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Creative Team

Writer - Richard Bean

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.

Designer - Amy Jane Cook

Amy Jane Cook trained at The Motley Theatre Design School. Work for stage includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Matthew Evans/Broadway Theatre), W11 (Natalie Ibu/The Gate), She Stoops To Conquer (Matthew Evans/Hoxton Hall), It’s About Time (Nabokov/Latitude Festival), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Simon Usher/Guilford Shakespeare Company), Limehouse Nights (Kandinsky), Ignite (Complicité/Artsdepot), Manor (James Kermack/The Soho Theatre and Tristan Bates). Work for film includes art direction on Fred’s Meat (North London Film Awards). Amy has also worked as an event/installation designer for The Bush Theatre, the Nabokov Arts Club, Polka Theatre and at Standon Calling Festival. She is the associate designer with Kandinsky Theatre Company.

Lighting Designer - Alexandra Stafford

Theatre credits include: Finding Nana (New Perspectives); Around The World In Eighty Days (2017 New VIc; 2013; 2014 co-production with Royal Exchange Theatre); The Rivals, Proof (New Vic); Sherlock Holmes & The Hound of the Baskervilles, Betrayal, Blithe Spirit (York Theatre Royal); The Season Ticket (Northern Stage & Pilot Theatre); Outsiders and Antigone (Pilot Theatre); All The Little Lights, Amateur Girl (Fifth Word Theatre); The Remarkable Tale of Oliver Twist, Emil & the Detectives (Red Earth Theatre); Sleuth (Nottingham Playhouse & West Yorkshire Playhouse); Posh, Private Lives (Nottingham Playhouse); The Kreutzer Sonata (Chipping Norton Theatre & Arcola); The Island, Stones in His Pockets
(Dukes Lancaster & Chipping Norton Theatre); Cosi Fan Tutte, Hansel & Gretel (Clonter Opera); eleven pantomimes for Harrogate Theatre, the most recent being Dick Whittington.

Alex was the Head of Lighting at Derby Playhouse from 1999 until 2003. Lighting Designs for Derby Playhouse include: My Dad's Corner Shop, Educating Rita, Up 'n' Under, The Blue Room, Bouncers, Three Viewings, A Life in the Theatre, A Slice of Saturday Night and ten Pantomimes.

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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NEWS

A UNIVERSAL RELATIONSHIP
Writer Jane Upton and designer Sara Perks share some memories...
 
Jack McNamara explains the key to successful children's theatre is making the content as rich and complex as work for adult audiences Find our more here...
 
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..

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

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