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Finding Nana

Every summer, Jane and her Nana shared the same room in the same hotel in the same seaside resort for the same two weeks. That was until Nana started to lose her memory. Flitting between the past and present, Nottingham and the Isle of Wight, and childhood and old age, Finding Nana is a play about love and loss, memory, disconnection and finding your way home.

Finding Nana has grown from an East Midlands Theatre Writing Partnership project in 2012 where Jane Upton went back to the Isle of Wight, stayed in the same hotel as she did with Nana, revisited places of interest, trying to see the island through her eyes.

At the time writer Jane Upton published three blogs at the very start of her Finding Nana journey:
Room 17 (January 2012)
Nana's Mind Map (Feburary 2012)
The Truth About My Grandad (April 2012)

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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 2017
SISYPHUS 
A rare UK performance event by Thibault Delferiere 


FINDING NANA
Jane Upton's autobiographical new play
2 - 28 August 2017 Pleasance Beside, Edinburgh

HARVEST
Regional premiere of Richard Bean's rural saga
 
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
A Finnish melancomedy adapted for stage

NEWS

EDINBURGH DOUBLE AT PLEASANCE COURTYARD
Hit family show The Giant Jam Sandwich and autobiographical premiere Finding Nana both hit Edinburgh this summer!

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
Renowned Belgian performance artist to devise new piece and lead a masterclass for East Midlands artists Find out more...

NEW PROJECT INSPIRED BY JOHN BERGER'S MASTERPIECE
Stay updated on the artistic process behind Emerging Perspectives' A Fortunate ManFind out more...

HAUNTS UNWRAPPED
Follow our Haunt's writer's progress in a new blog series as they deepen their sense of place and character in writing. Find out more...

 
SHHH...AKESPEARE! SUPPORT!
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...
 
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