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Writer : Jack McNamara (adapted for stage from the classic children's picture book by John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway. With music by James Atherton )
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Amy Jane Cook
Lighting Designer : Mark Pritchard

THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH (2019)
What a to-do!
One hot summer's day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. The picnickers panic and the farmer stops haymaking. The wasps are noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don’t mind who they sting! That is until the baker has an ingenious idea...

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New Perspectives brought this best-selling picture book back to life on stage for this revival tour. The book, a family favourite for 45 years, is loved by generations and this hit show has already got over 8,000 children and family audiences buzzing nation-wide. Join the villagers in their giant sandwich-making plan to defeat the wasps and help save the day, in a fun-packed feast for 3-7 year olds and their families.


THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH
Listen here to get a flavour of what's in store...

The Giant Jam Sandwich was originally presented in association with Derby LIVE, with thanks to support from Hartley's and Norman's Music.
Production photography by Pamela Raith; audience etrailer by Swainson Productions.


Target audience age: A fun packed show designed for 3-7 year olds and their families.
Running time: 1 hours 3 mins
Interval length: no interval mins

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty 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 . 


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TOURING

THE FISHERMEN
Sun 7 July
Africa Writes Festival, London
Mon 19 - Sat 24 August
Edinbrugh Fringe
Tue 3 September - Sat 12 October
Trafagar Studios, London
 
AUTUMN TOUR

 
Raw and poetic take on an economically divided world

CHRISTMAS AND TOURING

A new fearless adventure
Unicorn, London
FrI 15 November  - Sun 5 January
 
 
 
 
 

NEWS

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The Fishermen returns to Edinburgh Fringe as part of this years EdShowcase line up before a 6 week Trafalgar Studio run marking New Perspectives West End debut Find out more here