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

"engaging and interactive...the best kind of children's theatre" The Stage

2 - 28 August 2017: Pleasance Above - Pleasance Courtyard Click here to book


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...

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...

The Giant Jam Sandwich is presented in association with Derby LIVE
Production photography by Pamela Raith; etrailer by Swainson Productions. With thanks to support from Hartley's.
For further information and future tour availability please contact Sally Anne Tye on 07966 454387 or email sally@newperspectives.co.uk

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

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 . 

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One of the many things we do is to turn village halls into professional theatre spaces.

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TOURING

IN 2017
PLEASANCE COURTYARD DOUBLE

THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH

FINDING NANA
Jane Upton's autobiographical new play
2 - 28 August 2017 Pleasance Beside, Edinburgh

HARVEST
Regional premiere of Richard Bean's rural saga
 
IN 2017

THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
A Finnish melancomedy adapted for stage

NEWS

 
New Perspectives and NTA look forward to welcoming conference delegates to Nottingham  Find out more here...
 
Help us celebrate new writing at our SUMMER GARDEN PLAY READINGS - the winners of the Long Play Competition. Find out more and R.S.V.P. here...
 
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING WITH ESTHER RICHARDSON
Join Pilot Theatre Artistic Director on 1 July for a day focusing on immersive performance. Find out more...

NEW PROJECT INSPIRED BY JOHN BERGER'S MASTERPIECE
Keep up to date here as  our A Fortunate Man project unfolds Find out more...

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