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Sara Perks

Current designs: Brighton Rock (national tour Pilot & YTR); Turn of The Screw (national tour Mercury and McLaughlin); Spamalot(Mercury & UK tour, IMF Korea); Oranges and Elephants - Victorian Girl Gangs in London (Hoxton Hall)

Recent designs: The York Suffragettes (Pilot Theatre & York); Footloose(UK tour); all female POSH(London); Sweeney Todd (Derby & Mercury); American Idiot (West End & UK Tour);Brideshead Revisited, (English Touring Theatre & York); Any Means Necessary and How to Breathe(Nottingham); The Snow Queen, costume (Northampton); Blood (Tamasha); Dancehall and The Glee Club (Doncaster); Betty Blue Eyes (Mercury, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool & Salisbury).

Other credits include:Hello Dolly!, Gypsy, Hot Stuff!(Curve); The King and I (UK tour); Spring Storm & Beyond the Horizon (National Theatre & Northampton); Wind In The Willows, Alice In Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz (Northampton); Helter Skelter/ Land of The Dead/ The Furies(Bush & tour); Forgotten Thingsand Ugly(Red Ladder); Treasure Island (Derby); The Elixir of Love (Grange Park Opera, co-design); Romeo and Juliet and Eden End(ETT); Return To The Forbidden Planet (UK tour); Dead Funny (UK tour); The Crypt Project (site specific, Holborn); The Ladykillers (Northcott); Union Street(Plymouth); Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens.

Associate Artist at The Mercury (2008 -2012) including: Saturday Night & Sunday Morning; Private Lives; Quadrophenia; Top Girls; The Lonesome West; King David;Journey's End; DEPOT.

Associate Designer with English Touring Theatre including: The York Realist (tour & West End); King Lear (The Old Vic).

Awards: Edinburgh Fringe First; John Elvery Theatre Design Award; Vision Design Award (BBC). Nominated Broadway World Award (Set & Costume) and Whats On Stage (Costume) for American Idiot.

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 . 

EXCITE, CHALLENGE & ENGAGE
One of the many things we do is to turn village halls into professional theatre spaces.

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TOURING

IN 2018

A FORTUNATE MAN
A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

THE FISHERMEN
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH
Spring 2019 tour booking

IN DEVELOPMENT

 A Finnish Melancomedy
 
 
Love and food combined as Indian film adapted for stage
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWS

AMBITIOUS DRAMA FOR 2018
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out more here...

THE FISHERMEN
One of Africa's new voices inspires stage adaptation. Find out more here...
 
RURAL PITCH INVITATION
New opportunity for Midland's based artists to pitch a play, devised piece site-specific event designed performance in rural locations. Find our more here...

A TRIBUTE TO OUR FOUNDER
We pay our respects to David Johnston, one of New Perspectives founders who died recently with a few words here...

Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories collected in Mansfield Find out more here...

We make theatre accessible to communities nationwide because we think #culturematters
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