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Michael Pinchbeck

Michael Pinchbeck is a writer, live artist and theatre-maker based in Nottingham. His work weaves together different threads into a dynamic narrative, creating innovative structures for storytelling.

He co-founded Metro-Boulot-Dodo in 1997 after studying Theatre and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He left MBD to pursue a five-year live art project - The Long and Winding Road (2004-09) - that toured to ICA (London), Ikon (Birmingham) and The Bluecoat (Liverpool). He was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse to write The White Album (2006) and The Ashes (2011). He premiered Bolero (2014) at Nottingham Playhouse as part of neat2014 before touring it to Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo supported by the British Council.

Supported by Arts Council England, Michael is currently touring Concerto as a sequel to Bolero. Working with Ollie Smith, he has made a third piece in ‘The Ravel Triptych’, Solo, commissioned by Frequency 2017.

Other notable projects include The Trilogy (2014) and an immersive slideshow, The man who flew into space from his apartment (2015). His work has been selected four times for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase. He has a Masters in Performance and Live Art from Nottingham Trent University and a PhD from Loughborough University exploring the role of the dramaturg. He is a Principal Lecturer (Professional Practice) and MA Theatre Programme Leader at the University of Lincoln and his work features in the forthcoming Routledge publication, Twenty First Century Performance Reader.


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 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

WE'RE HIRING A NEW PART-TIME PRODUCER 
If your're an experienced producer with a passion for engaging with audiences and fundraising Find out more here...
 
BERGER'S MASTERPIECE INSPIRES STAGING
A new collaboration with Michael Pinchbeck to coincide with 70 years of NHS England Find our more here...
 
THE FISHERMEN
One of Africa's new voices inspires stage adaptation. Find out more here...
 
AMBITIOUS DRAMA FOR 2018
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out 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...

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