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Writer : Jack McNamara (adapted for stage from the classic children's picture book by John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway. With music by James Atherton )
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Amy Jane Cook
Lighting Designer : Mark Pritchard

What a to-do!
One hot summer's day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. The picnickers panic and the farmer stops haymaking. The wasps are noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don't mind who they sting! That is until the baker has an ingenious idea...

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Following successful tours of Farm Boy and The Butterfly Lion (Michael Morpurgo), Not Now, Bernard (David McKee) and The Tiger's Bones and Other Stories (Ted Hughes), we bring one of the most loved picture books to life on stage to enthral a new generation.

Join the villagers in their giant sandwich-making plan to defeat the wasps and help save the day, in a fun-packed feast for 3-7 year olds and their families.


THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH
Listen here to get a flavour of what's in store...

For further information and 2018 tour availability please contact Sally Anne Tye on 07966 454387 or email sally@newperspectives.co.uk

The Giant Jam Sandwich was originally presented in association with Derby LIVE
Production photography by Pamela Raith; audience etrailer by Swainson Productions. With thanks to support from Hartley's and Norman's Music.

Target audience age: A fun packed show designed for 3-7 year olds and their families.
Running time: 1 hours 3 mins
Interval length: no interval mins

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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 . 

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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...

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