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10th June 2021

by Sonia Jalaly presented by HighTide

HighTide present a work in progress extract of a new play by commissioned writer Sonia Jalaly.


A stack of postcards, a trail of secrets and an innate curiosity leads Beth to Blackpool where the lights flash and the rain glistens.

On a journey to find out who she is, Beth encounters all of what Blackpool has to offer from ballroom dancers to drag queens to organists to tribute acts. Someone must have the answers she’s looking for.


Oh We Do Like To Be tells an intergenerational story about nostalgia, identity and the good old British seaside through the eyes of a woman who longs to know who she is, featuring appearances from the likes of Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion and Bucks Fizz (kind of..)


HighTide’s mission is to develop productions and programmes that engage diverse communities with new theatre writing in the East of England. They work in partnership locally and nationally year-round to co-produce and tour their productions and celebrate their home; and are committed to innovation and inclusion to widen engagement and raise the quality of their work.


This work is made possible by Arts Council England.

Image credit: Steven Feather


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