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Richard Bean

Richard Bean was born in Hull in 1956. After school, he worked in a bread plant before leaving to study Psychology at Loughborough University.
Richard has worked as a psychologist and a stand-up comedian.

His work for the stage includes: The Hypocrite (which has just completed a run at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Hull Truck Theatre), Kiss Me (the Hampstead Downstairs), The Nap (Sheffield Crucible); The Mentalists (Wyndham's Theatre); Made In Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre); Toast (Park Theatre); Pitcairn (Out of Joint /Chichester Festival Theatre/Shakespeare's Globe); Great Britain (National Theatre); Under The Whaleback (The Wilma Theater); One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre (Lyttelton)/Adelphi Theatre/Theatre Royal Haymarket/Music Box Theatre, New York/World Tour) *2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Play, 2011 Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, 2012 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best New Comedy; a stage version of David Mamet's The House of Games (Almeida ); The Big Fellah (produced by Out of Joint); Pub Quiz is Life (Hull Truck); England People Very Nice (National Theatre) *Olivier Award Nomination for Best New Play; The English Game (produced by Headlong); Up On Roof (Hull Truck) *Nominated for TMA Play of the Year; In The Club (Hampstead Theatre); a version of Moliere's The Hypochondriac (Almeida); The Heretic (Royal Court) *2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Play; Harvest (Royal Court) *Nominated for Evening Standard and Olivier Best New Play Awards, Winner Critics' Circle Best New Play; Honeymoon Suite (Royal Court)*Pearson Play of the Year; Under The Whaleback (Royal Court)*George Devine Award; Toast (Royal Court); The God Botherers (Bush Theatre); Smack Family Robinson (Newcastle Live!); The Mentalists (Lyttelton Loft, National Theatre); Mr England (Sheffield Crucible Theatre).

His radio plays include Of Rats and Men; Yesterday; Unsinkable; and Robin Hood's Revenge.

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
HARVEST
Rural premiere of Richard Bean's rural saga

IN 2018
Jane Upton's autobiographical new play

Touring in 2018 due to popular demand

IN DEVELOPMENT
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
A Finnish melancomedy adapted for stage
 
 
 

NEWS

RURAL PREMIER TOUR
Harvest Equinox marks the opening of Richard Bean's epic comedy...Find out more here...
 
SOMETHING TO SAY
Join us in #Mansfield for an afternoon of stories from the heart of the community. Find out more here...
A UNIVERSAL RELATIONSHIP
Writer Jane Upton and designer Sara Perks share some memories. Find out more here...
 
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND SUPPORT
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..
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