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A Fortunate Man

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
The below links provide interesting background reading:

An overview of the changes and milestones of the NHS in England from its launch to 1948 to the present day:
The History of the NHS

John Berger's pioneering book:
Gavin Francis revisits the book in The Guardian, Society

John Berger (11/11/1926 - 02/01/2017) wrote widely about art and politics but only rarely about theatre and performance. His few plays are not widely performed, and his collaborations within theatre were relatively infrequent. Yet his insights have arguably informed the artistic practice - and political conscience - of generations of performance-makers. The symposium will explore the implications of Berger's thought for performance.

To further develop the critical understanding of Berger's thought, the University of Greenwich is holding this one-day symposium which will include early works-in-progress performances and commissioned performances, featuring an extract from our forthcoming production of A Fortunate Man.

Hold Everything Dear: Performance, Politics and John Berger is organised by the Drama Programme at the University of Greenwich. The Symposium is supported by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre. For further information and to book tickets please click here


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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

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

AMBITIOUS DRAMA FOR 2018
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out more here...

THE FISHERMEN
One of Africa's new voices inspires stage adaptation. Find out more here...
 
RURAL PITCH INVITATION
New opportunity for Midland's based artists to pitch a play, devised piece site-specific event designed performance in rural locations. Find our 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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