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Writer : David Rudkin
Director : Jack McNamara
Sound Designer : Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)

PlacePrints take you on 10 journeys that will transform your sense of the landscape around you

From a Celtic warrior imprisoned on the banks of Stratford-upon-Avon to a plague ravaged town in Derbyshire via a sacred pagan site in West Cornwall, this new audio series invokes the hidden stories imprinted on ten different locations around the UK. We have been recording this cycle of audio plays over the last 4 years, assembling a cast including Josie Lawrence, Toby Jones, Stephen Rea, Juliet Stevenson and Michael Pennington, as well as with rising stars Hedydd Dylan and Rachel Summers.

Written by David Rudkin, whose sixty-year writing career spans across stage, screen and radio, each audio piece will be accompanied by a short film shot on location by Grammy nominated filmmaker Grant Gee. PlacePrints gives voice to a presence that haunts a location, a story that wishes to imprint itself on a place.

The series courses through time, bringing stories from Roman, Pagan, Templar and Neanderthal histories into direct confrontation with the modern world. The astonishing array of dramatic voices range from the plague itself giving listeners an audio tour of the devastation it wreaked on the village of Eyam, through to a Northern Irish lake describing the hold it once had over a young boy. Central to the series is a focus on the suffering and integrity of women through history, from the drowning of Margaret Wilson for refusing to swear allegiance to the English crown through to Mary Jones' barefoot walk across the Snowdonia mountains to buy a bible.

The audio series will be available to download and listen to free of charge on soon on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more. Watch this space for details.

Interval length: 20-65 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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