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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
A Fortunate Man

Cast

Hayley Doherty

Hayley is originally from Manchester and trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2004. She appeared in Unforgettable for New Perspectives in 2015 and is chuffed to be working with the company again! Other theatre includes: Larkin with Women (Esk Valley Theatre), Don't Dress for Dinner (Jordan Productions), Much Ado About Nothing, Comedy of Errors and Macbeth (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Living Quarters (The Tobacco Factory), The Snow Queen and Tom's Midnight Garden (Theatre by the Lake), A Fine Bright Day Today (New Vic), The Endings, Hopelessly Devoted to You and The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster (Theatre 503), Spunk (The Arcola) and Paradise Lost (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Co.) TV/Film includes: Jade (Viking/Emu Films), Peaky Blinders, Coronation Street, Death Comes to Pemberley, Silent Witness, The Bill, and Turbulence. Hayley does voiceover work from her own studio and has recorded numerous BBC Radio plays including Wuthering Heights, If Not Now, When and Dixon of Dock Green as well as readings for Radio 4's Poetry Please and Something Understood. Hayley lives on a narrowboat and takes her digs around the country with her whenever she can. She's currently learning to Lindy Hop!

Matthew Brown

Matthew has been acting professionally for 18 years since graduating in his home town of Newcastle upon Tyne. Theatre credits include: Kindertransport (Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Les Theatres de la Ville Luxembourg & UK Tour), Harvest (New Perspectives UK Tour), Blue/Orange (Theatre Royal Brighton/ATG UK Tour), The Machine Gunners (Polka Theatre, London), The Riddle of the Sands (Jermyn Street Theatre), Pitch Black and Romy and Julian (Vienna's English Theatre) and The Beaux' Stratagem, Hedda Gabler and Much Ado About Nothing (Lichfield Garrick) TV Credits include: The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury (BBC) and Grandpa in My Pocket (BBC) Matthew can also be found scattered all over your ad break, in commercials including Go Compare, Mars, Sainsburys, Europcar & The Food Network. He is thrilled to be joining New Perspectives again for A Fortunate Man.

Creative Team

Writer - Michael Pinchbeck

Director - Michael Pinchbeck

Sound Designer - Adam York Gregory

Adam York Gregory is a visual and conceptual artist. He works in film, animation, photography, print and performance art. He's particularly interested in the overlap between science and art, slowness and duration. www.aworkinghypothesis.co.uk

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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