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.
American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist and novelist Ben Hecht was justly honoured not only with the first Oscar awarded for a screenplay in 1927, but in a career spanning well over forty years, has been lauded with every honour that such a writer can receive, including a posthumous induction into the American Theater Hall of Fame.