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Michael Pinchbeck

Michael Pinchbeck is a writer, live artist and theatre-maker based in Nottingham. He co-founded Metro-Boulot-Dodo in 1997 after studying Theatre and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He left MBD to pursue a five-year live art project - The Long and Winding Road (2004-09) - that toured to ICA (London), Ikon (Birmingham) and The Bluecoat (Liverpool). He was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse to write The White Album (2006) and The Ashes (2011). He premiered Bolero (2014) at Nottingham Playhouse as part of neat2014 before touring it to Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo supported by the British Council.

Supported by Arts Council England, Michael is currently touring Concerto as a sequel to Bolero. Other notable projects include The Trilogy (2016) and an immersive slideshow, The man who flew into space from his apartment (2015). His work has been selected four times for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase. He is a Principal Lecturer (Professional Practice) and MA Theatre Programme Leader at the University of Lincoln.


New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating a diverse range of performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

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True stories, skinned, gutted and served up in Cleethorpes...Find out more
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New Perspectives and the Unicorn join forces to bring Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen's brilliantly subversive picture book to the stage for the first time Find out more

The Fishermen returns to Edinburgh Fringe as part of this years EdShowcase line up before a 6 week Trafalgar Studio run marking New Perspectives West End debut Find out more