Joe Dennis

Tides... the intense waves of life constantly moving, in and out, up, and down, sometimes gentle, and other times big and overwhelming. We've all experienced immense highs and lows, right? Well try dealing with them when you're on the Autism Spectrum.

Dylan Ward is autistic. He doesn't connect with people quite like how others can. He can't follow conventional norms in the way that is expected from him, he doesn’t communicate in the same way, he has his own way of thinking, and his own way of doing things. Sadly, the rest of the world seems to not understand this. So how do you navigate a world which operates on a completely different wavelength to the one that you’re on?

A one person show based on the writer and performers real experiences of having and dealing with being on the autism spectrum, mixing movement, text, voice-overs, and combining heightened, Monty Pythonesque humour with a touch of real-world drama. Tides presents a story about identity and trying to figure out who you really are and who you’re really meant to be.

This is an insight into the world of at least one autistic individual... and the turbulence that they constantly face.

"Packed with humour and momentum... enormously engaging stage presence" - Reviews Hub.

"A deeply honest play... An understated and highly personal presentation of the complexities of autism" - British Theatre Guide.

"The energy of a stand-up comedian, the character versatility of a Shakespearean actor... Joe has excellent physical and vocal command of the stage – and audience concentration during this hour-long performance never falters... Dylan says that autism is his superpower. But for Joe Dennis, his superpower is clearly his talent to entertain" - Manchester Theatre Academy.

Audience Feedback:

"Brilliantly performed, exceptionally put together. Undoubtedly the best piece of modern theatre I've ever seen. 10/10"

Event Details

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins

Price: £12

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Strong language and depictions of greif

Suitable for ages: 18+

See venue page for accessibility information.

8 August 2024 7.00pm

Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Full: £12

Conc: £10

9 August 2024 7.00pm

Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Full: £12

Conc: £10


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