Relish Theatre in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

Time and Tide

By James McDermott

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Directed by Rob Ellis
Developed as part of Park Theatre's Script Accelerator programme

Nominated for 2 Off West End Awards (Best Supporting Performance and Best New Play)

'A splendid ensemble piece' ★★★★★ Boyz Magazine

‘One of the best pieces of new writing’ ★★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre

'Liburd’s portrayal of Daz’s fracturing bravado and internal agony is particularly captivating' ★★★★ The Upcoming

‘Moments of poetic excellence’ ★★★★ Theatre News

'It’s a sweet, well-meaning and instantly likeable play' ★★★★ QX Magazine

‘A very creditable, most enjoyable and often very funny play from James McDermott’ ★★★★ LondonTheatre1

‘Elliot Liburd seemed completely at home in the role of Daz’ ★★★★ London Living Large

‘It is touching, truthful, funny and well worth spending time on’ ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

‘Fits Park90 like a glove, this production has bags of charm’ ★★★★ Everything Theatre

‘Very ably directed by Rob Ellis who highlighted the underlying issues’ ★★★★ Sardines

‘A heart-warming story with bags of charm’ ★★★★ From Page to Stage


Batten down the hatches, a storm is coming.

May runs a crumbling caff on the end of Cromer Pier. Her delivery man, Ken, is running out of customers, thanks to Costa. Nemo is desperate to tread the boards in London. His unrequited love, Daz, is burying his head in the sand over his best mate leaving.

Time And Tide is an LGBT comic drama about a Norfolk community, struggling with change.

Relish Theatre are proud to present the world premiere of Award-winning writer James McDermott’s new play. Time and Tide was longlisted for The Verity Bargate Award, the Bruntwood and Papatango Playwriting Prizes, and developed as part of Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator Programme.

James McDermott is a scriptwriter and performance poet based in East Anglia. Plays include Fast Food starring Jude Law (Lyric Hammersmith), Justice 39 (Luton Culture, co-written with Roy Williams and Atiha Sen Gupta), Street Life (Norwich Theatre Royal) and Rubber Ring (Pleasance Islington; UK Tour; Winner of Pulse Festival’s Suitcase Prize 2017). James is an Associate Artist at HighTide and Norwich Arts Centre, and resident playwriting teacher at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Relish Theatre is a previously Norwich based theatre company, dedicated to showcasing the work of regional talent. Previous work include Cuttings (The Hope Theatre), Unicorn (Theatre N16), A Matter Of Life And Debt (Edinburgh Fringe) and the podcast Theatre Feuds!


Praise for James McDermott's Rubber Ring

“As funny as hell” ★★★★★ London City Nights

"McDermott is an emerging talent in total control of his craft" ★★★★★ Boyz Magazine

“A humorous look at rural England and the challenges facing LGBT teens who live far away from the big city" ★★★★ Carns Theatre Passion