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Writer - Aki Kaurismaki (adapted for stage by Jack McNamara)

Director - Jack McNamara

Jack has been Artistic Director of New Perspectives since September 2012. Productions for the company include The Boss of It All by Lars von Trier (Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh & Soho Theatre); The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock by David Rudkin (Brits off Broadway, New York & UK Tour); Him With His Foot In His Mouth by Saul Bellow and Watching the Living by Jane Upton adapted from two Daphne du Maurier short stories (both UK tours). Previous productions as director include Exterminating Angel (Basement Brighton/ Pleasance Edinburgh/ UK tour); Texts for Nothing by Samuel Beckett (The Rest is Noise Festival, Southbank Centre); The Word for Snow by Don DeLillo (London Literature Festival, Southbank Centre); Malaise Trio (Camden People’s Theatre); Instructions for John Howell by Julio Cortazar (Nursery Festival); Betrayal by Harold Pinter (Nuffield, Southampton); The Blind by Maurice Maeterlinck (Arcola Theatre); Lucid Dreams for Higher Living (Underbelly, Edinburgh); Valparaiso by Don DeLillo (Old Red Lion); A Cool Million by Nathanael West (Underbelly, Edinburgh); Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Warwick Arts Centre). Previously Jack was Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and director on attachment at the Nuffield Theatre Southampton under the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. Independently Jack continues to make experimental theatre through his company Future Ruins.

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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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