The Crossing Place

"Three strangers meet in the middle of nowhere, in a Crossing Place far from home. In their meeting, the last untouched space is tarnished forever"


The Crossing Place

The Crossing Place is the first English speaking theatre production based on the work of Tomas Tranströmer. It is Inspired by his poem collection titled “The Truth-Barrier”. Tranströmer's poetry is spoken and brought to life through violent physical theatre, the spoken poetry of Tranströmer and the music of Franz Schubert.

The Team

Created by: Johan Bark, Michael Blundell-Lithco, Ciaran John, Chris Mawson
Director: Johan Bark
Lighting Design: Daniel James Spreadborough
Set and Costume Design: Abigail Screen

Praise For The Crossing Place

★★★★ This imaginative, experimental piece keeps the viewer gripped and entertained.
— Three Weeks
★★★★ This is a strange and moving piece of physical theatre, high-octane and cerebral
— Broadway Baby
The intensity of the physical detail is striking...
— Exeunt Magazine
I didn’t like Tranströmer’s poetry before seeing your performance, it made me see the beauty of the words.
— An audience member from Västerås, Sweden
Magical and weird in the best way possible.
— An audience member from Västerås, Sweden

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Photographer: Martin Bohm

Interview with director Johan Bark about The Crossing Place