A HighTide production.

Two months ago, Steph’s soldier husband was killed in Afghanistan. One winter morning, just before dawn, he appears.

Incoming examines Britain’s place in the world and the sacrifices made for that place; and the repercussions, both private and public, of those sacrifices. It is a first play of true wisdom and sensitivity, by the poet, novelist, critic and academic, Andrew Motion.

Incoming played HighTide Festival, Latitude Festival, Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, and the House of Commons.

Finely-acted and sensitively directed

The Stage

Cast & Creatives

  • Penny Layden
  • Christian Bradley
  • Timon Greaves
  • 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).
  • takis Design
  • Matt Prentice Lighting
  • Steve Mayo Sound
  • Silki D Morrison Stage Manager
  • Will Wrightson Assistant Director