme for the first time alongside our usual diverse range of complimentary events including: book readings, panel discussions and comedy.


Festival Taster
The full Festival Programme will be announced next month with tickets on sale 1st March.


Written by Chris Dunkley
Directed by Patrick Sandford
Starring Chris New

Smallholding follows the lives of Jen and Andy who are trying to get clean and make a new start whilst trying to tackle the problems of biodynamic farming in this darkly comic love story.

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Steven Atkinson

This is a bold contemporary comedy exploring identity, intolerance and tensions in ‘post-racial’ America.Neighbors was praised by Variety as a: ‘savagely funny cartoon of a play about racial identity.’

Written by Thomas Eccleshare
Directed by Steve Marmion

This brave and original show is the first full-length play by Eccleshare and won the Verity Bargate Award 2011. VBA Judge and Soho Associate Anthony Neilson described it as: ‘surreal, hilarious -a genuine piece of theatre’.