Although Time and Tide ends on a hopeful note, it is not sickly sweet. The characters’ coming out and coming of age stories are grounded in the joys and disappointments of real life. The ending is just right for the characters.
On the whole Time and Tide is a heart-warming story with bags of charm. With a great script full of laughs, well-rounded characters and brilliant acting, it’s certainly worth a watch.
Writer James McDermott spoke to Emma Clarendon about his play Time and Tide which play at the Park Theatre until 29 February 2020.
Feast From The East highlights that there can be as much depth in a well written short play which packs in lots of detail, passion and story as can be found in a full-length play.
Feast from the East is a series of eight short plays from INK Festival, showcasing the playwriting talent from East Anglia; they’re on the road and in London.
Beyond the enjoyable sketch-jokes, some of the collection assembled annually by the remarkable little INK festival in Suffolk are real, serious, heartfelt miniature dramas.
If there’s anything that’s going to kill a teenager’s sense of adventure and sexual awakening, it’s being stuck in Sheringham, Norfolk. Poor Jimmy is sixteen, he doesn’t have a ticket for the Morrissey gig in the O2, and no-one understands him. Oh, and London might as well be a world away.