Ryan Calais Cameron and Jade Hackett's The Tide to head on tour this summer


Talawa’s outdoor show The Tide by Ryan Calais Cameron and Jade Hackett will tour this summer.

Co-created by award-winning writer Ryan Calais Cameron (For Black Boys Who Have Committed Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy, Royal Court; Human Nurture, UK tour; Typical, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Soho Theatre) and choreographer Jade Hackett (Hex, National Theatre; Sylvia, Old Vic; White Noise, Bridge Theatre), The Tide highlights experiences of migration in the UK.


The UK’s outstanding Black theatre company, Talawa has announced the production will be touring from July to September, bringing this arresting anthology of experiences to life at festivals across the UK.

Holding a mirror to an evolving British culture, The Tide incorporates live music and moving explorations of the experiences of new arrivals in the UK as they navigate a new land.

Cameron and Hackett’s multi-disciplinary production examines migration through an abstract and visually exciting lens, following stories of arrival, welcome, rejection and exclusion.

The Tide is Talawa’s first show ever designed for exclusively outdoor settings, enabling the artists to engage with audiences in a different and enriching way.

The tour will begin at Basingstoke Festival (2 – 3 July) before visiting The Culture House (16 July), Lighthouse Festival, Poole (23 – 24 July), Croydon (30 – 31 July), Journeys Festival International, Leicester (13 – 14 August), SO Festival, Skegness (20 – 21 August), Birmingham Weekender (27 – 28 August) and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (3 September).

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