Central (Story) Line
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Copenhagen Post
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ North West End
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ London Pub Theatre
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ London Theatre 1
We are Fingers Crossed, comprised of three performers/writers and one director/dramaturg, all equal Associate Artists in the company. Reflecting an ensemble-based philosophy, we create and devise our own work as a group. The company was forged in the cultural milieu of London when the members were studying Theatre and while united by our passion for art, what characterizes us is our international flavor. Denmark, Sweden, Spain, France, Canada and Colombia are all represented amongst us. This coming of cultures has given us a unique perspective on the world.
Our love of theatre is our strongest unifying factor, but it is also our conviction that these are exciting times for artists; that freedom of expression through this beautiful artform can be extremely powerful. Our work to date has reflected our deep interest in exploring historical events that have changed the world and we strongly seek to maintain the tradition of theatre alive in what has become a digitally driven society. We believe in a communal, collaborative process that encourages the creators involved to explore and expand the potential of live art.
We are also committed to creating an immersive environment, one that engages audiences beyond the act of bearing witness.
THIS IS CENTRAL (STORY) LINE
World War II is raging. England has opened its borders to safeguard unaccompanied
refugee children. 10.000 young Holocaust survivors have been sent to safety by their parents on the Kindertransport.
The year is 1940, the last Kindertransport to escape the German forces has arrived in England. Three anxious children await on the platform of Liverpool Street Station wondering what will happen next.
England saved their lives but at what cost?
Louise, Henry and Charlie are united by this historical event that changes and shapes their lives. Their friendship endures through political unrest, missing parents, heartbreak and ethnic segregation. When will the past stop haunting their present?
Central (Story) Line spans 67 years of friendship as they move from Churchill through Thatcher into Blair and beyond…
The 10.000 young survivors were small in number compared to the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. But for these child refugees, leaving home on the
Kindertransport – traumatic as it was – meant the difference between life and death.
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A big thanks to
Actor TONGCHAI O. HANSEN for all the production stills you see on the site - www.tongchaiohansen.com
Actress MAGDALENA SKERENCAK for introducing us to Charlie and Henry - the 2 friends on the Central Line that inspired our story.