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Writer : Jane Upton (based on two short stories by Daphne Du Maurier )
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Lily Arnold
Lighting Designer : Mark Pritchard
Sound Designer : Adam McCready

A Daphne du Maurier Double Bill

WATCHING THE LIVING
After the death of his wife, a long suffering husband feels a sense of freedom for the first time in years. But not for long. The apple tree in the garden has begun to flourish; growing and twisting into a macabre and all too familiar shape...

While on holiday, a neglected housewife begins a frivolous love affair with a local photographer. What begins as a harmless distraction soon becomes something more sinister...

Daphne Du Maurier's atmospheric short stories about the mystery of love, life and desire are vividly brought to life on stage - a testament to why she remains one of the greatest authors of modern literature.

Target audience age: 14+
Running time: approx 2 hours
Interval length: 20 mins

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

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