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Writer : Jane Upton
Director : Katie Posner

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 brown and wrinkled and she has chicken fillets for arms. That's what we say. And she treats me like I'm way more amazing than I actually am."

Following hit plays Bones, Swimming and All the Little Lights, this autobiographical play by George Devine Award-winner Jane Upton charts the journey back to find a beloved Nana before she forgot who she was. Set in a seaside hotel of halcyon childhood summers, Finding Nana is about the universal, unconditional love between a granddaughter and her Nana and the ugly truth about losing it all.

"If a memory is a memory of perhaps the real thing, how do we know what to hold onto?"

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 sally@newperspectives.co.uk.


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