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Writer : Jane Upton
Director : Katie Posner
Designer : Sara Perks
Lighting Designer : Alexandra Stafford
Sound Designer : Arun Gosh

"Promises sepia-tinted sentiment and delivers something far harder and more truthful"
"Ingenious design, epic sound, smart and understated"
"A strong's one to remember"

2 - 28 August 2017: Pleasance Beside - Pleasance Courtyard Click here to book

"Room 17. Four walls full of lipstick, laughter, hairspray and Horlicks. Nana is nut brown and wrinkled with chicken fillets for arms. That's what we say. And she treats me like I'm way more amazing than I actually am."

Set in a seaside hotel of halcyon childhood summers, this autobiographical play by award-winning writer Jane Upton charts the journey back to find a beloved Nana before she forgot who she was. Following hit plays All the Little Lights, Swimming and Bones, Finding Nana is about the universal, unconditional love between a granddaughter and her Nana and the desperate need to capture memories before they disappear.

NOW taking bookings for performances from Feb - March 2018. For further information, available dates or to book contact Sally Anne Tye on 0115 973 9121 or

Produced in association with Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV).

With special thanks to Kate Chapman, De Montfort University and The Theatre Writing Partnership.

Running time: 60 minutes
Interval length: nil in Edinburgh, tbc with venues on tour mins


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.

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