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Writer : David Rudkin (based on the classic ghost story by M. R. James)
Director : Theresa Keogh
Designer : Cecilia Carey
Lighting Designer : Mark Pritchard
Sound Designer : Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)

A prying hand brings forth from centuries of sleep... a mysterious thing... it seems a whistle... and on it engraved... these ominous words... WHO'S THAT COMING
Professor Parkins takes a room at The Globe. Away from Cambridge, a peaceful coastal retreat with minimal interruption from the inn's young valet should be perfect for writing. But on taking a walk to explore the area, Parkins finds an ancient whistle with a soul-stirring inscription. Choosing to ignore its warning, the professor is soon to discover he is not alone...

Widely regarded as the father of the modern ghost story, M. R. James' eerie tale is re-imagined by David Rudkin, described by the Observer as 'Britain's greatest living dramatic poet' into this new Christmas chiller. We first collaborated with the writer on The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock, co-produced with Leicester Curve, which toured the UK and transferred to New York.





Target audience age: 14yrs +
Running time: 90 mins
Interval length: 20 mins

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

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 to devise new piece and lead a masterclass for East Midlands artists Find out more...

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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