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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 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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