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Jane Upton

Plays include: All The Little Lights (Fifth Word, UK tour, Arcola Theatre), Watching The Living – an adaptation of two short stories by Daphne Du Maurier (New Perspectives, UK tour), Swimming (Menagerie Theatre, Hotbed Festival, Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Festival), and Bones (Fifth Word, Edinburgh Festival and UK tour).

Jane was joint winner of the George Devine Award 2016 for her play All The Little Lights which was also nominated for Best Play at the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2017. It is published by Nick Hern Books.

Jane attended Stephen Jeffreys' Advances in Scriptwriting RADA, received a bursary from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and was shortlisted for CBBC New Voices Initiative.

She is represented by Micheline Steinberg Associates


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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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