The Tide 2022


2nd July – 3rd September 2022

The Tide will play a series of dates in Summer 2022 at various locations: 

Duration: 30 minutes

Dates and Festivals

2nd – 3rd July Basingstoke Festival

16th July Grimsby Festival of the Sea 2022

23rd – 24th July Lighthouse Festival, Poole

 31st July Park Hill Park, Croydon (Coming soon)

13th – 14th August Journeys Festival International, Leicester

20th – 21st August SO Festival, Skegness

27th – 28th August Birmingham Weekender

3rd September Greenwich+Docklands International Festival



We are heading on tour with our outdoor production The Tide. Co-created by award-winning writer Ryan Calais Cameron and choreographer  Jade Hackett, The Tide highlights experiences of migration in the UK.

Holding a mirror to an evolving British culture, The Tide incorporates live music and moving explorations of the experiences of new arrivals in the UK as they navigate a new land. Cameron and Hackett’s multi-disciplinary production examines migration through an abstract and visually exciting lens, following stories of arrival, welcome, rejection and exclusion.

The Tide is Talawa’s first show ever designed for exclusively outdoor settings, enabling the artists to engage with audiences in a different and enriching way. 

Having wowed festival audiences in 2019 in a production supported by Without Walls and again in 2021, the production is touring from July to September, bringing this arresting anthology of experiences to life at festivals across the UK.

The Tide was created and developed with support from Talawa Theatre Company, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Breakin’ Convention.

  • Cast & Creatives

    Jade Hackett - Choreographer/Director

    Ryan Calais Cameron – Co-Writer

    Natalie Pryce - Designer

    Michael Sebastian - Musician/composer

    Production Manager & Producer - Samantha Nurse 

    Elsabet Yonas - Performer

    A dancer and choreographer, with a foundation in hip-hop. Performance work includes Sadlers Wells ‘Breakin’ Convention’ (2018), Talawa’s ‘The Tide’ (UK Tour 2019/21), and The Roundhouse’s ‘Hive City Legacy’ in collaboration with Hot Brown Honey (UK Tour 2018-19). All three works explore themes of otherness and reflect my dedication to amplify voices of underrepresented groups. Elsabet Yonas' work has been commissioned by and presented at Serendipity, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The Place, Arts Admin, Barbican, Lisa Ullman, Breakin’ Convention, Zinnema, and Tempo Festival amongst others.

    Patrick Stolze - Drummer/Performer

    Patrick moved to the UK at the age of 19, and started to work as a studio musician in Abbey Road, Angel Studios and Studio 13 by the time he turned 20. The tracks he is credited on received radio plays on the BBC and allowed him to build a name as a South-London-based Soul/R&B Drummer. He’s frequently playing London shows with 5 different Acts and recently hit the milestone of playing a festival main stage at the Great Estate in Cornwall. Currently he’s on contract at the Axis Studios in Bermondsey with his own remote recording setup, allowing him to be a full-time session musician.

    Jackie Kibuka Associate - Choreographer and Performer

    Jackie is an authentic, passionate and versatile movement artist, choreographer and movement director with over 12 years experience in many dance styles. Performance credits include Breaking Convention, London Fashion Week AW18, Diversity Live, ITV Loose Women, Resolution Festival, Clout! Fringe Festival (2019), The Tide - Talawa Theatre Company, Everyone's Talking about Jamie (film), Some Like It Hip Hop (2019) a ZooNation production, English National Opera - Drive in Live.Choreographer credits include: Assistant choreographer for National Theatre - Dick Whittington Panto, Movement director for British Book, Choreographer for Body Politic - THEM, Associate choreographer - Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, Studio 3 Arts - Black Art Matters commissioned artist 2021-2022. 

    Lizzie Bond - Stage Manager

    Lizzie is a graduate of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Credits include: DSM, Paperboy (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast) ASM, Jesus Christ Superstar (Birmingham Old Rep, Birmingham) CSM On the Book, Dick Whittington (The Towngate Theatre, Basildon) SM On the Book, Ballet Central Graduate Tour 2021 (Various Venues) TSM, The Tide Tour 2021 (Various Venues) CSM, David Copperfield (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester) CSM On the Book, Beauty and the Beast (The Towngate Theatre, Basildon), CSM, Human Nurture Tour 2022 (Various Venues), CSM on the book, Ballet Central Graduate Tour 2022 (Various Venues).

    David Bennie - Performer

    David has an enthusiasm for dance, music, art/design, teaching, and performing. Experience includes acting and stunt work for Warner Brothers, Disney, and Netflix. David utilises body and voice as language and expression, with each idea, step, and sound being a letter, and each choreography, song, and composition creating a tale. 

    William Brettle - Performer

    William graduated from Bodywork Company Dance Studios in 2018, training in numerous disciplines such as; Ballet, Jazz, hip-hop and Contemporary.  He is also a member of Elementz Entertainment, a Cambridge/London based hip-hop Company. William is currently exploring hip-hop theatre and other creative pathways and is excited to be working with Talawa and The Tide's creatives. 

    Sasha Shadid - Performer

    Sasha Shadid is a performer, actor and Choreographer. His work has gone through tours with Fagins Twist, ensemble in Hex the musical at The National Theatre, Lead of Clean Bandits "Everything but you" Music Video. Performing on stages such as The Roundhouse, Sadlers Wells and O2 arena and was assistant Choreographer for Polands "You can dance" TV show. As a movement artist and Teacher he has performed and facilitated spaces internationally and continues to direct creative works.

    Ola Papior - Performer

    Dancer, teacher & choreographer. Her journey with dance started at the age of 7. She has been passionate about hip-hop and the whole street dance genre from the beginning. Building her career in London allowed her to dance with prestigious international artists like Rihanna, be a part of big productions like Netflix, appear on TV shows like Xfactor and work for big brands like Adidas. In 2020 she also became a qualified life coach to help artists build their careers with a solid and healthy mindset. Dance is her lifelong relationship, and she is always open to exploring new sides of it. 

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