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Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Crossing Lines

A new play by Anna Ledwich

Promenade PerformanceTickets
Family Friendly


Friends and Supporters priority booking Opens Friday 31 May

General booking Opens Saturday 1 June

Due to extremely limited capacity for Crossing Lines, priority booking will be through ballot only, when an allocation of tickets will be made available for members exclusive use. Ballot winners will be given access to a 24-hour priority booking period. Visit our ballot page for more information and how to enter the ballot between 24 and 29 May.

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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.

Important information – please read before booking.

  • Crossing Lines is a promenade production, so the audience will follow the action on foot around various locations outdoors in the centre of Chichester. Further details about where the performance will start and end will be sent to audience members closer to their performance date.
  • As an immersive piece of theatre, much of the action will happen around you and audience members will use wireless headsets provided by our ushers as part of the performance.
  • Promenade performances have no formal seating and most of the audience will be required to stand during the scenes. However, there will be limited seating at each location for any audience members who have access requirements, and children may be able to sit on the ground.
  • Tickets are limited to a maximum of four per person
  • We have a recommended age guidance of 7+ but encourage parents to use their judgement as to whether this production is suitable for their child, as the performance will last approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes including travel on foot between scenes.
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Cast & Creatives

Creative Team

Daniel Hill


Ryan Dawson Laight


David Lewington

Sound and Music

Zoie Golding

Movement Director

Pricing information

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

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Age Guidance 
Age 7+