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Andy Purves

Lighting designer working in theatre, circus and educational projects. Andy trained in sound and lighting engineering at the University of Derby and in lighting design and theatre-making at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Lighting designs include projects made with Frantic Assembly; The Sherman, Cardiff; Secret Cinema; The Young Vic; New Perspectives; Inspector Sands; The Gate; Spymonkey; The Barbican, London; Sydney Theatre Company; Caroline Horton; Northampton Royal; Stan Won’t Dance; Tamasha; Brighton Festival; Annie Siddons; Cartoon de Salvo and the National Theatres of Wales and Scotland.
He designs regularly for The National Centre for Circus Arts, has toured extensively with Propeller and worked on La Clique and La Soiree at The Roundhouse and in the West End.


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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