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Writer : Laura Lomas

Toured Spring 2009

Inspired by the real-life events leading up to the killing of Fred Barras by farmer Tony Martin, Laura has written a gripping drama of love, loyalty, revenge and redemption - an unsettling but moving portrait of three characters caught on the wrong side of the tracks and trying to find their way back.

A compelling human story in a top notch touring theatre production, Wasteland is everything that New Perspectives audiences have come to expect from the East Midlands favourite touring theatre company - plus, with two sensitively-drawn teenage characters at the heart of Laura Lomas’ compelling story, we think this production is also likely to be of particular interest to younger audiences.

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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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