HighTide Rising

20th May 2023

Saturday 20 May 2023

2.30pm – 6pm followed by a celebratory bar, with your first drink on us!  (Doors open from 2pm)

A one day play reading festival in the beautiful, countryside setting of Wingfield Barns, Suffolk. 

With script-in-hand extracts from new plays, a chance to hear from the writers, plus folk music and a drink on us – HighTide Rising is a chance to celebrate the East of England as a seedbed of exceptional playwriting talent. 

This year’s HighTide Rising playwrights are Tassa Deparis, Guleraana Mir, Eloise Pennycott and Tom Ratcliffe. Readings directed by Yasmin Hafesji and Beth Kapila.

HighTide Rising is being co-hosted by leading, East Anglian playwrights Juliet Gilkes Romero and Lucy Kirkwood and is part of the strategic partnership between HighTide and UEA.

HighTide Rising is sponsored by Adnams and generously supported by Diana Hiddleston and Clare Parsons


Wingfield Barns, Church Road, Wingfield, Suffolk, IP21 5RA

Getting there:

Wingfield Barns is a beautiful and historic venue situated in the village of Wingfield on the Norfolk/Suffolk border just 3 miles north of Stradbroke. It is 7 miles from Eye and 10 miles from Diss. We encourage our audiences to use public transport wherever possible. The nearest train station is in Diss and we are arranging a subsidised minibus service between Diss train station and Wingfield Barns. Please book your minibus ticket via our website. Once you have booked your performance ticket/s, the next screen will take you to our minibus options.

There is a free car park at the venue. If you’re coming by car, please try to share your car with others.

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