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Writer : Ted Hughes
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting Designer : Azusa Ono

Enter the timeless world of folklore and fable, stories with familiar elements approached from deliciously unexpected angles!

THE TIGER'S BONES
New Perspectives bring three hugely imaginative and funny stories from one of the giants of 20th century British poetry vividly to life in a brand new production for children and family audiences.
The Coming of the Kings is a wild retelling of the nativity
Sean, the Fool, the Devil and The Cats is a cautionary tale about eating the wrong person's stew
The Tiger's Bones is a brief history of the foolishness of modern man

Ted Hughes had a lifelong passion for nurturing creativity in the young and this dazzling and brilliant collection of short plays for children and families follows in the footsteps of How the Whale Became and The Iron Man.

This energetic ensemble production blending drama, comedy, poetry and music transported audiences into a joyous world of mischief and mayhem.


Target audience age: 7-11yrs
Running time: 70 mins
Interval length: mins

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

EXCITE, CHALLENGE & ENGAGE
One of the many things we do is to turn village halls into professional theatre spaces.

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Whether you’re a theatre lover, rural champion, or believe in widespread access to the arts then please help us make our work. Like every actor on stage, or each word on the page, every donor plays a vital role, your support can make a real difference... Find out more

YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS
An original gift for rural champions and theatre lovers everywhere. Find out more...

We have reached over half of our fundraising target for our new young people's project - but we still need your support.  Find out more...
 
 

TOURING

IN 2018
Jane Upton's autobiographical new play

Touring in 2018 due to popular demand
 
A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

 
THE FISHERMEN
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

IN DEVELOPMENT
THE LUNCHBOX
 
Love and food combined as Indian film adapted for stage

NEWS

A TRIBUTE TO OUR FOUNDER
We pay our respects to David Johnston, one of New Perspectives founders who died recently with a few words here

ANNOUNCING GLOBAL STORIES 
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out more here...

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THE FISHERMEN
One of Africa's new voices inspires stage adaptation. Find out more here...
 
A UNIVERSAL RELATIONSHIP
Writer Jane Upton and designer Sara Perks share some memories. Find out more here...
 
LISTEN UP!
Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories collected in Mansfield Find out more here...

We make theatre accessible to communities nationwide because we think #culturematters
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