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"Musical theatre for children at its finest...suitable for children of all ages...Funny, entertaining and beautifully made, if you have children, see this show!"
"Perfect theatrical adaptation of much-loved children's picture book brought the stage in a full-fruit version with added bite...Bursting with songs, humour and clever references for the grown-ups, perfect for fans and newbies alike."
The List
"Simple, engaging and interactive production that makes for the best kind of children's theatre"
The Stage

"It's always nice, as a reviewer and theatre fan, to step back occasionally and see something a bit different, and that is what this is, so take your kids, grandkids, your granny, uncles and aunts because they will all love this production." Kev Castle Theatre Reviews Blog

"With an easy to follow story and fantastic use of props, songs, dancing and jokes; the hour seemed to fly by and after it was over I realised I had been smiling the whole way through it" Derby Days Out, Mum Natalie

"Touring company New Perspectives brings John Vernon Lord's classic family favourite to life with ingenious creativity and modern twists, thrilling packed audiences during a sell-out run in Wimbledon" Love Wimbledon

"What a great show! Packed with good humour it was the perfect family entertainment, ideal for toddlers up to us big kids! I would absolutely recomment this show to other families with children aged 3 - 10 years old." Derby Days Out, Dad Adam

"The Giant Jam Sandwich is an accomplished musical, the narrative kept moving by the tunes and whole conversations happening in harmony. New Perspectives' play about a plague of winged pests is sure to garner some buzz." Children's Theatre Reviews

"I liked all of it but my favourite part was when the first loaf came out - I won't spoil it but it was funny!" Derby Days Out, Daughter Lola


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 . 

One of the many things we do is to turn village halls into professional theatre spaces.

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

An original gift for rural champions and theatre lovers everywhere. Find out more...

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...


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..

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