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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!

Matthew Brown

Matthew has been acting professionally for 18 years since graduating in his home town of Newcastle upon Tyne. Theatre credits include: Kindertransport (Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Les Theatres de la Ville Luxembourg & UK Tour), Harvest (New Perspectives UK Tour), Blue/Orange (Theatre Royal Brighton/ATG UK Tour), The Machine Gunners (Polka Theatre, London), The Riddle of the Sands (Jermyn Street Theatre), Pitch Black and Romy and Julian (Vienna's English Theatre) and The Beaux' Stratagem, Hedda Gabler and Much Ado About Nothing (Lichfield Garrick) TV Credits include: The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury (BBC) and Grandpa in My Pocket (BBC) Matthew can also be found scattered all over your ad break, in commercials including Go Compare, Mars, Sainsburys, Europcar & The Food Network. He is thrilled to be joining New Perspectives again for A Fortunate Man.

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.


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IN 2018
National rural tour and Pentabus co-production

20 November - 1 December
Arcola Theatre

IN 2019
Spring 2019 tour booking

A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

 A Finnish Melancomedy



Become one of six new creative practitioners to learn from and influence future work and practises Find out more here

Sell out show returns to the Arcola in November  Find out more here
Headlong and New Perspectives 18 month project culmination in Mansfield Find out more here

Be Festival Mess Award winner Sisyphus is invited to Bosnia and Herzegovina's international festival in 2019. Find out more here

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