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Lennox Greaves

Extensive theatre experience includes seasons with Alan Ayckbourn’s Scarborough company, appearances in repertory theatre throughout the country and an eight year association with Peter Cheeseman at the New Victoria theatre Stoke. He directed for Mountview Academy for seven years and directed nine consecutive Pantomimes for Harrogate Theatre. He was in the National Theatre’s Tour and West End run of The History Boys, and GB Theatre Co’s touring productions of Merry Wives, As you Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest. Most recently he appeared in Prague Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of Kafka’s Amerika, and played Dad in Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories for The Old Laundry theatre Bowness. Television work includes Emmerdale, East Enders, The Bill, Casualty, Wycliffe, Dangerfield, Between the Lines, Stay Lucky, The Locksmith, Blue Money, Aimee, A Master of the Marionettes, Martin Chuzzlewit and Willy Russell’s Our Day Out. He very much enjoyed his first visit to New Perspectives for their recent Hood workshop.

Anna Lindup

LAMDA Actress of the year award 1977. Theatre includes: No 1 UK & N. Ireland Tours: Maurice’s Jubilee; Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench; Annie; Buddy Holly at the RegalLondon Theatre: Good People, Noel Coward; What Every Woman Knows, Albery; Dead Funny, Vaudeville; Plunder, NT; The Man Who Fell In Love With His Wife, Lyric; Vienna: Relative Values Repertory: Gaslight; Red Devils; Enter A Free Man; Glass Menagerie; Hitting Town; When We Are Married; Richard II; Spring & Port Wine; Bedroom Farce; Merchant of Venice; The Matchmaker; Thérese Raquin; Stags and Hens; Steaming; Jumpers; Mother Courage; Tom Sawyer; The Foursome; Blithe Spirit Fringe:Yerma, Arcola; Children of the Dust, Soho; Lunatic & Lover; PROUD; Vagina Monologues; MMRP; 1-woman show Oscar and the Pink Lady; Pieces of String; The Pimp; The Maids; Night Breath; The Potato Eaters; Druid’s Rest; Ellen Terry TV:Tenko; Flying Lady; Voysey Inheritance,Woman in White, The Bill, Casualty. Film: LadyKillers2; Jazz Detective; Award winning John Wycliffe: The Morning Star. Radio4 includes: Maximum Credible Accident; Whale Music; Fixed Images; Glaring Lack of Ambition; Fish Hooks; BBC World Service Drama - The Hamam Bride.

Hayley Doherty

Hayley is originally from Manchester and trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2004. Theatre credits include: Macbeth (Guildford Shakespeare Co.), Tom’s Midnight Garden (Theatre by the Lake), A Fine Bright Day Today (New Vic), The Endings (Theatre 503), Spunk (The Arcola) and Paradise Lost (Bristol Old Vic Co. TV/Film credits include: Peaky Blinders, Death Comes to Pemberley, Silent Witness, The Bill, Framed and Turbulence. Hayley has recorded numerous BBC Radio plays including Wuthering Heights, Dixon of Dock Green, Orchestra and If Not Now, When? as well as readings for Radio 4 programmes Poetry Please and Something Understood. Hayley is very pleased to be working with New Perspectives for the first time and had a lovely 2 week journey to get here from London on her narrowboat!

Adam Donaldson

Adam trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His professional stage credits include: Between the Lines & Write Stuff (Live Theatre), Last Train to Depart, Never Forget & Haunting Julia(Queens Hall Arts), Romeo and Juliet (Bard in the Botanics). TV credits include: Hebburn,The Paradise & Boy Meets Girl (BBC). Additionally, Adam wrote, acted and produced the short film The Offshore Account which recently won the BAFTA Film Showcase through Ideastap.

Creative Team

Writer - Tim Elgood

Tim has been a social worker for 40 years and currently works with a psychiatric crisis and home treatment team. He commenced writing at the tender age of 41 years. He has largely written for stage and has won both the Granada Foundation Award and BAFTA – sponsored TAPS New Writer of the Year. Last year he won the New Perspectives Long Play Competition. He was commissioned by The Alzheimer’s Society to write ‘The Person Not the Problem’ which was performed on stage and subsequently made into a short film. He has also had a play broadcast on radio. His plays have been performed at various East Midlands theatres and less likely venues which include The House Of Commons.

Director - Theresa Keogh

Associate Director at New Perspectives, most recently directing Unforgettable (2015). Past productions as director includeThis Place(New Perspectives 2015),Behind Closed Doors(New Perspectives 2014),Due Course(New Perspectives 2013),rehearsed readings ofThe Man UpstairsandBlue Moonas part of NEAT festival 2014 (Nottingham Playhouse) and as assistant directorSomething Blue(2014) andThe Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock(National Tour 2013 and Brits Off Broadway, New York 2014).Theresa graduated from De Montfort University with a MA in Scriptwriting. She also achieved the Creative Exchange diploma in directing and is agraduateof the Creative England Talent Programme.

Designer - Gem Greaves

Gem trained as a Theatre Designer at Nottingham Trent University, where in 2008 she was awarded the York Prize for her innovative set and costume designs for King Lear. Most recently Gem has worked on a number of large scale site specific and immersive productions, including Homefires at Newhaven Fort and A Dream from a Bombshell at Deptford Lounge.

Other credits include: Parlour Song, Ghost Town, Running on the Cracks, A Number (Pilot Theatre), His Dark Materials (York Theatre Royal), The Dreaming, The Tempest & Fen (Curve Leicester), Comedy of Errors (Oddsocks) Lysistrata (Nottingham Lakeside Arts).

Lighting Designer - Mark Pritchard

Mark has lit more than 40 productions in the West End.Opera and ballet credits include:designs for Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, The Stuttgart Ballet, Phoenix Opera, three seasons for Dublin Opera, Wexford Opera Festival, and the World Premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies Martyrdom of St. Magnus in Kirkwall. International credits include: productions at the National Theatres of France, Iceland and both the Abbey and Gate Theatre in Dublin, working extensively in Denmark and touring productions across Europe, to New York, the Sydney and Perth Festivals.

Mark has lit productions for companies at varying scales throughout the UK from RSC to Theatre San Frontiers; lighting eight seasons for the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.Regional producing theatres include: Theatre Royal Plymouth, the Traverse, Northern Stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse where he also designed the external lighting scheme. Mark regularly lectures in Lighting Design, designs internal and exterior lighting schemes for theatre and heritage sites and is a long standing Board member of the Theatre Royal, Stratford East.

Sound Designer - Drew Baumohl

Drew trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His previous sound designs include: The Dissidents (The Tricycle Theatre) Mary Shelley (Shared Experience) A Season in the Congo: Parallel Production (Young Vic) The Kite Runner: UK Tour (UK Productions) Time and the Conways, The Threepenny Opera (Graeae & Nottingham Playhouse) Time and The Conways, My Judy Garland Life, Richard III, The Kite Runner, Of Mice and Men, The Importance of Being Earnest, Grandpa in my Pocket: Teamwork, Umbrellas, Private Lives, Amy’s View, Twelfth Night, The Families of Lockerbie, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg,Forever Young, Blithe Spirit, Glamour, Vertigo, Tom’s Midnight Garden, Beast on the Moon and Aladdin (Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company); Dust, Dreamtime (Derby Theatre) The Crossing (New Art Exchange); The Grandfathers (LYTX); The Trial, Blood Wedding, The Visit, Find Me and Down in the Dumps (Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre); West Side Story (Nottingham Operatic Society) Séance on a Sunday Afternoon, Empty Bed Blues and Smile (Lakeside Arts Centre); Thoroughly Modern Millie, Crazy for you, Peter Pan (Carlton Operatic Society); and as Associate Sound Designer, Summer and Smoke (Apollo Theatre, London).

Stage Manager - Alison Willcox

Alison Willcox is Farm Boy`s Stage Manager having recently toured with New Perspectives` production of Wasteland as part of New Perspectives and East Midlands Airport`s New Horizons initiative, a three year programme designed to support the professional development of young and emerging regional theatre-makers. Alison has just completed the Foundation Degree in Technical Theatre at New College Nottingham, which included a work placement in the props department of the RSC in Stratford. Prior to this Alison was a school librarian.


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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