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Sara Perks

Recent designs: Spamalot (Mercury & UK tour, IMF Korea); 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 Necessaryand 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 Wonderlandand The Wizard of Oz (Northampton); Helter Skelter/Land of The Dead/ The Furies (Bush & tour); Forgotten Things and 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.

JOIN OUR FAMILY OF SUPPORTERS
Whether you’re a theatre lover, rural champion, or believe in widespread access to the arts then please help us make our work. Like every actor on stage, or each word on the page, every donor plays a vital role, your support can make a real difference... Find out more

YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS
An original gift for rural champions and theatre lovers everywhere. Find out more...

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...
 
 

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