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Long Play 2018

A COMPETITION FOR WRITERS WHO ARE FROM OR BASED IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Submissions open in Nov 2017 - check back soon for competition details!

Katie Redford: Long Play Winner 2016
LONG PLAY 2015 - 16 WINNER
We are pleased to announce Katie Redford as our Long Play 2016 winner with her funny and poignant script Love From Me. We will be announcing a rehearsed reading of her winning entry soon. Many thanks to our shortlisted writers for their excellent submissions to Long Play: 

Hurry Up and Wait by Michael Pinchbeck

Let's Just Pretend by Nikki Hill

Ladybird Ladybird by Hilary Spiers

Katie said,

"I'm absolutely thrilled to have won Long Play 2016. As a new writer from the East Midlands, the competition run by New Perspectives was an ideal opportunity for me to go after and I'm so glad that I did. Not only am I looking forward to what this next stage entails, but thanks to New Perspectives, I now get to watch my words come to life and that in itself, is ridiculously exciting."

Winning Long Play is the next step in what has already been a great creative career for Katie. Last year, after winning The BBC Norman Beaton Fellowship, she went on to be a part The BBC Radio Drama Rep Company, recording a wide variety of plays for BBC Radio 4 such as The Archers, The Forsyte Saga and Jane Eyre.She made her TV debut last year in Sky 1's Mount Pleasant and now can be seen playing Rose in BBC 1's Young Hyacinth as part of The BBC Landmark Sitcom Season. She is also the voice of Layla in BBC Radio 4's comedy All Those Women.

Katie's writing has previewed at various London Theatres such as Theatre 503, Soho Theatre and The National Youth Theatre. She also writes for screen and her most recent TV comedy sitcom pilot has been shortlisted by BBC Writersroom and BAFTA Rocliffe and has just won The Comedy Project 2016 at Soho Theatre, with her comedy sitcom, Sweethearts,written with co-writer James Farmer. Katie has recently been recommended for Breakthrough BAFTA 2016 for both her acting and writing.


PREVIOUS WINNERS

LONG PLAY 2014-15
Winning play: Vampire in Bradford by Azma Dar

LONG PLAY 2013-14
Winning play: Unforgettable by Tim Elgood 
Runners up: Blue Moon by Mufaro Makubika and The Man Upstairs by Ollie Smith

We very rarely have the means to produce unsolicited new plays. The Long Play Competition is our way of accepting unsolicited scripts. If you wish to discuss a creative idea outside of the competition, please make contact with our Artistic Director, Jack McNamara, with an introductory email and a short example of your work. Learn more about our policy on unsolicited scripts below.

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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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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