Crystal Clear


Crystal Clear is a raw and humbling examination of sudden loss and our attempts to cope with it. It tells a story of love undone by fear and self-destruction, and exposes our fundamental need for human connection.
Crystal Clear at the Old Red Lion Theatre

Image by Lidia Crisafulli


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Old Red Lion Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 23 July 2019
Closes: Saturday 17 August 2019
Running time:1 hr 20 mins (no interval)
Age suitability: 15+

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Background


Note: contains nudity, mild sexual content, mild violence.


Devised by Phil Young, the play first premiered at The Old Red Lion in 1982 before transferring to the Wyndham's Theatre in 1983.


Returning to the Old Red Lion 37 years later, White Deer Theatre present a revival in which all performances have been made accessible for visually impaired audience members.


Synopsis


Richard - a young man with diabetes - is struggling.


As his health and relationship with long-term partner Jane deteriorate, he looks for comfort in the calming company of Thomasina, a poised and enigmatic blind woman.


When Richard abruptly loses his own sight, however, his intense but ill-fated connection with the serene Thomasina takes a tragic turn, and the two must confront the question of how their love survives in a world made for the sighted.


Crystal Clear is a raw and humbling examination of sudden loss and our attempts to cope with it.


It tells a story of love undone by fear and self-destruction, and exposes our fundamental need for human connection.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 23 July 2019

Press night:Thursday 25 July 2019

Closes:Saturday 17 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 3-00pm (7 and 14 Aug)

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm (4 and 11 Aug)


Tickets


Previews:
£12.50 (23 and 24 July)

Standard:
£17.50

Concessions:
£15.50

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Access information


All performances are audio described live by the cast.


Touch tours: offered for all performances at 6.15pm for evening shows, 1.45pm for matinees (requires Access ticket booked 24h in advance).


Relaxed performance: Wednesday 7th August, 3.00pm.


For any access questions please email info@whitedeertheatre.co.uk


Cast


Richard: Gareth Kennerley

Thomasina: Gillian Dean

Jane: Rakhee Sharma


Creatives


Author: Devised by Phil Young
Director: PJ Stanley
Designer: Luke W Robson
Lighting: Peter Small
Production: Pia-Ramona Wojtinnek; White Deer Theatre

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