HighTide Festival Theatre (Theatre Company, venue, theatre)

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HighTide Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s leading producers of new plays, and the only professional theatre focused on the production of new playwrights. Currently they read and consider around 1000 scripts a year, from which they then work with 100 playwrights on a range of development opportunities, from workshops to full productions.

Under Steven Atkinson, co-founding Artistic Director, they have premièred major productions by playwrights including Ella Hickson, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Nick Payne, Adam Brace, Beth Steel, Laura Poliakoff, Luke Barnes, Vickie Donoghue, Lydia Adetunji, Jack Thorne and Joel Horwood. They produce several productions a year in our annual Suffolk festival and on tour.

In seven years they have staged over fifty productions, working with some of the world's leading theatres in London (including the National Theatre, Bush Theatre, Old Vic Theatre and Soho Theatre), regionally (including Sheffield Theatres, Watford Palace and Southampton Nuffield) and internationally (Public Theater New York and National Play Festival Australia).

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