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Alan Lyddiard

Alan Lyddiard is an award winning theatre and film director, producer and writer working across the UK, Europe and beyond. Alan is best known as an advocate of the community arts movement, international collaborations and ensemble theatre practice. He was Artistic Director of The Northern Stage Ensemble, Newcastle upon Tyne (1992-2005), Artistic Director of TAG Theatre Company, Glasgow (1988-1992) and Associate Director at Dundee Rep (1984-1988). His stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 has been produced in theatres world-wide, including long runs across USA, Germany and France. His work has been seen in London, Paris, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Amsterdam and New York as well as many other cities throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.

Alan is currently Artistic Director of The Performance Ensemble a company of performers aged 60 and over. The ensemble starts its work from within a community setting and develops productions over a year long process. It occupies the space in between Community, Amateur and Professional Arts, flourishing in the places where these sectors meet, taking the best aspects of all three of them, including significant collaborations with West Yorkshire Playhouse. Recent freelance work includes Contained for Mind the Gap and a devised community film/theatre presentations for the homeless charity Changing.Lives



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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