HighTide presents a rehearsed reading of Normal at HighTide Festival 2015.

Living in London and born to Nigerian parents; Sam is ‘done’. His inability to come to terms with childhood grief- compounded by detachment from his family and culture leaves him unable to cope with the dichotomy of wanting to belong, yet not knowing where. Painful memories resurface and startling realisations ensure as we join Sam on his journey to battle thoughts and feelings he’d rather not have.

Theresa Ikoko’s striking debut, Normal, explores family, relationships, grief, mental heath and reveals surprising truths.

Cast & Creatives

  • Theresa Ikoko Writer
    Following the staged reading of Normal in HighTide Festival 2015, Theresa Ikoko, a Talawa Writers’ Programme playwright, returns to HighTide for her debut production. Her play Girls premieres at the 2016 HighTide Festival, and recently won the Alfred Fagon Award and was a named finalist for the Verity Bargate Award.
  • Stephanie Street Director