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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.

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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