Time and Tide

Time and Tide

Time and Tide

Time and Tide


Norfolk’s bootiful. Miles of coastline, endless sea, endless sky. So much space to dream big dreams. But… yeah: there’s nowhere round here to make those dreams come true.

May runs a crumbling caff on the end of Cromer Pier. Her delivery man Ken is losing customers to Costa. Her head waiter Nemo is desperate to leave Norfolk and tread the boards in London. Nemo’s unrequited love Daz is burying his head in the sand over his best mate leaving.

Time and Tide is an LGBTQ-themed comedy drama about a Norfolk community struggling with change.

The play was longlisted for The Bruntwood, Papatango and Verity Bargate Playwriting Prizes and was developed on Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator Programme 2018 before having its world premiere at Park Theatre in February 2020.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


James McDermott

James McDermott trained at the University of East Anglia with an MA (Distinction) in Scriptwriting, the Royal Court Writers Group, Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab, Hampstead Theatre’s Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme, Criterion Theatre’s New Writing Programme and Menagerie T ...

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