When: 13th – 16th September 2018
Where: Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
£: Tickets cost £20 or £15 for concessions. To book, visit tickets.wmc.org.uk or phone 029 2037 1689
What is it?
National Theatre Wales (NTW) will continue its 2018 season with a new piece of theatre inspired by and performed in Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
Tide Whisperer, which runs from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th September, will lead audiences from the De Valence Pavillion, through the cobbled streets of Tenby, and on to the beach as the story unfolds.
Tide Whisperer is a series of stories based around the theme of refugees and migration. Written by poet and playwright Louise Wallwein MBE, Tide Whisperer is an immersive experience which will tackle the global phenomenon of displacement and mass movement. With countless numbers of migrants on the move from all over the world; what is it like to leave your home, and to live with the uncertainty of ever finding another?
On the shores of Tenby, people will gather. The tide is turning fast and a storm is coming. The future feels uncertain – humanity is on the move and seeking refuge. Will we be met by kindness or rejection; offered sanctuary or forced to survive the perilous, treacherous sea?
Audiences from across the globe will also get a chance to experience the production live, through a new partnership between NTW and Cardiff based Tramshed Tech. Tide Whisperer will be broadcast, as live, from the shores of Tenby via NTW’s YouTube and Facebook channels on Saturday 15th September at 7pm. The production will also be broadcast live at Tramshed Tech in Cardiff, the b-side Festival in Dorset and at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London.
National Theatre Wales’ Tide Whisperer forms part of the Welsh Government’s Year of the Sea. A campaign created by Visit Wales to celebrate Wales’ outstanding coastline, inviting you to discover epic experiences all around the Welsh shores. This production will also feature a number of local people from the community of Tenby.