Leading touring groups, Pentabus Theatre Company and New Perspectives begin their national touring season in Shropshire with Deirdre Kinahan’s play, Crossings.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Crossings is a new play by award-winning Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan, to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. A powerful and subversive new play that explores the unexpected stories of war past and present. The play brings together two deeply moving war stories separated by a hundred years and bound by the same village hall.
In 1919, Badgerbridge Village Hall is Margaret’s domain and the last place she expected to come face to face with Grace; a cross-dressing soldier who knew and loved Margaret's brother. Through this chance meeting their two lives collide resulting in an unlikely pairing that will change the course of both of 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 will dance you through a century exploring how we return, resettle and adapt.
WHEN & WHERE: 10 - 13 October
Wednesday 10 October | 7.30pm | Bromfield Village Hall | Shropshire
Thursday 11 October | 7.30pm | Bromfield Village Hall | Shropshire
Friday 12 October | 7.30pm | All Stretton Village Hall| Shropshire
Saturday 13 October | 7.30pm | Ludlow Assembly Rooms| Shropshire
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