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Jane Upton

A trained journalist, Jane is an occasional freelance copywriter and increasingly full-time playwright.

Her first play Bones premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe where it received 5* reviews. This year Jane has written commissioned plays including Swimmingfor Menagerie Theatre Company and All the Little Lights for Fifth Word. She is currently developing Finding Nana, a play about her maternal grandmother funded initially by Arts Council England through the Theatre Writing Partnership. In 2013, Jane received a bursary from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation to support her playwriting work. She is also an associate artist of 1623 Theatre.

Jane Upton is represented by Micheline Steinberg Associates, info@steinplays.com


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.

JOIN OUR FAMILY OF SUPPORTERS
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...

TOURING

IN 2017
SISYPHUS 
A rare UK performance event by Thibault Delferiere 


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

HARVEST
Regional premiere of Richard Bean's rural saga
 
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
A Finnish melancomedy adapted for stage

NEWS

We're seeking a highly organised, enthusiastic and confident communicator with a sharp eye for detail Find out more...

EDINBURGH DOUBLE AT PLEASANCE COURTYARD
Hit family show The Giant Jam Sandwich and autobiographical premiere Finding Nana both hit Edinburgh this summer!

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
Renowned Belgian performance artist premieres a new piece based on the myth of Sisyphus. Read Leftlion's interview with the artist

NEW PROJECT INSPIRED BY JOHN BERGER'S MASTERPIECE
Stay updated on the artistic process behind Emerging Perspectives' A Fortunate ManFind out more...

HAUNTS UNWRAPPED
Follow our Haunt's writer's progress in a new blog series as they deepen their sense of place and character in writing. Find out more...

 
SHHH...AKESPEARE! SUPPORT!
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...
 
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