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Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow was born in June 1915 in Lachine, Quebec, Canada. In 1924 he moved with his family to Chicago, the city with which he became most closely identified. He studied anthropology and sociology at Northwestern University and for most of his life taught intellectual history in universities, including Minnesota (1946–9) and Chicago (1963). During World War II he served in the merchant marine. His first novel, Dangling Man (1944), was followed by a steady output of major fiction, including the novels The Adventures of Augie March (1953, National Book Award), Henderson the Rain King (1959), Herzog (1963, National Book Award), Mr Sammler's Planet (1969, National Book Award), and Humboldt's Gift (1975, Pulitzer). His later work included the novels The Dean's December (1982) and More Die of Heartbreak (1987), the collected stories Him With His Foot in His Mouth (1984) and The Bellarosa Connection (1989), and the play The Last Analysis (1965). He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. He died in 2005.


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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Quirky international bestseller

Stage premiere based on the book by Janet Frame
National rural tour 
Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen's hilarious and surreal story for 3 - 7yrs and families
 A New Perspectives and Unicorn co-production, available for Christmas 2020/Spring 2021


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Dame Rosemary Squire becomes patron  Find out more
A provocative trio of performances exploring the changing state of the human spirit Find out more