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NEWS: HighTide expands to three festivals as artistic director Steven Atkinson reveals he will step down in 2019

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The full line-up for the 2018 HighTide Festivals in Aldeburgh and Walthamstow has been announced, alongside the news that artistic director Steven Atkinson will stand down in 2019 after 12 years of successful leadership.

FORGET ME NOT – Bush Theatre

In London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

Past wrongs cast long shadows. Following the passing of the 1901 Immigration Restriction Act, successive Australian governments favoured migrants from English-speaking countries in what was called the White Australia policy. Between 1945 and 1968, for example, more than 3,000 British children were sent to the antipodes and told they were orphans. They expected the sunshine of a new start; what they got was the darkness of abuse. Australian playwright Tom Holloway’s 2013 drama looks at one instance of this policy, and denounces a historical wrong while at the same time holding a family reunion story close to its heart.