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"New Perspectives has been a pioneer during the theatre shutdown" Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor

New Perspectives began in 1973 with a clear objective: to bring an urgent story to a new audience. The company's first production was a devised show about David Oluwale, a homeless Nigerian man killed in British police custody in the 1960s. Created using evidence from the trial and police records, the play toured to schools and encouraged young audiences to explore opposing points of view and participate in the action. Today we are a leading touring theatre company based in the East Midlands, making new work for a wide range of audiences and spaces. Whatever the project, our core purpose harks back to that first production - to bring people something they don't expect, to provoke thought and to excite imaginations.

"New Perspectives has taken on an exciting challenge that proves rural touring companies can produce provocative work of national and international significance" edfringereview.com

New Perspectives is a registered charity (no. 1058309) and through our programme of work we offer: 

A Rural Perspective: making work with themes and ideas that resonate with rural communities, whilst exploring new forms of rural theatre through active research.

A Wider Perspective: bringing audiences into contact with great international art and ideas, creating a global programme of work that reshapes the rural repertoire

A New Perspective: offering audiences exposure to new voices, through work by cutting edge new talent or through contemporary takes on existing work

Our productions are scalable, made to fit into unlikely spaces and to embrace the distinct character of each new environment. The scale and ambition of our productions have brought us widespread critical acclaim and taken us to some of the major theatres in the UK and beyond. Yet wherever we find ourselves, our rural core gives everything we do a strong sense of intimacy and occasion.

"What some might consider theatrical difficulties New Perspectives revels in as artistic challenges" Reviews Hub



Welcome

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.

We believe that all people, whatever their age, circumstance or identity, have the right to access practice and inspire theatre and that all places can be sites of exciting cultural exchange.  

As a registered charity (no. 1058309), your support can make a real difference... Find out more

 
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ON NEXT

Live on stage...
THE GREAT ALMIGHTY GILL
Laugh, lament, love and lipsync!
Edinburgh Fringe and touring
 
Available to order, buy and listen to...

Postcard adventure:FAIR PLAY 
A brand new six part postcard adventure for children and families!
BOOK HERE

Audiobook: VOICE OF THE FIRE
An epic new audiobook in 12 parts AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW

Podcast: PLACE PRINTS 
A 10-part audio series by visionary writer David Rudkin

For Northants Touring Arts events book here

NEWS

OUR 2022-23 SEASON
Angharad Jones' first season fosters a spirit of togetherness more here
 
14 EAST MIDLANDS' ARTISTS JOIN US
To meet our 2022-23 New Associates cohort click here

A READING OF LUCY KIRKWOOD'S
https://newperspectives.co.uk/?idno=1168&s=93
with thanks to The Royal Court