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Update - Crossing The Line Tour 2020

Crossing The line had a successful week, over 700 people watched the performance; from young people to parents and care professionals. Sadly due to the Coronavirus and Government directives for the safety of the participants and all involved the tour was postponed.


Breaking Barriers would like to thank all the venues, Rochdale safer Communities, GMP, Sunrise and Programme Challenger for their continued support 'CTL' will honour those cancelled venues at the end of the year. When the monologue will premiere in 20 primary schools providing much needed early intervention to keep our young people safe.

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Sean wants out. The elders want their debt paid.

He’s always looked out for his little brother, Ben, but now with the elders on his back, Sean’s got a decision to make which threatens everything and everyone he cares about.


Will he cross the line?

'Crossing the Line' looks at what it means to feel trapped with no escape routes. This powerful contemporary story told through an intimate emotionally charged performance, promotes relevant and important peer conversations amongst young people.

The play and accompanying interactive facilitated workshop explores issues of identity, belonging and exploitation for a character in a seemingly impossible situation.

We also adapted the theatre play into a short film which you can view here.

If you're interested in bringing Crossing The Line to a group or venue you're involved contact us by clicking the "Get In Touch" button below.

'Crossing The Line'  intro film. Directed by Parvez Qadir Film maker Nick Farrimond
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This short claustrophobic film was shot to accompany the live monologue experience. Portraying 24hrs seen through the eyes of a drug runner.

Role: Director & writer.Funded by Arts Council England, Link4Life and Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership

"I wouldn’t have thought about any of that before today – I might have fallen for it (grooming) before, but not now!” 

Audience member and workshop participant (13yrs)

"This innovative multi-agency partnership project, made in Rochdale, keeps the authentic voices of local young people centre stage. We do well to listen and learn from them." 

Gail Hopper, Director of Children’s Services RMBC

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