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The Tiger's Bones and Other Stories


Heather Dutton

After training at ALRA, Heather's theatre credits include: Primetime (Royal Court), Treasure Island (National Theatre), Sing Something Simple (Dark Horse Theatre), The Trial of Dennis the Menace (Southbank Centre) and The Merry Wives of Windsor for the Sam Wanamaker Festival. Television includes appearances in Drifters and Hebburn.

Harry Egan

Harry trained at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol. Since graduating roles include The Grand Gesture and The Boy on The Swing (Tobacco Factory) and most recently appearing in Trevor Nunn's War of the Roses Trilogy - Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III (Rose Theatre).

George Eggay

George graduated from The Drama Centre in 1994. His theatre credits include: Arabian Nights (New Vic Theatre), Dishoodbe on TV (Hackney Empire), Frozen, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Power Book (National Theatre), Transmissions, The Ramayana (Birmingham Rep), Starstruck (Tricycle Theatre) and The Servant and Two Masters (Nottingham Playhouse). Television appearances in Doctors, Sarajevo, Spooks and Soldier Soldier. Films include All You Need Is Kill and The Final Passage.

Ed Thorpe

Ed graduated from the Actor Musician course at Rose Bruford College in 2013. His theatre credits include: Far From The Madding Crowd, Peter Pan (Watermill Theatre); Tom's Midnight Garden (Birmingham Stage Company/National Tour); Wind in the Willows (The Lord Chamberlain's Men) and Novemberunderground (Burning Oak Theatre Company). Radio credits: He Died With His Eyes Open (BBC Radio 4 Drama).

Creative Team

Writer - Ted Hughes

Director - Jack McNamara

Jack has been Artistic Director of New Perspectives since September 2012.

Productions for the company include: Once Upon Our Times (Southbank), trade (National Tour) The Fishermen (Trafalgar Studios/ HOME Manchester) The Boss of It All (Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh & Soho Theatre); The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock (Brits off Broadway, New York & UK tour); Him With His Foot In His Mouth, Watching the Living (both UK tours); HOOD (150th Anniversary Commission, Nottingham Theatre Royal) and Darkness Darkness (Nottingham Playhouse co-production), Harvest (regional tour) and Sisyphus (BE Festival, MESS Award Winner).

Productions for children and family audiences include: The Tiger's Bones and Other Stories (UK tour), The Giant Jam Sandwich (UK tour & Edinburgh) and The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse (in a co-production with the Unicorn Theatre).

Designer - Amelia Jane Hankin

Amelia trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Theatre includes Sing Yer Heart out for the Lads (Costume design - Chichester Festival Theatre), One Under (Graeae), Unknown Rivers (Hampstead Theatre); The Wave (Almeida Theatre), (This isn't) A True Story (Almeida Theatre), Blue Orange (Birmingham Rep); Gastronomic (Curious Directive); The Fishermen (HOME/Arcola/Trafalgar Studios); The Comedy of Errors (RSC); Confidence (Southwark Playhouse); Europe After the Rain (Mercury Theatre); Smack That (A Conversation) (Barbican + UK Tour); Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok (Royal Exchange); Mixed Brain (Paines Plough/Tiata Fahodzi); Natives (Southwark Playhouse); The Scar Test (Soho Theatre); Punts (Theatre503); Powerplay (Hampton Court Palace); Good Dog (Palace Theatre Watford + UK Tour); Rudolf and The Night Before Christmas (Leeds Playhouse); We Are You (Young Vic at British Museum); The Neighbourhood Project (Bush Theatre); The Tiger's Bones (Lakeside Nottingham, Polka London and Leeds Playhouse); She Called Me Mother (Tara Arts and UK tour); Fake It'Til You Make It (Soho Theatre, Traverse Edinburgh, UK and Australian tour); The Same Deep Water As Me, The Crucible, Dealer's Choice and Pinter Triple Bill (Guildhall School of Music and Drama); 64 Squares (New Diorama and UK tour); You Once Said Yes (Perth International Festival, Nuffield Theatre and Lowry Theatre).

Lighting Designer - Azusa Ono

Azusa has been creating lighting designs for various types of shows since she studied fine arts in Japan and trained in lighting design at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Recent design includes: How Nigeria Became... (Unicorn Theatre), The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock (New York 59E59 Theatre): We Are Proud… (Bush Theatre); Copyright Christmas (Barbican Centre); Fanfared (Crucible Sheffield); Choreogata (Southbank Centre); A Song of Love (Gate Theatre). For further information click here.

Composer - James Atherton

Theatre as composer/musical director includes: Around the World in Eighty Days (UK & USA Tour Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, New Vic Theatre); 39 Steps; Astley’s Astounding Adventures; Treasure Island; The Snow Queen, Peter Pan in Scarlet, Kiss Me Quickstep, (New Vic Theatre); A Tiger’s Tale (M6 Theatre); Harvest; The Giant Jam Sandwich, The Tigers Bones (New Perspectives - National Tour); Fight Like A Girl (Youth Music Theatre UK); The Tragical Tale of Romeus and Juliet (Oldham Coliseum); Robin Hood & Marian, the Hoard Festival, The Borrowers (New Vic Theatre); Ramshackle House; Bedtime Stories, Tamburo (Upswing); Miss Interpreted (Square Chapel, Halifax); The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Stones in His Pockets, A Christmas Carol (New Vic Theatre); According To Brian Haw (Riverside Studios);Phoenix From the Flames (Olympic torch relay)

Television as composer includes:The History Of Christianity, Tales From the National Parks,The Lives of Gandhi, Around theWorld in 80 Faiths, Olaudah Equiano, Greater Love Hath NoMan and Brick Lane (BBC); Survivors, Tonight With Trevor McDonald andKenny Everett: Licence to Laugh (ITV1); The Unseen Eric Morecambe (Channel 4); Roger to the Rescue (Cosgrove Hall); Colleen’s Secrets (Channel 5) and All in the Game, starring Ray Winstone (Film4).

James is also the artistic director of the renowned Oldham Theatre Workshop.


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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