Cft Crossinglines 2200 X600 Px.

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Chichester Festival Youth Theatre


A new play by Anna Ledwich

August - dates to be confirmed

Friends and Supporters priority booking Opens Friday 31 May

General booking Opens Saturday 1 June

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1918. A West Sussex city. A celebration of a war hard won. A community dances, drinks and gives thanks for a narrow escape.

1941. Under the shadow of invasion, the city’s young are offered up once more to a conflict on foreign soil.

2019. The same city and a new threat is looming. Borders are collapsing. Communities uprooted. People are on the move. There is only one route to safety and only one means of communication, via the airwaves… but can they be trusted?

Three stories connect across time and across technologies as history haunts the present and secrets are unearthed by a community in turmoil.

Using digital technology and live action, this promenade performance through the streets of Chichester asks: can an individual alter history by changing the channel?

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s renowned biennial outdoor productions include Grimm Tales (2017) and the award-winning Running Wild (2015).

CFT’s new Writer-in-Residence, Anna Ledwich adapted Beauty and the Beast for CFYT in 2017 and was co-Artistic Director of Theatre on the Fly at Chichester in 2012. Director Daniel Hill has devised and directed over 40 productions for young people, including promenade productions of Alice’s Adventures and Wind in the Willows.

Ages 7+

Prologue 17 Blue Teal.

Prologue tickets available. Sign up to our mailing list for booking details.

Creative Team

Director Daniel Hill

Designer Ryan Dawson Laight

Sound and Music David Lewington

Movement Director Zoie Golding

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