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Writer : Jack McNamara

A thrilling ride through history on six postcards

Hold on tight as six characters take you on an extraordinary ride across history, told through the unexpected lens of our most exalted theme park: Alton Towers!

Following our hugely successful postcard drama Love From Cleethorpes, enjoyed by audiences in 26 countries worldwide, New Perspectives brought six gloriously made postcards in a dramatic new series packed with thrills, chills and a few spills, taking audiences on an immersive journey from mystery to mayhem, fusing history with wild imagination mailed straight to your letterbox across the globe.

You may never look at a rollercoaster the same way again!

"New Perspectives has been a pioneer during the theatre shutdown" Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor

On Love From Cleethorpes:

"Like reading Helene Hanff's 84 Charing Cross Road, it feels private, secret, special" The Guardian

"Loved it. Didn't want it to end!" Julie Porteous, Australia

"These have been a lifesaver for me in lockdown" Penny Owen, Surrey

"Wonderful idea...! More please...!!!" Garry & Heather Goodge, Sleaford

Dare To Look Down! is made possible with generous support from the Peter Sowerby Foundation's Increasing Access Fund.

Target audience age: You should be as tall as six postcards to join this ride!
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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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A brand new six part postcard adventure for children and families!

An epic new audiobook in 12 parts AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW

PLACE PRINTS podcast series 
A 10-part audio series by visionary writer David Rudkin

See this radical trilogy is online here 


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