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A Seasonal Sharing of Crossings By Deirdre Kinahan

05 December 2018

A SEASONAL SHARING OF CROSSINGS
By Deirdre Kinahan 
14-16 December 2018

Watch the Crossings Live Capture via YouTube links which will be featured on both New Perspectives and Pentabus websites: 
www.newperspectives.co.uk
www.pentabus.co.uk

The powerful and subversive drama Crossings will be broadcast online and available to audiences from 14-16 December to mark the first collaborative tour produced by leading touring theatre companies Pentabus Theatre and New Perspectives.

Kinahan's play, which explores the unexpected stories of war past and present, has captivated audiences on its premiere 25 date rural tour across 12 counties (Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Herefordshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire). The online broadcast is 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 will be broadcast complete with captions.

Written by award-winning Dublin-based playwright Deirdre Kinahan (Spinning, These Halcyon Days, Bogboy), Crossings marked the first joint commission from these West and East Midlands based rural companies.

The cast features: Victoria Brazier whose recent works include The Secret Garden (York Theatre Royal and Theatre by the Lake) Hard Times (Northern Broadsides) and Three Mothers (Waterloo East) and Will O'Connell whose recent theatre includes Class (Traverse Theatre, Galway Arts Festival, Abbey Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival), Swansong (Kilkenny Arts Festival) and Luck Just Kissed You Hello (HotForTheatre/GIAF/Dublin Theatre Festival). Victoria will play Margaret and Mirjana, and Will plays Grace and Sean. 

Artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre Company Sophie Motley said: 'We try to live stream or live capture all of our plays directly from village halls to your computers. It gives you the real sense of the pure joy felt watching rural theatre in a village hall. Deirdre Kinahan's play is a beautiful, intimate piece of theatre, and we're thrilled that audiences will be able to watch it again or for the first time from the wonderful Lustleigh Village Hall in Devon!' 

Sally Anne Tye, New Perspectives' Executive Director added: 'As rural touring champions, making  the production available to see online presents an opportunity for audiences who have enjoyed a live performance to view it again and share their experience more widely with friends and family and to offer new audiences the chance to experience a village hall performance wherever they live.'

The live capture will be available from 4pm on Fri 14 December till midnight on Sun 16 December 2018 via www.pentabus.co.uk or www.newperspectives.co.uk
Running Time 75 minutes | Recommended for ages 12 +


Creative Team

Writer                                    Deirdre Kinahan
Director                                Sophie Motley
Set and Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound Designer                  Helen Skiera
Costume and Props            Carl Davies
Movement Director              Kitty Winter
Voice and Accent Coach     Emma Stevens-Johnson
Associate Sound Designer Joe Dines

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New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 


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