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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 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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THE SPIRIT trilogy online
as part of BAC Going Digital
from 9 June 2020
A 10-part audio series by visionary writer David Rudkin

SHHH...AKESPEARE online workshop
Macbeth retold - online here now!

Stage premiere based on the book by Janet Frame

Quirky international bestseller


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We collected minute-long stories about your favourite Notts as part of the Nottstopping Festival Find out more
We welcome the next cohort of New Associates taking part in a year-long professional development programme Find out more

Dame Rosemary Squire becomes patron  Find out more