A festival celebrating emerging writers will showcase a new play charting the “second coming” of global icon Kanye West.

HighTide Festival usually takes place in Aldeburgh but this September it will also transfer to a temporary space in Walthamstow.

Sam Steiner’s Kanye the First will look at identity and guilt in contemporary culture, while also following the rise of the American rapper.

It will be Steiner’s first commissioned play at the festival, after finding success with Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, which sold out at Edinburgh Fringe and had a reading by Sienna Miller and Russell Tovey in New York last year.

The festival will also feature the premiere of Heroine by Nessah Muthy, which follows a soldier trying to fit back into society after a medical discharge from the army.

Theresa Ikoko’s Girls, which made its debut at HighTide last year, will also return.

The programme also includes twelve comedy and cabaret shows, as well as talks, street food and site-specific work.

For more information, visit: hightide.org.uk