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Writer : Cathy Grindrod (in collaboration with the Emerging Perspectives Company)
Director : Theresa Keogh
Designer : Emma Pegg
Lighting Designer : Nick Morris
Sound Designer : Nick Morris

The worlds of 1968 and 2016 collide when Hannah, aged 18, inherits the papers her mother, Sally, has left in trust for her. Gradually, she unearths the details of Sally's adoption and the story of a 1960's teenage courtship, discovering through it her own history.

Cathy Grindrod cleverly interweaves human themes, attitudes and relationships with the behaviour of the woodland cuckoo. Both exist in the natural environments, explore courtship and posess instinctive acts of survival.

Performances at The Old Library Theatre, Mansfield (Fri 29 July 2016) and Gotham Memorial Hall (Sun 31 July 2016) marked the culmination of a 3 month project working with and performed by emerging artists across the East Midlands. New Perspectives' Emerging Perspectives programme provides a range of opportunities for emerging theatre makers living and working in the East Midlands, to bridge the gap between training and working in the industry, by helping people early in their theatre careers to become skilled and self supporting artists.
EMERGING PERSPECTIVES ALUMNI 2015 - 2016





Running time: 50 mins
Interval length: straight through without an interval - 0 mins

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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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