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Writer : Jane Upton
Director : Katie Posner
Designer : Sara Perks
Lighting Designer : Alexandra Stafford
Sound Designer : Arun Ghosh

"Room 17. Four walls full of lipstick, laughter, hairspray and Horlicks.
Nana is nut brown and wrinkled with chicken fillets for arms. That's what we say.
And she treats me like I'm way more amazing than I actually am."

"A terrific stage show that engages and elucidates"
Nottingham Post
"Touching and thoughtful"

Set in a seaside hotel of halcyon childhood summers, this autobiographical play by award-winning writer Jane Upton charts the journey back to find a beloved Nana before she forgot who she was.

Following hit plays All the Little Lights, Swimming and Bones, Finding Nana is about the universal, unconditional love between a granddaughter and her Nana and the desperate need to capture memories before they disappear.

Whether you are a Nana, Grandpa, Granny, Pops, Nanny, Mama or Gran, that grandparent grandchild relationship is special, we invite you to come and share your memorable moments together in an interactive workshop with Participation Director Jayne Williams on tour. For further details please click here

Produced in association with Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV)

Three Weeks
The Stage
Edinburgh Guide

With special thanks to Kate Chapman, De Montfort University and The Theatre Writing Partnership.

Running time: 58 minutes
Interval length: nil in Edinburgh, tbc with venues on tour mins


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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