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Duane Hannibal

Duane trained at Arts Educational School and since graduating has worked across stage and screen. He is delighted to be working with New Perspectives for the first time. Theatre credits include: Home Girl (Derby Theatre), One Man, Two Guvnors (Derby Theatre), Amédée (Birmingham Rep), Of Mice and Men (Birmingham Rep), Wind in the Willows (Birmingham Rep), A Taste of Honey (New Vic), New Voices (Everyman Theatre), Paul Robeson Knew My Father (HiJinx) Film Credits: The Sea and Sky (Wolfgang Productions), Arjun and Alison (Sid Said Productions), Capsule (Milestone Productions), God's Acre (DNB Productions)

Abigail Pidgeon

Abigail Pidgeon is an actor, singer and teacher based in Nottingham; she graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in September 2018 with an MA in Acting. Abigail was a New Associate in 2022-23 with New Perspectives; the training and knowledge she received was invaluable and she hopes to have made creative friendships that will continue to support, challenge and inspire her. In 2022, she played Ebenezer Scrooge in Front Door Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol and this Spring she appeared in Copper Entertainment The Bunny Who Saved Easter as Mrs Higgins. Abigail is incredibly proud of her work with Sirloin Films; she recently performed alongside Vicky McClure in their short film Good Grief (Semi Finalist Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival 2022). Currently, Abigail is playing the role of Frankie in the R&D of Critical Care written by Stacey Moon-Tracy.

Lee Rufford

Lee grew up in Nottinghamshire before training at The Oxford School of Drama where he was a winner of the Laurence Olivier Bursary Award whilst training. In 2018 he won best debut performance at the BBC Audio Awards for his performance as Smith in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. He has worked at the National Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, Nottingham Playhouse, Other recent credits include: Paddington Lo-Commotion (Histrionic) Blood Red Lines (Derry Playhouse/Art 27 Scotland) The Revival of Huntly Carter (Menagerie) Booming Voices (Eastern Angles) Hansel (Salisbury Playhouse dir. Jo Newman); A Kestrel for a Knave (BBC Radio 4 dir. Fiona McAlpine); My Brilliant Friend (adpt. Timberlake Wentenbaker dir. Celia de Wolff for BBC Radio 4). He was part of national tours of Rory Mullarkeys Each Slow Dusk (Pentabus dir. Eliazabeth Freestone) and Gary Owens Free Folk (dir. Kirstie Davis). Lee is thrilled to be working back home with New Perspectives on Model Village.

Creative Team

Writer - Anita Sullivan

Anita Sullivan is an award-winning writer of radio and theatre plays. All her 60+ scripts have been staged or broadcast. She is also a digital storyteller, creating interactive narratives for video and VR. Earlier this year End of Transmission won a BBC Audio Drama Award, the Tinniswood Award and was a finalist for the Writers' Guild Award. She’s currently writing a Radio 4 serial Silos.

Director - Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones became Artistic Director of New Perspectives in October 2021. Former co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Fifth Word.

Angharad was Associate Director of New Perspectives' award-winning production of The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma, adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisensan and directed by Jack McNamara.

Directing credits for New Perspectives: MARYLAND script in hand reading; Associate Director of the award-winning production of The Fishermen directed by Jack McNamara. For Fifth Word: LAVA by James Fritz (world premiere Nottingham Playhouse) Bones by Jane Upton (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tristan Bates and UK Tour) Painkillers by Paul Buie (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, East Midlands tour). Angharad was associate director on All The Little Lights by Jane Upton (Nottingham Playhouse, UK Tour, Arcola Theatre 2017 - Nominated for Off West End Award for Best New Play and Joint Winner of the George Devine Award).

Designer - Gemma Caseley-Kirk

Gemma Caseley-Kirk works as a freelance designer for live performance & actor based in the east midlands. She studied design at Nottingham Trent University, graduating with an exceptional 1st & won the ‘Nottingham Playhouse Prize’ 2020. She also trained at the BAFTA award winning Television Workshop. She is a co-director in the theatre company ‘Major Labia’ and designs, writes and performs for the company. Depending on what project she is working on, she is influenced by each text narrative, event or concept which will inspire colour, shape & form of each set, costume or artwork created.

Lighting Designer - Alexandra Stafford

Recent theatre credits include: Mugabe, My Dad and Me (ETT & Brixton House); Into Battle (In Soft Wings Productions); Cinderella, Bubble (Nottingham Playhouse); The Wind in the Willows (Derby Theatre); Around the World in 80 Days UK Tour New Vic production & Kenny Wax Family Entertainment; Oh, No George! (Can’t Sit Still); Babe, The Sheep Pig (Mercury Theatre Colchester); LAVA, All The Little Lights, (Fifth Word Theatre); Playhouse Creatures (The New Vic); A Thing Mislaid (Maison Foo); Aidy the Awesome (The Gramophones); Cinderella (Evolution & York Theatre Royal); Outsiders & Antigone (Pilot Theatre); The Red Tree (Red Earth Theatre); Harvest, Finding Nana (New Perspectives); A Tender Thing (Chipping Norton Theatre).

Sound Designer - Adam P McCready

Adam is a sound designer, composer, producer, sound recordist, performer of Edgelands-Electronica and mentor.

He has created sound designs and music scores for theatre, dance productions, radio and audio dramas, audiobooks, podcast series, and film. He has also devised several multi-speaker, interactive sound installations for galleries and museums.

His work for theatre focusses on creating soundscapes that combine ambiences with music and digitally manipulated sound recordings to create complex, evolving audio environments, developing sonic scenography for live or recorded dramatic narratives. Edgeland Electronica is Adam’s exploration of liminal and psychogeographical environments in audio form.

Adam is a trustee of Can’t Sit Still Theatre and an associate artist with 1623 Theatre and Little Pixie Productions.

Theatre: You Bury Me (Paines Plough); One Off (Live Newcastle); Compositor E (Vault Festival); 71 Coltman Street; TWO; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Abigail’s Party (Hull Truck); Crongton Knights, Noughts and Crosses, Brighton Rock (Pilot Theatre); We Should Definitely Have More Dancing, The Jungle Book, (Oldham Coliseum); The Cherry Orchard; Arcadia; A Skull in Connemara; Chicken Soup with Barley (Nottingham Playhouse); The Fishermen; trade; Maryland; The Great Almighty Gill (New Perspectives)

Audio: Voice of the Fire by Alan Moore (Audible), The Fishermen ( BBC Radio 3, Naked Productions), Letters of Constraint (National Justice Museum) , The Black Dog; From Sad Shires (Little Pixie Productions), PlacePrints (New Perspectives)

Installations:Objects of Love; Hope & Fear (Derby Museums), Conflict & Chaos (National Civil War Centre)

Socials: @AdamPMcCready

Music available at Bandcamp: :

Composer - Nick Underwood


New Perspectives is the East Midlands touring theatre company. Founded in 1973, we champion new writing, under-represented voices and powerful stories, touring world-class theatre into the heart of communities reaching rural audiences where they live.

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