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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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A 10-part audio series by visionary writer David Rudkin
THE SPIRIT trilogy online
as part of BAC Going Digital
View the trilogy is online this week through to 12 July
A drama in six postcards

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

Stage premiere based on the book by Janet Frame

Quirky international bestseller


Industry-wide we are facing a devastating impact from Coronavirus. If you have enjoyed our work and value our commitment to engaging with audiences and artists with limited access to live theatre please consider a donation to support our work over this challenging period. DONATE NOW
Our latest venture shows a novel way of reaching isolated rural audiences through a six-part drama written on a series of specially designed postcards. Find out more
Announcing the release of our epic audio series. Starring Toby Jones, Josie Lawrence,  Michael Pennington Steven Rea,  Juliet Stevenson, among many others, PlacePrints, by the maverick writer David Rudkin, tells the haunted stories of ten locations across the UK Find out more

We collected minute-long stories about your favourite Notts as part of the Nottstopping Festival Find out more