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Writer : Richard Bean
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Amy Jane Cook
Lighting Designer : Alexandra Stafford
Sound Designer : James Atherton

"God made the country - man made the town" - Virgil (70-19 BC)
A blend of serious social history and boisterous rural drama.HARVEST

By 1914 all 82 acres of Kilham Wold Farm near Driffield, East Yorkshire, had been in Harrison hands for 30 years, taken from a local landowner after unwittingly winning a wager. With war now raging around them, brothers William and Albert have to face their heritage and tirelessly fight for their family's survival against a rapidly changing world.

From the writer of the international hit One Man, Two Guvnors, Harvest was first performed at the Royal Court in September 2005. For the first time a 6-strong ensemble present this sweeping rural saga, an epic story spanning the 20th century. This darkly entertaining comedy tells the story of one rural family's survival in a changing agricultural landscape, over generations of births, deaths, love and a lifetime of farming.

The cast on location at Redfield House Farm: photography by Julian Hughes
HARVEST - cast on location

Target audience age: 14yrs+ contains strong language and some adult themes
Running time: approx 2hrs 30mins
Interval length: 15 mins 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
HARVEST
Rural premiere of Richard Bean's rural saga

IN 2018
Jane Upton's autobiographical new play

Touring in 2018 due to popular demand

IN DEVELOPMENT
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
A Finnish melancomedy adapted for stage
 
 
 

NEWS

RURAL PREMIER TOUR
Harvest Equinox marks the opening of Richard Bean's epic comedy...Find out more here...
 
SOMETHING TO SAY
Join us in #Mansfield for an afternoon of stories from the heart of the community. Find out more here...
A UNIVERSAL RELATIONSHIP
Writer Jane Upton and designer Sara Perks share some memories. Find out more here...
 
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND SUPPORT
New Perspectives secure four year funding to continue to tour great theatre and events to rural communities across the East Midlands and beyond Find out more here..
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