Arts Council England funding for Hidden Project from January 2017

A Grant for the Arts award means we’ll be expanding and developing the project throughout 2017! Our new website will up and running soon, but in the meantime check here for more updates…


Our playwright Vickie Donoghue

Vickie Donoghue is a playwright and writer for TV. Her debut full-length play, Mudlarks, was developed through High Tide’s Escalator Programme and produced by The Bush, following its premiere at the 2012 High Tide Festival.


Alix, 14, lives on quiet Hayling Island. One cold, misty Saturday morning on the beach she and her friend, Samir, find themselves saving a drowning asylum seeker. Faced with the most difficult decision of their lives, what should Samir and Alix do?

how can you be involved?

Our project team is working with partners in the Kent, Hampshire & Essex area: please contact us if you also want to help us realise the plans we have. Find out how you can be part of the Hidden project…

our team

Producer/Directors Stuart Mullins & Rebecca Hayes Laughton met during their MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Iraqi Theatre Maker Temor Alkaisi from Ovalhouse’s The Paper Project is our creative partner

project development

At the heart of the project are young people. The young people who live in a British society that constantly questions and debates the presence of its immigrant population. We also want to meet and hear the stories of those young refugees landing here in England. Homeless with no family, like Samir in the book, traumatised by the violence and terror witnessed in their homelands.

Miriam Halahmy

Miriam Halahmy is an author and a poet. She publishes novels, poetry and short fiction for children, teens and adults. Miriam has extensive experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers, both as a teacher for 25 years and as a workshop facilitator for the Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture and for English PEN.