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Tim Etchells, Eve Leigh, Selina Thompson, Jane Upton, Jatinder Verma and 1927

Tim Etchells is an artist and writer based in Sheffield and London. He is artistic director of Forced Entertainment, an experimental performance company founded in 1984; his work shifts between performance, visual art and writing

Eve Leigh is a playwright, theatre-maker and dramaturg. She was the Royal Court Jerwood playwright 2019, and the first ever artist-in-residence at the Experimental Stage of the National Theatre of Greece 2017.

Selina Thompson is artist and performer based in Birmingham. Her work is playful, participatory and intimate, focusing on the politics of identity and how this defines our bodies, lives and environments.

Jane Upton is a Nottingham writer whose plays include All The Little Lights, which was nominated for Best Play at the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2017, and saw Jane joint winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright.

Jatinder Verma is a British theatre director pioneer and activist, who in 1977 co-founded the Asian theatre company Tara Arts, leading it as Artistic Director for 42 years. In 2019, he founded JVP with designer Claudia Mayer.

1927 Founded in 2005 by Director, Writer & Performer Suzanne Andrade and Animator & Illustrator Paul Barritt. This multi-award winning company, based in Margate & London, specialises in combining performance and live music with animation to create magical filmic performance.


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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Six limited edition cards by award-winning artists
A drama in six postcards

A 10-part audio series by visionary writer David Rudkin

SHHH...AKESPEARE online workshop
Macbeth retold - online here now!
THE SPIRIT trilogy online
See this radical trilogy is online here 


Our congratulations go to The Fishermen actor Valentine for recognition at the Black British Theatre Awards 2020 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
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