TIDAL is a love letter to Cork’s River Lee. It is a warning. It is a myth. It is a memory.
As Ireland’s second city faces increasing threats from rising sea levels and climate change, this devised play explores how we must grapple with both our own past and future in order to prevent ecological disaster.
Through choreographed movement, poetry and verbatim interviews with Cork locals and politicians, TIDAL is a timely response to the ongoing debate over the Lee Flood Walls proposed by Cork City Council and the damage they may wreak.
As Rivers Rise, So Must We.
performed in smock alley theatre’s scene+heard festival 2020
Written and Directed by Marcus Bateson
Devised and Performed by Maia Purdue, Lucy Holmes and Aoife Connolly O’Sullivan
Choreographed by Carly Harward
Sound by Philip Holmes
Costume by Kiah Ronaldson
Set by Rían Hamill
Stage Managed by Emily Cooke
Production Managed by Alice Bellamy
Lighting by Matt McGowan
Produced by Zara Fitzgerald