HighTide, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts present two interweaving plays, written by talented writers Vinay Patel (Doctor Who) and Tallulah Brown (Songlines). These new works, written as radio plays, have been created in tandem and have a playful rapport. Vinay Patel’s The Shores tells the story of enduring humanity over 8,000 years, and complements Brown’s Silver Darlings that centres on a mystical mermaid, examining how first sinking into the depths of the unknown is the way back to the surface.

Cast & Creatives

  • Tallulah Brown Writer
    Tallulah wrote HighTide's 2018 Festival hit Songlines, a new play with music set in Suffolk. Tallulah has written as part of the Soho Theatre’s Young Company and the Channel 4 Screenwriting Scheme. In 2017 Tallulah was featured on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist. Tallulah is currently on the BBC TV Drama Writers' Programme, developing a script with Sister Pictures.
  • Vinay Patel Writer
    Vinay’s debut play, True Brits, made in association with HighTide, opened at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, before transferring to the Bush Theatre and Vault Festival. His first piece for television, Murdered By My Father, won the Royal Television Society award for Best Single Drama and was nominated for three BAFTAs. Most recently, Vinay has written for the latest series of Doctor Who and his play, An Adventure, ran at the Bush in late 2018.