Time and Tide

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There is a storm brewing in Cromer both on the beach and inside the Caff.

May (Erin Geraghty) an ex-dancer has been running the Caff with her Mother for years, however May has put the Caff up for sale now her mother has passed away, and plans to move to Suffolk to live with an old friend.

Nemo (Josh Barrow) is about to go off to college in London and start a new life, but the ties to Cromer are strong and he’s scared to make such a big change, he doesn’t know if it’s the right thing to do.

Daz (Ishmel Bridgeman) is best mates with Nemo but is confused as to what kind of love he feels towards him, is it friendship or is it more, and what should he do about it. Plus should he go to college to learn a trade in preparation for his own future?

Ken (Paul Lavers) the local baker who’s been baking & delivering in the town is finding a decline in customers due to the big brands coming along. He’s in love with May and now she is selling and moving away, should he take a chance to say something, would that convince her to stay?

This play has a strong regional theme being based in Cromer with the use of local references, which are an audience pleaser, however the main themes which are covered are global. It’s about relationships, friendships, trying to discover who you are and who you are not, making big life choices, taking chances. It’s also about love and how it is never easy or straightforward.

The story all happens in one day, the day Nemo is set to leave town and there is a weather storm brewing. Emotions are running high and time seems to be running out to make decisions. It’s also very current with regards to small local businesses finding it tough when the big brands move in, plus there are LGBT themes.

It’s very relatable as it is day-to-day life in the caff with regular people having their friendships pushed to the limits. Being relatable it makes us think what would we do in those situations and would we be able to make the right decisions for ourselves?

It’s also fun, while there are serious themes there is humour in there for the light relief.  This play is on tour around the region and it one to support.

Photo Credit: Sarah Rigby

This reviews first appeared on GrapevineLIVE


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