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A Fortunate Man


Hayley Doherty

Hayley is originally from Manchester and trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2004. She appeared in Unforgettable for New Perspectives in 2015 and is chuffed to be working with the company again! Other theatre includes: Larkin with Women (Esk Valley Theatre), Don't Dress for Dinner (Jordan Productions), Much Ado About Nothing, Comedy of Errors and Macbeth (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Living Quarters (The Tobacco Factory), The Snow Queen and Tom's Midnight Garden (Theatre by the Lake), A Fine Bright Day Today (New Vic), The Endings, Hopelessly Devoted to You and The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster (Theatre 503), Spunk (The Arcola) and Paradise Lost (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Co.) TV/Film includes: Jade (Viking/Emu Films), Peaky Blinders, Coronation Street, Death Comes to Pemberley, Silent Witness, The Bill, and Turbulence. Hayley does voiceover work from her own studio and has recorded numerous BBC Radio plays including Wuthering Heights, If Not Now, When and Dixon of Dock Green as well as readings for Radio 4's Poetry Please and Something Understood. Hayley lives on a narrowboat and takes her digs around the country with her whenever she can. She's currently learning to Lindy Hop!

Jamie de Courcey

Jamie trained at RADA and made his professional stage debut as Edward Sergeant in David Hare’s SKYLIGHT at the Harrogate Theatre. He was later to play John Begley in David Hare’s PLENTY for the Almeida at the Albery Theatre in the West End. Last year he played Richmond and Sir Robert Brackenbury in RICHARD III at the Arcola Theatre and Trofimov in THE CHERRY ORCHARD at the Nottingham Playhouse. Jamie played Dr Rank in A DOLL’S HOUSE at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and earlier roles at that theatre include Herbert Pocket in GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Algernon in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Syme in 1984 and Benvolio and Raymond in DR FAUSTUS. He played Maurice Tabret in the English Touring Theatre production of THE SACRED FLAME and Eric Birling in the National Tour of AN INSPECTOR CALLS; the Porter and 3rd Witch in MACBETH in London’s Arcola Theatre; Japhet and Sparks in A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER at the Donmar and Devenish in ANOTHER COUNTRY at the Oxford Playhouse and the Arts Theatre. Other theatre credits include: Stan in SOLD and Johnny in DECADE for Theatre503; Johnnie Littlejohn in HANGOVER SQUARE at the Finborough; John in ALPHABETICAL ORDER at Salisbury; Faulkland in THE RIVALS for the Theatre Royal, Bath UK Tour; Rosencrantz in HAMLET at Northampton’s Theatre Royal; the Red Knight and Duckworth in ALICE IN WONDERLAND for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Nick Skeres in THE SCHOOL OF NIGHT at the Chichester Festival. Jamie’s film credits include SAY MY NAME; the role of the painter in VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING; the adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s PRIVATE PEACEFUL and Harvey “Doc” Postlethwaite in RUSH, directed by Ron Howard. Television credits include HOLBY CITY; VERA; TABOO; THE CROWN; THE TUNNEL II; DOWNTON ABBEY; FOYLE’S WAR; POIROT – THE HOLLOW; MIDSOMER MURDERS – RING OUT YOUR DEAD and, for the BBC, THE WAY WE LIVE NOW. Jamie is delighted to be working with Michael Pinchbeck again, having previously played Douglas Jardine in Michael’s play THE ASHES and its subsequent revival at the Nottingham Playhouse.

Creative Team

Writer - Michael Pinchbeck

Director - Michael Pinchbeck

Designer - Eleanor Field

Since graduating from RADA's Postgraduate Theatre Design course in July 2011, Eleanor has worked regularly in a wide variety of styles and genres for theatre, opera, dance and festivals, in 2016 she designed windows for Selfridge's London to celebrate Shakespeare 400 and is currently working on a large scale live drawing project 'Pageant on Paper' which will commemorate the centenary of some women getting the vote.

When not designing she is teaching design as an associate Lecturer at Birmingham City University.

See her full design portfolio at

Follow her on twitter and instagram @EleanorMField

Lighting Designer - Amy Mae

Amy works across Theatre, Dance, Site Specific and Devised performance.
Amy designed the lighting for the acclaimed ‘Pie Shop’ version of Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which is currently playing at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York. She won the Knight of Illumination Award in 2015 for the London production, and her designs for the New York production have been nominated for the 2017 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Lighting.

Recent Credits include: Br'er Cotton (Theatre 503), Mountains: The Dreams of lily Kwok (Royal Exchange) and Exploding Circus (Pavilion Theatre, Worthing): Othello, Jeckyll and Hyde and The Host (NYT Rep Season 2017); Half Breed (Talawa - Soho Theatre & Assembly Rooms); Start Swimming (Young Vic/Summerhall Edinburgh); The Ugly One(Park Theatre); Babette's Feast (The Print Room); The Lounge (Soho Theatre); Wordswroth (Theatre By The Lake); Paradise of Assassins (Tara Theatre); Knife Edge (Pond Restaurant, Dalston); Miniaturists 55 (Arcola Theatre);Prize Fights (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art); Orphans (Southwark Playhouse); Macbeth (Italia Conti) I'm Not Here Right Now (Paines Plough's Roundabout and Soho Theatre) Liola (New Diorama Theatre); Children in Uniform, Punk Rock (Tristan Bates Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Harringtons Pie and Mash Shop and West End); The Tree Sisters (Cockpit Theatre); Cat Couture (Music Video); In Bed (London Theatre Workshop); Henry V (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art); Pool, The Gut Girls (Brockley Jack Theatre); The Legacy (The Place).

Programming Credits Include: Jeux (Royal Opera House); Tannhauser (Longborough Festival Opera); Robin Hood (Stratford East Theatre Royal); Lela & Co (The Royal Court); Dirty Butterfly (The Young Vic); Red Forest (The Young Vic).

She was one of the invited speakers at the 2017 Showlight Conference in Florence. Amy trained at RADA on the postgraduate Stage Electrics and Lighting Design course and has a
degree in Stage Management and Performing Arts from the University of Winchester.


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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THE SPIRIT trilogy online
as part of BAC Going Digital
from 9 June 2020
A 10-part audio series by visionary writer David Rudkin

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Stage premiere based on the book by Janet Frame

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