Relish Theatre in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of
Time and Tide
James McDermott is a scriptwriter, performance poet and creative writing teacher based in East Anglia who is represented by Independent Talent.
James trained at UEA where he graduated with an MA (Distinction) in Scriptwriting and trained on The Royal Court Writer’s Group 2017 and on Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab 2016. James is currently one of four writers on Hampstead Theatre’s Inspire: The Next Playwright Program.
James’s plays include FAST FOOD starring Jude Law (Lyric Gala; Lyric Hammersmith), JUSTICE 39 (an outdoor theatre event in Luton co-written with Roy Williams and Atiha Sen Gupta), STREET LIFE (Norwich Theatre Royal Stage Two) and RUBBER RING (Pleasance Islington; UK Tour; Winner of Pulse Festival’s Suitcase Prize 2017) which has been published by Samuel French.
James is currently developing new plays with HighTide, Eastern Angles, Hampstead Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre and Norwich Playhouse and developing TV projects with Big Talk, Hat Trick, Shiny Button and Hare & Tortoise. James’s debut queer poetry collection ‘Manatomy’ is being published by Burning Eye Books in 2020 and will be accompanied by a UK poetry tour.
James is an associate artist at HighTide and Norwich Arts Centre. He is diversity consultant at Norwich Arts Centre and resident playwriting teacher at Norwich Theatre Royal and Marina Theatre Lowestoft. He is also a board member of INK New Writing Festival and Holt Festival.
Rob Ellis is a theatre director and dramaturg from North Yorkshire, based in London. He has a Masters in Theatre Directing from the University of East Anglia.
Directing includes CUTTINGS (Relish Theatre, The Hope Theatre), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare, Paris), TIME AND TIDE (Script Accelerator, Park Theatre), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Quite Right Theatre, Albert Square Gardens), UNICORN (Theatre N16), BLUEBIRD (Katzpace), THE 39 STEPS (Upstairs At The Gatehouse), SIX PACK (Leicester Square Theatre), CLYBOURNE PARK (St Brides Institute), A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEBT (Edinburgh Fringe).
As Associate/Assistant: BISMILLAH! AN ISIS TRAGICOMEDY (Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe; UK Tour; Pleasance, Islington; VAULT Festival), IT’LL BE ALT-RIGHT ON THE NIGHT (UK Tour; Pleasance, Islington; Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe), THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Iris Theatre, Covent Garden), A PRINCESS UNDONE (Park Theatre), THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK (Finborough Theatre).
Rob is the Artistic Director of Relish Theatre, and the Associate Artist of Wound Up Theatre (Associate Artist of the Pleasance Theatre Trust)
Amy is a freelance Producer from Glasgow, with an MA from the University of Kent.
As producer, credits include CUTTINGS (The Hope Theatre), TIME AND TIDE (Script Accelerator, Park Theatre) for Relish Theatre, SHAKESPEARE’S MAD WOMEN (small-scale UK tour), for Lady Garden Theatre, of which she is also a co-founder.
As production assistant for National Theatre Productions, credits include A TASTE OF HONEY and NINE NIGHT (both Trafalgar Studios). As assistant for the Michael Grandage Company: SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL, LABOUR OF LOVE, THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE.
Fizz Margereson is a sound designer and composer from Hertfordshire, with a degree in Music from York University. She is currently a resident Sound Designer for the Almeida Theatre, under the mentorship of Tom Gibbons.
Composition and design includes The Rebirth of Meadow Rain (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe), Butterflies (Zoo Venues, Edinburgh Fringe). Associate/Assistant designing includes The Duchess of Malfi (Almeida Theatre), Faces in the Crowd (The Gate Theatre), both designed by George Dennis.
Fizz was part of a BBC Proms programme for International Women’s Day as one of twelve young female composers who collaborated and created a piece that was recorded at Maida Vale Studios and broadcast on Radio 3. She has also composed for a BBC Introducing Concert in the North of England.
Caitlin Abbott trained in Theatre Design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and is a finalist for the 2019 Linbury Prize. She is currently an Assistant Designer at the RSC. Recent credits include: Arabian Nights (the egg), The Mullah of Downing Street (Chipping Norton Theatre), Cuttings (The Hope Theatre), Vampire Hospital Waiting Room (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh), Six Bad Poets (Playground Theatre), Bassett and The Changing Room (the egg), Knitmas: A Winter Yarn (Greenwich Theatre Studio) and The Elephant Man (Bristol Old Vic).
Recent work has included:
Production Management:Time and Tide (Park Theatre), The Process (Bunker Theatre), Germ Free Adolescent (Bunker Theatre), We Anchor In Hope (Bunker Theatre), Edinburgh Fringe (Mick Perrin Worldwide), Shakespeare UK and European Tour, RADA Festival, DRAMATIC DINING CABARET and ROTTERDAM (RADA), FUCK YOU PAY ME, BOX CLEVER/KILLYMUCK and GROTTY (Bunker), THE AMBER TRAP (Theatre503), HOARD, SITTING and MRS DALLOWAY (Arcola).
Stage Management: DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT (Oxford Playhouse), 80th ANNIVERSARY GALA (Oxford Playhouse), A PASSAGE TO INDIA (Tour/Park), RAISING MARTHA (Park), SCAPEGOAT (St Stevens Church) and KILL ME NOW (Park).
Martha Godfrey is a lighting designer based in London. Recent work includes: Before I Was A Bear (The Bunker); I Wanna Be Yours (UK Tour and Bush); Unknown Rivers (Hampstead Downstairs); We Dig (Ovalhouse); Cabildo (Arcola Theatre); Since U Been Gone and Pink Lemonade (both Assembly Hall); GREY (Ovalhouse); WHITE (Ovalhouse, Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe, UK Tour); Exceptional Promise (Bush); Fuck You Pay Me (The Bunker/Rich Mix/ Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe/Vaults Festival); Finding Fassbender; 3 Billion Seconds; Blue Thunder; I Would Like to Get to Know You; Dangerous Lenses; Lola (all Vaults Festival); Bury the Dead (Finborough); Kingdom (Camden Peoples Theatre); Hear Me Howl (Old Red Lion); Pecs: The 80’s Show (Soho).
London credits include Stage Crew for War Horse (National Theatre UK and International Tour 2019) at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.
Stage Manager for Flat Out (2019) at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, cover for Market Boy (2019) at the Union Theatre, Strike Up The Band (2019) at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, The Story of My Life (2018) at Ibstock Place School, Tobacco Road (2018) at the Pleasance Theatre Trust, Time & Tide (2018) at the Park Theatre (Script Accelerator scheme) and Schrödinger’s Dog (2018) at the White Bear Theatre.
Other credits include Stage Manager for A Monster Musical! (2018) at C Venues (Edinburgh Fringe), Hansel and Gretel (2018), Speed Death of the Radiant Child (2017) and Trainspotting (2017) at the Warwick Arts Centre.
Deputy Stage Manager for HMS Pinafore (2018) and Hormones (2018) at the Warwick Arts Centre.
Assistant Stage Manager for Little Shop of Horrors (2017), Mess (2017), Follies (2017) and As You Like It (2016) at the Warwick Arts Centre.