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Bethany Gupwell

Bethany Gupwell studied Lighting Design at The Royal Central school of speech and drama. Lighting Design credits include; Queen of The Mist (Charing Cross Theatre), Wonder Winterland (Soho Theatre), Keep Watching (New Diorama), Bobby & Amy (Vaults Festival 2019), Zorba (Performance Preparation Academy), Immersive dining experience The Great Christmas Feast (The Ugly Duck), Sweet Like Chocolate, Boy (Brockley Jack), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Royal Central), #Dr@cula (The Leicester Curve), Free (Royal Central).

Associate and Re-lighting credits include; The Rite of Spring - Seeta Patel (2019 Tour), Black Men Walking (Bernie Grants Art Centre), The Phlebotomist (Hampstead Theatre), Seussical (Southwark Playhouse), Dust (Trafalgar Studios), Heartbreak House (Union Theatre), Carmen (Union Theatre).

Assistant roles include; Come from Away (Phoenix Theatre), Beginners (Unicorn Theatre), Lighting Intern on Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre), Beacons (Park Theatre), Natives (Southwark Playhouse).


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 new trilogy from this distinctive performance artist as part of the Going Global season
Battersea Arts Centre, London
February and March 2020
A staged reading
Quays Theatre, The Lowry Manchester
Sunday 29 March 2020

Quirky international bestseller

Stage premiere based on the book by Janet Frame
National rural tour Autumn 2020


Following the success of A Fortunate Man, Michael Pinchbeck and New Perspectives Alumni Ollie Smith collaborate on a new piece. Free places here

Dame Rosemary Squire becomes patron as 2020 season announced Find out more
Announcing a provocative trio of performances exploring the changing state of the human spirit Find out more