HighTide Festival, internationally renowned for discovering some of the UK’s best new playwrights and producing new plays, has today announced the full ancillary programme for the 2016 Festival (08 – 18 September). The programme, which spans performance, music, visual arts, literature and talks, also includes world premiere productions from new and established HighTide writers. For the full festival programme, please visit www.hightide.org.uk.
HighTide Festival’s Soho Theatre comedy nights are set to return in 2016 with an eclectic programme of acts. The line-up includes: sequin-clad weirdos Bourgeois and Maurice who bring their highly theatrical kaleidoscope of current affairs, moral confusion and social commentary in How to Save the World Without Really Trying; acclaimed cartoonists of the mind, the spectacularly surreal Pajama Men bring a live, comic existential meltdown that takes place as two comedians attempt to stage an epic, historical, romance novel in under an hour; BAFTA-nominated star Spencer Jones arrives with Spencer Jones is The Herbert in ‘Eggy Bagel’, a magical mélange of visual, prop, clown and homemade musical comedy that takes us on a surreal journey through The Herbert’s childlike world, and finally 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Nish Kumar, presents Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud, a comedy show about history, democracy and capitalism.
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