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Writer : a collective of Mansfield voices
Director : Jayne Williams

Through a series of weekly meetings, over countless cups of tea and slice of cake stories emerge as devisor/director Jayne Williams creates a unique live performance piece about Mansfield today.
Mansfield Musings is shaped by the people, the places, thoughts, memories and stories of local members of the community - people living or working in Mansfield, people who have something to say.

New Perspectives is delighted to be one of four partners nationally to take part in Headlong Futures, a new collaboration focusing on gathering stories in specific communities. Over an 18 month period, together we will share conversations through theatre exploring what makes a place home.

Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories created under the banner Mansfield Musing as part of this project:

Dad's Army (2.31)

John Cockle...Sir (1.34)

Life Boats, Butchers and Britain's Best Sauce (3.44)

Musings of Mansfield(5.05)

No April Fool (4.20)

Shop fronts, council cuts and the EU (5.27)

Travel, Cheesecake and Charity (18.23)

Tatts, Scrumping & Sunday Dinner (6.01)

Pubs, The Palais & Public Transport (12.53)

Bus Love (2.12)

Curiously Mansfield (7.05)

Spoons, Pits and the EU (2.49)




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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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YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS
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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 MAN WITHOUT A PAST
A Finnish melancomedy adapted for stage
 
 

NEWS

HELP US GO THE EXTRA MILE
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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...

Harvest Equinox marked the opening of Richard Bean's epic comedy...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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