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Tim Elgood

Tim has been a social worker for 40 years and currently works with a psychiatric crisis and home treatment team. He commenced writing at the tender age of 41 years. He has largely written for stage and has won both the Granada Foundation Award and BAFTA – sponsored TAPS New Writer of the Year. Last year he won the New Perspectives Long Play Competition. He was commissioned by The Alzheimer’s Society to write ‘The Person Not the Problem’ which was performed on stage and subsequently made into a short film. He has also had a play broadcast on radio. His plays have been performed at various East Midlands theatres and less likely venues which include The House Of Commons.


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