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Deirdre Kinahan

For Pentabus and New Perspectives: Crossings
Theatre includes: Bé Carna (Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin Irish tour/Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Passage, Knocknashee (also Irish tour); Attaboy Mr Synge (Civic, Dublin); The Snow Child (Ramor Theatre Cavan); Maisy Daly’s Rainbow (Solstice Arts Centre); Moment (Project Arts Centre/Bush/Irish tour/US & Canada tour); Bogboy (Project Arts Centre/Irish Arts Centre, New York/Irish tour); Halcyon Days – Edinburgh Fringe First winner (Dublin Theatre Festival/Irish tour/Irish Arts Centre, NewYork/Edinburgh Festival/Warsaw); Spinning (Dublin Theatre Festival/Den, Chicago); Wild Sky (Rossnaree House, Meath/Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin/Irish Arts Centre, New York/ Washington); Rise (The Old Vic); Born, Me &Molly &Moo (Meath County Council); The Unmanageable Sisters, Rathmines Road (Abbey, Dublin); Wild Notes – The Frederick Douglas Project (Solas Nua, Washington DC); Lydia Glynn (Manhattan Theatre Club, NewYork).
Short plays include: Melody (Site Specific Dublin/Irish tour/Òran Mór, Glasgow); Hue & Cry (Òran Mór, Glasgow/Bewleys Café Theatre, Dublin/European tour); The Fingers of Faverhsam, Transgressor (Bush Theatre); Broken (Fishamble Theatre Company, Dublin/Sydney/Washington); Protest (Royal Court Theatre); Renewed (The Old Vic).
Radio plays include: Bogboy (RTÉ) and The Bag on Ballyfinch Place (BBC).


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