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Writer - David Rudkin

David Rudkin is a stage and TV dramatist, screenwriter, opera librettist and translator. He emerged in the 1960's as one of the country’s ground-breaking voices, with his visionary play Afore Night Come for the RSC. He has been described by the Observer as "Britain’s greatest living dramatic poet.”

Original stage works include Afore Night Come, written 1960 (first staged 1962, RSC dir. Clifford Williams); The Sons of Light 1964-65 (revised and first staged 1975, Newcastle Playhouse dir. Keith Hack; in further revision, RSC, dir. Ron Daniels); Ashes 1972 (first staged in German, Hamburg 1973; in English, London Open Space Theatre, dir. Pam Brighton 1975); The Triumph of Death 1976 (first staged 1981, Birmingham Repertory Theatre Studio, dir. Peter Farago); Hansel and Gretel (RSC, dir. Ron Daniels 1978); The Saxon Shore 1983 (first staged 1986, Almeida Theatre, dir. Pierre Audi); John Piper in the House of Death 1984 (revised and first staged 1991, London Central School of Speech and Drama, dir. Nick Mahon); Will’s Way (RSC 1984, dir. Alison Sutcliffe). More recent credits include Red Sun, commissioned for AJTC two-man touring company (dir. Geoff Bullen, first toured 2003); adaptation of Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita for National Youth Theatre (dir. John Hoggarth, 2004). New Perspectives premiered the stage play The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock in a co-production with Leicester Curve in 2012; the production subsequently transferred to New York in 2014. The company went on to record and audio series under the banner Placeprints and before touring the this world premiere adaptation.

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).

Sound Designer - Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)

Adam is a composer and sound designer, originally from Derby but now living in Cheshire.

The Fishermen, Playland, Wasteland, Honeyman, He Wore a Red Hat, Watching the Living, (New Perspectives); My Mother Said I Never Should, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); The Coram Boy, Holes,The Cherry Orchard, The Glass Menagerie, Arcadia, Any Means Necessary, A Skull in Connermara, How to Breathe, Chicken Soup with Barley (Nottingham Playhouse); Abigail’s Party, The Glee Club (Hull Truck Theatre); One Man Two Guvnors, Beyond Shame, Two, Sweeney Todd (Derby Theatre); Brighton Rock, Noughts & Crosses (Pilot Theatre); The Beautiful Game (Next Door Dance); Call of the Wild (Greenwich Theatre); Getting Better Slowly (Adam Pownall UK Tour); What the Butler Saw, A Streetcar Name Desire, Shiv (Curve, Leicester);The Snow Queen, What Became of the Red Shoes (Little Pixie Productions);Babe, Private Lives, Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, Arsenic and Old Lace, Betty Blue Eyes, The Butterfly Lion, Noises Off, Ascension, Educating Rita (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Dancehall, The Glee Club (Cast, Doncaster).

Film scores: The Grandest of Stages (Next Door Dance), Ashes (Triskelle Pictures).

Website: poeticalmachines.co.uk
Twitter: @PoeticalMachine @AdamPMcCready

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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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Stage premiere based on the book by Janet Frame
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