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Writer : Community Participants
Director : Jayne Williams
Sound Designer : Emma Buckley

It's the tree in Berry Hill Park that has the scars of being hit by lighting twice. The seat of the car that has taken him far away from where he started. The old Palais De Danse and the new Co-op. These are the haunts of Boston and Mansfield - our stories, cemented brick by brick, woven into the fabric of these two Market Towns.

As the Brexit debacle continues, we invited audiences to experience the stories of the people and places that voted in different ways.

Boston/Mansfield HAUNTS was a partnership project between New Perspectives Theatre Company and the Performing Arts Departments of the Colleges in both places; Boston College in Lincolnshire and Vision West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield. Participation Director, Jayne Williams worked with two talented groups of students and community storytellers for four weeks to write and perform their three minutes haunts.

Not a Brexit play but an opportunity to bring the places of Boston and Mansfield to life and let these two towns speak for themselves.

Performed live at Create Theatre, Mansfield (28 March 2019) and Sam Newsom Centre, Boston (29 March).
This was a pay what you decide - donations online or on the night can be made in any currency

Running time: approximately 75 minutes


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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THE SPIRIT trilogy online
View the trilogy is online here until 31 August
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SHHH...AKESPEARE online workshop
Macbeth retold - online here now!

Stage premiere based on the book by Janet Frame

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