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Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Crossing Lines

A new play by Anna Ledwich

Promenade PerformanceTickets
Family Friendly


Lend us your ears

1914. A West Sussex city. War looms and a community gathers to celebrate the brave young men marching for freedom.

1939. 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? 

Stories connect across time and across technologies as history haunts the present and the city’s young race to escape the dark forces poised to destroy the country they know. Using audio technology and live action, this promenade performance through the streets of Chichester asks: can an individual alter history by changing the channel?

Crossing Lines will take place across the heart of Chichester, with locations including Chichester Cathedral, Pallant House Gallery, The Novium Museum and the Bishop’s Palace Gardens. The audience will follow the action on foot.

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.

Important information – please read before booking.

  • Crossing Lines is a promenade production; the audience will follow the action on foot around the centre of Chichester. Details about the start and end location will be sent in advance.
  • As an immersive piece of theatre, audience members will use wireless headsets provided as part of the performance.
  • There is no formal seating and the audience will be required to stand during the scenes. However, there will be limited seating at each location for those with access requirements, and children may be able to sit on the ground.
  • Tickets are limited to a maximum of four per person.
  • Age guidance of 7+ 

Prologue 17 Blue Teal.

Cast & Creatives

Creative Team

Daniel Hill


Ryan Dawson Laight


David Lewington

Sound and Music

Zoie Golding

Movement Director

Pricing information

Tickets are limited to a maximum of four per person.

Promenade performances have no formal seating and most of the audience will be required to stand during the scenes. There will be limited seating for those who have access requirements.

Full price tickets: £20

Family tickets: Half price for up to three Under 16s attending with every full priced paying adult. 

Access Members: Half price for eligible members and their companions

Prologue members: £5

Family Tickets

Family Tickets Available

You can get Half Price tickets for up to four Under 16s attending with every full priced paying adult (up to a maximum of 10 tickets). 

Family Ticket discounts (selected performances) will be applied at the checkout page. 

Please note that this discount does not apply to Saturday evenings, Previews or Press Nights or to the lowest two prices in the Festival Theatre. All tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.

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Age Guidance 
Age 7+
Running Time
Approximately 1 hour 55 minutes including travel. There will be no interval.