A HighTide production.

I’ve had more than my fair share of fun. Loved all the people I’m gonna love… It’s time to pass the wheelchair on.

Old friends Carl and Mikey must say their farewells this evening as Mikey makes plans to leave the care home that has become their new stomping ground.  Troll Face just wants to keep things running to time and Etienne is forced to see out his community service with two old geezers scrounging for fags.

Shut away from a world where pensioners steal in order to feed themselves and dreaming of a youth spent in the dingy corner of a seedy club, two lifelong friends are forced to say their goodbyes.  When memory is fading and the past is clouded with a lifetime of drink and drugs, what is true and how to live is called into question.

Laura Poliakoff’s debut play is a powerful call to arms for a generation of twenty year olds not considering their own old age.  How we care for our elderly, where we put them and the sacrifices that are made fuels this often comic yet touching play.

Clockwork played at HighTide Festival 2012.

Cast & Creatives

  • Rachel Atkins
  • Shomarri Diaz
  • Kern Falconer
  • Russell Floyd Gerry
  • Matilda Ziegler
  • Laura Poliakoff Writer
  • Steven Atkinson Director
    Steven Atkinson is co-founder and the Artistic Director of HighTide. His directing credits for HighTide include In Fidelity (Traverse Theatre); The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie (Arcola Theatre); Those Who Trespass (Arts Educational Schools London); Forget Me Not (Bush Theatre); So Here We Are (Royal Exchange Theatre); Lampedusa (Soho Theatre); peddling (Arcola Theatre, Off-Broadway); Pussy Riot: Hunger Strike (Bush Theatre, Southbank Centre); Neighbors (Nuffield Theatre); Bottleneck (Soho Theatre, UK tour); ClockworkBethany; Incoming; Dusk Rings A Bell (Watford Palace Theatre); Lidless (Trafalgar Studios); Muhmah; The Pitch (Latitude). His other productions include Chicken (Paines Plough Roundabout) and The Afghan and the Penguin (Radio 4).
  • Richard Kent Design
    The Country Girls (Chichester), Dead Funny (Vaudeville Theatre), Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre), Unfaithful (Found111), Oliver (Grange Park Opera), Watership Down (The Watermill), The Winter’s Tale and Cymbeline (The Globe), The Cocktail Party (Print Room at the Coronet), The Mentalists (Wyndhams Theatre), Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory), Outside Mullingar (Theatre Royal Bath), Man to Man (Wales Millenium Centre), Multitudes (Tricycle), Anything Goes, This is my family (Sheffield Crucible + UK Tour), Bad Jews, (Ustinov Bath, St James, Arts, Haymarket, Uk Tour), The Colby Sisters Of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, A Boy and His Soul, Paper Dolls (Tricycle), Handbagged (Tricycle, Vaudeville + UK Tour), The Merchant of Venice (Singapore Repertory Theatre), The El. Train (Hoxton Hall) Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios 2), Macbeth, Sheffield Mysteries (Sheffield Crucible), Neighbors, (Hightide Festival + Nuffield), The Dance of Death (Donmar Trafalgar), Josephine Hart Poetry Week (ARTS), 13 (NYMT, Apollo), Clockwork (Hightide Festival), Titanic – Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioners Inquiry: 1912 (MAC Theatre, Belfast), Richard II  (Donmar Warehouse), Mixed Marriage (Finborough Theatre), Decline and Fall (Old Red Lion), Stronger and Pariah (Arcola), Gin and Tonic and Passing Trains (Tramway, Glasgow). Richard worked as Associate to Christopher Oram from 2008 – 2012.
  • Matt Prentice Lighting
  • Tom Mills Music and Sound
  • Richard Fitch Assistant Director
  • Camilla Evans Casting Director
  • Silki D Morrison Stage Manager