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Pentabus Theatre’s CROSSINGS at Lustleigh Village Hall broadcast online

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We are excited to share that a live capture of Pentabus Theatre’s Crossings will be broadcast online and available to audiences from 14th-16th December.

The online broadcast is a chance to celebrate the rural tour, offering you the opportunity to catch it if you missed it, or watch again and share with your friends.

Crossings explores the unexpected stories of war past and present, and 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. It will be shown on the Pentabus website here: www.pentabus.co.uk/crossings-deirdre-kinahan-broadcast-online

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.

‘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!’
​Sophie Motley, Artistic Director of Pentabus

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.

‘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.’
Sally Anne Tye, Executive Director of New Perspectives

The live capture will be available on the Pentabus website here from 4pm on Friday 14th December till midnight on Sunday 16th December 2018.

Running Time 75 minutes | Recommended for ages 12 +

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