The popular theatre company tour their play about the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads over 55 performances across 41 venues and five Counties, from 20 March-1 June
The Tide Jetty follows the story of two brothers, Tucky and Nathan who grow up on the banks of Breydon Water alongside tomboy, Eliza. The three of them are inseparable. As they grow older the inevitable happens and both the boys fall for her. But tragedy tears the trio apart and years later it is time to discover the truth of what really happened… Written by critically acclaimed playwright Tony Ramsay, The Tide Jetty is a new play combining music and movement to explore what we treasure and how and why we preserve it. Tony Ramsay’s previous works with Eastern Angles include: The Long Life & Great Good Fortune of John Clare (“Compelling, fascinating and dramatic” The Stage), The Anatomist (“A vision of the past pregnant with the present” Time Out) and Bentwater Roads (“an engrossing drama from the numerous pasts lurking around it” The Times).
Directed by Scott Hurran, whose recent credits include assistant directing with Blanche McIntyre on Women in Power (Nuffield Theatres & Oxford Playhouse), The Tide Jetty will be touring to theatres and village halls in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire from 20th March. Scott, who is also Artistic Associate at Eastern Angles, says that “what is so exciting about touring The Tide Jetty is that we will be performing in many of the locations that our characters inhabit. The show will be performed with a cast of four close to the Broads itself so it will be a perfect backdrop for audiences to experience the play in its intended setting”. Eastern Angles are producing The Tide Jetty in conjunction with the Broads Authority as part of their Water, Mills and Marshes project, funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
This fantastic project will run until December 2020 offering people a whole range of events and activities designed to explore and celebrate the incredible Broads National Park landscape and through drama ask questions about its sustainability. The Tide Jetty is sponsored by Greater Anglia.
About the Writer
Tony’s work for the stage includes The Bluethroat, (shortlisted for the Peggy Ramsay award), Message From Neptune, The Anatomist, and Bentwater Roads. He has also written radio drama for both Radio 3 and Radio 4. Plays include Black Velvet, (shortlisted for the Richard Imison Memorial Award for Best Newcomer to Radio), Barking, The Ballad of Billy Rainbow, and Tango Sensations with Juliet Stevenson. His adaptation of New Grub Street for Radio 4 starred Harold Pinter as the narrator. His television work includes Where The Heart Is and Night And Day, both for Granada. He has also published children’s fiction and a handbook on language skills. Tony lives in Norfolk and teaches regularly on the University of East Anglia’s MA in Scriptwriting and is one of the founder members of Playwrights East.
About Eastern Angles Theatre Company
Eastern Angles is the regional touring theatre company for East Anglia. It has a national reputation for producing high-quality, new writing with a regional flavour. Based at the Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich, the company has been touring professional theatre productions into the towns and villages of East Anglia since 1982. Eastern Angles have also staged productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at London’s Bush Theatre.
The Tide Jetty by Tony Ramsay
● The Undercroft
● 18 April, 7.30pm (touring regionally from 20 March-1 June) Directed by Scott Hurran Designed by Jasmine Swan Music Composed by Chris Warner Movement by Simon Caroll-Jones Cast: Abe Buckoke, Laura Costello, Benjamin Teare & Megan Valentine
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