Runtime: 1h 30m
‘‘In the water now up to the waist, there are some who struggle to walk, staying upright as best they can, holding what’s left of their belongings, clinging to one another, like soldiers returning from battle...” One Who Wants To Cross has no identity. Their nationality has little meaning. They are from a country where leaving is forbidden. They could be a factory worker, a geographer, or a journalist. They could be escaping by beach, open sea, desert, or forest. They are leaving everything behind them to reach the other side and make a new start over there, risking everything – including unimaginable suffering and often death. Bringing a contemporary human tragedy into devastating focus, One Who Wants To Cross is a dramatic meditation on migrants, wherever their place of origin… Recipient of multiple French awards (Centre National du Théâtre, Guérande, Influenscènes, TAPS, Panta Théâtre), One Who Wants To Cross received its world premiere at the Théâtre du Rond-Point, recorded for France Culture, and also been staged as a reading – including director Stanislas Nordey’s production at the Théâtre National de Strasbourg, starring Emmanuelle Béart. Acclaimed director Alice Hamilton now directs the UK premiere at the Finborough Theatre.