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A fresh and highly enjoyable workshop in an atmosphere of revelation to discover your Funny! 
MASTERCLASS SESSION 11.30am - 2pm at New Perspectives
followed by The Complete Deaths  at Nottingham Playhouse, 8pm 

Join the UK's leading physical comedy company Spymonkey for a short masterclass at New Perspectives, which includes a ticket to see The Complete Deaths at Nottingham Playhouse, as part of this year's NEAT 16 at 8pm that evening.
Through this introduction to the principles of Spy monkey's clown theatre, you will look at how to discover what makes you uniquely funny. Guided by clear and specific instruction, you will be encouraged to develop and hone your comedic skills in a safe and fun environment, and practice making an audience belly laugh!

A positive group dynamic will allow you to focus on following your impulses, being spontaneous, adventurous and taking risks. In this highly enjoyable workshop you will play games, do exercises to develop trust and complicity within the group and with an audience.
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To secure your place on the Masterclass, which includes a ticket to see The Complete Deaths at Nottingham Playhouse, 8pm on 11 June please click on these links: application form and  equal opportunities form. Complete and email both forms to and we will confirm your place on receipt of a donation (minimum £16*). You can call 0115 927 2334 in case of any queries.
* if you would like to attend the workshop but do not require a ticket to see the show because you have already seen or have a ticket to see The Complete Deaths at another performance/venue please highlight this on your application form. We will confirm your place on receipt of a donation (minimum £10 for workshop only).

Learn more about SPYMONKEY here
Find out more about The Complete Deaths here

All our Masterclass sessions take place at New Perspectives' home base: 8 Park Lane Business Park, Park Lane, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0DW. We have parking onsite either directly in front of our unit or directly behind. If travelling by train you can take a tram from the Station (end destination Hucknall) alighting at the David Lane stop. The Business Park is a 15 minute walk. Please note, you must purchase a ticket before boarding a tram. Alternatively we are a 5 minute walk from the No.17  Gorse Court bus stop on Hucknall Road. A minimum donation of £16 to New Perspectives is required to book on to this Masterclass.

James Graham Masterclass
Each year we curate a series of inspiring masterclass sessions with major figures from the theatre and arts industry as part of our wider Emerging Perspectives programme. These targeted sessions provide opportunities for East Midlands theatre-makers to work in a detailed, practical way accessing a range of ground-breaking artists and companies. We create an informal, inclusive setting where participants at all career stages can benefit from new skills, insights and make new contacts. Masterclass leaders to date have included Forced EntertainmentTim CrouchDavid Rudkin , Alan LyddiardJames Graham,  Inua Ellams, Lyndsey Turner, Slung Low's Alan Lane and and most recently with Earthfall Dance. The donations we receive from participants support the cost of these subsidised opportunities we offer to emerging artists. 

"It broadened my view of the nature of the audience/performer identity"
Coney masterclass participant

Artistic Director Jack McNamara reflects on the series here 
The Masterclass series continues through 2016/17 - check this space for details...


New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, specialising 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 . 

One of the many things we do is to turn village halls into professional theatre spaces.

Whether you’re a theatre lover, rural champion, or believe in widespread access to the arts then please help us make our work. Like every actor on stage, or each word on the page, every donor plays a vital role, your support can make a real difference... Find out more

New Productions

IN 2016
David Rudkin adapts M R James' classic ghost story

IN 2017
new adaptation of family favourite picture book
Aki Kaurismaki's enigmatic comic fable
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST adapted for stage by Jack McNamara



Coinciding with NEAT16, in our second edition zine we ask What is theatre? We invite you to join the conversation by tweeting a word or sentence to @nptheatre

In need of finding your funny? Join the country's leading physical comedy company for a short intro to clown theatre Spymonkey style...Find out more
Artistic Director Jack McNamara is leading a short course with Unanima early career directors ...Find out more

We make theatre accessible to communities nationwide because we think #culturematters