The Tide

Talawa Theatre Company

Dance, Theatre

A dinghy is washed up on a shore, carrying the hopes, aspirations and dreams of its passengers as they clamber out onto land.

Co-created by writer Ryan Calais Cameron and choreographer Jade Hackett, The Tide unpicks the stories and imagery of the most pertinent issue of our era: migration.

About Talawa Theatre Company

Talawa was founded in 1986 by Yvonne Brewster, Carmen Munroe, Mona Hammond and Inigo Espejel, in response to the lack of creative opportunities for Black actors and the marginalisation of Black peoples from cultural processes.

Today, Talawa is the primary Black theatre company in the UK, with more than 50 award-winning touring productions from African classics to Oscar Wilde behind it.

Our name, Talawa, comes from a Jamaican patois term and means gutsy and strong.

Creative / Production Credits

A Talawa Theatre Company, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, and Breakin’
Convention co-production.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits

Supported by Without Walls, and commissioned by Brighton Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival