After the huge success of Storm of Stories 2016, we're plotting and planning the next big thing.


Wednesday 14 September | 12pm - 5pm | Aldeburgh Cinema, Aldeburgh

HighTide Symposium - with panel featuring our very own Alys Kihl

This symposium brings together theatre experts to explore the strengths and omissions in the new plays produced in British Theatre since HighTide started in 2007. Whether you regularly see new plays, or if you have a passing interest, you will hear the reasons for programming plays direct from the decision makers, who will reflect on the artistic trends, political and social shifts, and the funding realities that have shaped a decade of contemporary British theatre. Book Tickets


Friday 16 September | 2pm & 6pm | High Tide Theatre Box, Aldeburgh

Role Play - a work in progress play by Return of The Wildman writer, Thea Smiley

Clare Hawes leads a cast of nine in this new play by Thea Smiley, premiered as a short play at INK 2016, Role Play is a comedy about the roles we choose and those we are forced to play, and the importance of just being ourselves. Book Tickets


Wednesday 21 September | 6pm - 8pm | Avocet Room @ The Brudenell Hotel

Sharing Our Stories

Come and share stories from your home country and your experiences of being in Aldeburgh and the surrounding area. If you have any favourite folk tales, songs or funny stories from back home we would love to hear them too. But basically it is about having a good time. We hope, with your help, this could be the beginning of an exciting multicultural project. These sessions are free to attend and will take place every other week, the last one being on 30 November.



Orla & The Sun: A musical experience for 0-3 years


Orla And The Sun is a magical, multi-sensory, interactive production for preschool children, babies and their parents. This immersive experience transports parents and their offspring into a musical world that combines live theatre with singing, storytelling and play.


“Why are you always following me?” Orla asks the Sun one morning. It’s the beginning of a fantastic musical adventure - a sensory game of hide and seek that transforms the world in front of her eyes.


Orla and the Moon

Such has been the hugely positive impact of Orla and the Sun both in East Anglia and London, that a sequel is currently being developed in partnership with Creative Futures, London (transforming young lives through the arts).



For more details of both productions contact Alys Kihl, 01728 451 408.


Composers/ librettists/performers:

Zoë Palmer and Jack Ross

Singer: Abimaro Gunnell

Dancer: David Ogle

Designer: Sarah Booth

Director: Zoë Palmer

Producer: Alys Kihl




Thanks also to:

The Barbara Whatmore,

The Bernarr Rainbow,

Cochemé and

Scarfe Charitable Trusts.