Theatre

This Crossing

Date: Friday, Sep 25 - Sunday, Sep 27
Venue: Weston-super-Mare: Marine Lake

Outdoor world premiere of this new show inspired by writer and director Martin Bonger’s own experiences of becoming a father and surviving a traumatic accident.

A socially distanced, outdoor performance with original music, storytelling and the setting sun, This Crossing promises “a timely, tender story that mixes intimate emotions with the backdrop of a world in flux.

“1349. Death. A lot of death. The plague is running riot. It’s a difficult time to bring up a baby.

“Now. It’s still a difficult time to bring up a baby.

“In This Crossing, the two central characters make the same journey to the sea, 668 years apart. They are bound together by the shock of having created life, and are running away from the rush of emotion and fear that comes with new love.”

During the show, members of the audience are seated a safe distance away from each other, and are given a set of headphones on which to listen to the show’s soundtrack, while watching the changing light of a late summer’s evening. In the edge of their vision, they notice a person moving. An actor, or just a passer-by?

Following the performance, the audience will also be sent a filmed version of the story, featuring material by Weston-based photographer Paul Blakemore. Based on poetic imagery inspired by the show, it offers a unique additional take on the material.

Presented by Martin Bonger in association with LittleMighty, Theatre Orchard and Culture Weston.

Sept 25-27, Marine Lake, Weston-Super-Mare, 6pm, £10, ages 14+. For more info, visit cultureweston.org.uk/listings/this-crossing

 

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By steve wright, Friday, Sep 18 2020

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