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Sarah Jane Shiels

Sarah Jane began lighting design for Dublin Youth Theatre, completing a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies 2006 (Trinity), and the Rough Magic Seeds3 programme 2006–2008.
Lighting design includes: FRNKNSTN (Theatre Lovett); Dolores, Soldier Still, Dusk Ahead (Junk Ensemble); Where We Live (THISISPOPBABY); East Belfast Boy/Everyday I Wake Up Hopeful (Prime Cut); Radio Rosario (Little John Nee); Jimmy’s Hall, The Remains of Maise Duggan, Town is Dead (Abbey, Dublin); Dublin Old school (Project Arts Centre); The Effect, Everything Between Us, The Critic, The House Keeper, Plaza Suite (Rough Magic); PALS - winner Irish Times Theatre Award Best Lighting 2015, The Boys of Foley Street, Laundry, World’s End Lane, Basin (ANU Productions); This Beach, Have I NoMouth, The Blue Boy, Silver Stars (Brokentalkers).Set and Lighting Design includes:
BEES!, Jockey, CARE, Farm, Follow (WillFredd Theatre); How to Keep an Alien (Sonya Kelly/Rough Magic); It Folds –Winner Irish Times Theatre Award Best Lighting 2015 (Junk


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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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