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Finding Nana

SEE THE SHOW AND SHARE YOUR MEMORIES
Whether you are a Nana, Grandpa, Granny, Pops, Nanny, Mama or Gran, that grandparent grandchild relationship is special, we invite you to come and share your memorable moments together in an interactive workshop with Participation Director Jayne Williams on tour.
Join us on the afternoon of Finding Nana, to create and shape some of your own stories to share with the audience on the night. All you have to do is buy a ticket for the play and email Jayne to book your place on the workshop with your grandparent or grandchild aged 14+, or you are welcome to book a place just for you.

Workshop times: 3-5pm with a sharing after the evening performance of Finding Nana for performances in
Lincolnshire: Boston, Louth, Grantham, Spalding, Stamford, Lincoln, Muskham
Leicestershire (Coalville) and Rutland (Manton)
Northamptonshire (Geddington)
Staffordshire (Pattingham)
Worcestershire (Tenbury Wells)
Yorkshire (Skipton, Thirsk)
For tour dates please click here

Cost: Just your ticket for the play and a pound in the donation box will be welcomed on the day
Content: Creative writing and storytelling accessible to all
Email: [email protected] to book a place and for more info
Invitations to bring an object or piece of music will be shared in the email when you book a place.

Jane Upton's Finding Nana journey
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.

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.

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 2018

FINDING NANA
Jane Upton's autobiographical new play

THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH
Easter Treat 4-8 April
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A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

THE FISHERMEN
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

IN DEVELOPMENT
THE LUNCHBOX
 
Love and food combined as Indian film adapted for stage
 
 
 
 

 

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