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Writer : Deirdre Kinehan
Director : Sophie Motley
Designer : Sarah Jane Sheils
Sound Designer : Helen Skiera

Pentabus and New Perspectives collaborate for the first time to present a new play by Edinburgh Fringe First winning playwright Deirdre Kinahan, to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

The village hall, 1919. This is Margaret's domain and the last place she expected to come face to face with Grace, who knew Margaret's brother in the war. Through this chance meeting their two lives collide resulting in an unlikely pairing that will change the course of both their futures.

Fast forward to 2019. Sean can't find his mother to meet Mirjana from the care company, here to help her stay in her own home. Mirjana is from Sarajevo, but has lived in the village since escaping the war there as a teenager. The village hall has been her solace and proves an unlikely link between them.

With live music, waltzing and unexpected connections, two actors will dance you through a century exploring how we return, resettle and adapt.

Running time: approx 90 mins
Interval length: 15 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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TOURING

IN 2018

THE FISHERMEN
 
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

A FORTUNATE MAN
A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS
 
CROSSINGS
A New Perspectives and Pentabus co-production

IN 2018
Spring 2019 tour booking

 A Finnish Melancomedy
 
IN DEVELOPMENT
 
Love and food combined as Indian film adapted for stage
 

NEWS

RURAL COMMISSION TO MARK END OF WW1
Leading rural touring companies join forces for the first time. Find out more here
 
WHEN JACK MET CHIGOZIE...
NP Artistic Director and The Fishermen novelist Q&A session via Facebook LIVE Find out more here
 
SISYPHUS IN SARAJEVO! 
Be Festival Mess Award winner Sisyphus is invited to Bosnia and Herzegovina's international festival in 2019. Find out more here

COLLECTING BOSTON STORIES
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AMBITIOUS DRAMA FOR 2018
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out more here...

Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories collected in Mansfield Find out more here...
 
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