Writer : Deirdre Kinahan
Director : Sophie Motley
Designer : Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound Designer : Helen Skiera
Photography by Kirsten McTernan
We were delighted to broadcast online and available to audiences from 14-16 December 2018 to mark the first collaborative tour produced ourselves and Pentabus. Deirdre Kinahan's play, explored the unexpected stories of war past and present and captivated audiences on a premiere 25 date rural tour across 12 counties (Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Herefordshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire).
The online broadcast was designed to celebrate the rural tour, offering even more audiences the chance to get a taste of the intimacy of a village hall performance by broadcasting a performance of Crossings filmed in Lustleigh Village Hall in Devon. The show was broadcast complete with captions.
The village hall, 1919. This is Margaret's domain and the last place she expected to come face to face with Grace, who knew Margaret's brother in the war. Through this chance meeting their two lives collide resulting in an unlikely pairing that will change the course of both their futures.
Fast forward to 2019. Sean can't find his mother to meet Mirjana from the care company, here to help her stay in her own home. Mirjana is from Sarajevo, but has lived in the village since escaping the war there as a teenager. The village hall has been her solace and proves an unlikely link between them.
With live music, waltzing and unexpected connections, two actors danced through a century exploring how we return, resettle and adapt.
Running time: approx 90 mins
Interval length: 15 mins