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Crossings

Cast

Victoria Brazier

Recent theatre includes: The Secret Garden (York Theatre Royal/Theatre by the Lake); Hard Times (Northern Broadsides);Tiny Heroes (Daniel Bye); Three Mothers (Waterloo East); Treasure Island, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver Twist (The Dukes, Lancaster); The Lost Boy (Theatre in the Quarter); The Snow Queen, The Borrowers (New Vic); Multi Story (Monkeywood Theatre); We@re Not Going Back (Red Ladder); A Great War (JB Shorts); Charlotte's Web - The Musical (Watershed Productions) and Hobson's Choice (The Royal Exchange). Recent work for television and radio includes: Emmerdale, Coronation Street (ITV); All at Sea (CBBC); Doctors (BBC); Craven (Savvy for the BBC); Heading Out (Red Productions); Ann Veronica, Jezebel, The Thrill of Love, New Grub Street and Home Front (Radio 4).

Will O Connell

Will is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Recent theatre includes: CLASS (Traverse, Edinburgh/Galway Arts Festival/Abbey/Dublin Theatre Festival); Swansong (Kilkenny Arts Festival); Luck Just Kissed You Hello (Hot For Theatre/GIAF/Dublin Theatre Festival); Mother You (Dublin Fringe/Louise White); Way to Heaven (Rough Magic Seeds); Peer Gynt (Rough Magic/Dublin Theatre Festival); Moment, Hue and Cry (Tall Tales); Caligula (Rough Magic Seeds/ Dublin Theatre Festival); Macbeth, King Lear, Hamlet (Second Age); The Hairy Ape (Corcadorca); Life Is A Dream (Rough Magic) and Julius Caesar (Abbey).Will is Associate Artist with The Stomach Box Theatre Company and has performed in all their works to date, Amnon and Tamar, A Season in Hell and No Worst There Is None (Best Production - Irish Times Theatre Awards). Recent work for film and television includes: Little Women (BBC/Playground); Detainment (Twelve Media); Out of Innocence (Defiant Films/Telegael); Red Rock (Element/TV3); Moonfleet (Sky); Game of Thrones (HBO) and Parked (Grand Pictures) In addition to his acting, Will also works as a musician, singer and voice-over artist.

Creative Team

Writer - Deirdre Kinahan

Director - Sophie Motley

Sophie grew up in South Shropshire and was based in Ireland from 2002 to 2016. She has directed four productions as Artistic Director of Pentabus: Festival!, Here I Belong, Wolves Are Coming For You and New Futures. Previously she was co-artistic director of WillFredd Theatre, Associate Director of Rough Magic in Dublin, Staff Director at English National Opera and Resident Assistant Director at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre.

Designer - Sarah Jane Shiels

Sarah Jane began lighting design for Dublin Youth Theatre, completing a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies 2006 (Trinity), and the Rough Magic Seeds3 programme 2006–2008.
Lighting design includes: FRNKNSTN (Theatre Lovett); Dolores, Soldier Still, Dusk Ahead (Junk Ensemble); Where We Live (THISISPOPBABY); East Belfast Boy/Everyday I Wake Up Hopeful (Prime Cut); Radio Rosario (Little John Nee); Jimmy’s Hall, The Remains of Maise Duggan, Town is Dead (Abbey, Dublin); Dublin Old school (Project Arts Centre); The Effect, Everything Between Us, The Critic, The House Keeper, Plaza Suite (Rough Magic); PALS - winner Irish Times Theatre Award Best Lighting 2015, The Boys of Foley Street, Laundry, World’s End Lane, Basin (ANU Productions); This Beach, Have I NoMouth, The Blue Boy, Silver Stars (Brokentalkers).Set and Lighting Design includes:
BEES!, Jockey, CARE, Farm, Follow (WillFredd Theatre); How to Keep an Alien (Sonya Kelly/Rough Magic); It Folds –Winner Irish Times Theatre Award Best Lighting 2015 (Junk
Ensemble/Brokentalkers).

Sound Designer - Helen Skiera

For Pentabus: Crossings, Here I Belong.

Theatre includes: The Lovely Bones (Royal & Derngate/tour); This Is Not For You (Graeae/Greenwich & Docklands International Festival/Stockton International Riverside Festival); Instructions for Correct Assembly, Bodies (Royal Court); Betrayal, Echo’s End, The Magna Carta Plays (Salisbury Playhouse); The Encounter (Complicité); Good Dog, I Know All The Secrets In My World, The Epic Adventure of Nhamo The Manyika Warrior and his Sexy Wife Chipo, The Legend of Hamba (Tiata Fahodzi); House and Garden (Watermill); Harajuku Girls (Finborough); The Dog, the Night, and the Knife, Pandora’s Box, Sister Of, Miss Julie (Arcola); The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face (Shunt); The Last Words You’ll Hear (Almeida at Latitude); Advice for the Young at Heart (Theatre Centre); The Centre (Islington Community Theatre); The Three Sisters, The Laramie Project (Guildhall School of Music & Drama); Snow White, US/UK Exchange (Old Vic New Voices); Meat (Bush); Once In A Lifetime, The Eighth Continent, An Absolute Turkey (E15); Colors, The Criminals, House of Bones, Medea (Drama Centre).
As Associate Sound Designer: Barbershop Chronicles (National Theatre); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Young Vic/Apollo); Adler and Gibb (Royal Court); I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep Than Some Other Arsehole (The Gate).

Movement Director - Kitty Winter

Kitty Winter trained at Laban and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
For New Perspectives: The Fishermen, Harvest.
For Pentabus: Wolves are Coming for You, As the Crow Flies, Here I Belong.
Recent movement credits include: The Kite Runner (Nottingham Playhouse/Wyndham’s/UK tour); Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, A Christmas Carol, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Derby Theatre); Blood (Tamasha/ Belgrade Theatre Coventry); Cinemusical, Cinemusical High (Laurence Owen/Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh); Rapunzel, Jack, Tom’s Midnight Garden (Nottingham Playhouse); Tiny Treasures, The Night Pirates (Theatre Hullabaloo); The Dog House, Puss in Boots, Women on the Verge of HRT (Derby LIVE); Roots (Mercury Theatre Colchester); Ghandi, Coconuts (Kali/Arcola); Dick Turpin’s Last Ride (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds).
Recent directing credits include: Feet First, Car Story (Box Clever); Spinning Yarns, FIVE (Theatre Hullabaloo/Theatre Direct, Canada); Whose Shoes? (Nottingham Playhouse); Awaking Durga (Kali/Soho).
For her own company WinterWalker Kitty has directed: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Watermans Arts Centre); Three Keepers (UK tour); Come to the Circus (Déda, Derby); The Beast of Belper (Belper Arts Festival).

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 


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