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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.
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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Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 3-00pm (7 and 14 Aug)
Saturday - 3-00pm
Sunday - 3-00pm (4 and 11 Aug)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard: Gareth Kennerley
Thomasina: Gillian Dean
Jane: Rakhee Sharma
Author: Devised by Phil Young
Director: PJ Stanley
Designer: Luke W Robson
Lighting: Peter Small
Production: Pia-Ramona Wojtinnek; White Deer Theatre