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Thibault Delferiere

Delferiere is a Belgian performer and visual artist known internationally for his work exploring the limits of the human form. He has developed a highly concentrated means of expression, working with raw elemental materials in relation to his own body.

Giuseppe Lomeo

Giuseppe is a Sicilian-born experimental guitarist, who has developed a highly individual approach to his instrument. The textured soundscape he creates is through the complex manipulation of strings, harmonies, loops and found objects all played through one electro-acoustic guitar.

Steve Noble

Steve Noble is Londons leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith,Evan Parker,Thurston Moore.Ikue Mori Stephen OMalley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more. In the early eighties, Noble played with the Nigerian master drummer Elkan Ogunde, Rip Rig and Panic, Brion Gysin and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, before going on to work with the pianist Alex Maguire and with Derek Bailey (including Company Weeks 1987, 89 and 90). He was featured in the Baileys excellent TV series on Improvisation for Channel 4 based on his book 'Improvisation; its nature and practise'. He has toured and performed throughout Europe, Africa and America and currently leads the groups N.E.W (with John Edwards and Alex Ward) and DECOY (with John Edwards and Alexander Hawkins).

Sharon Gal

Sharon Gal is an artist, performer, experimental vocalist and composer, working with breath and extended techniques to explore presence, listening and the relationships between people sound and space. She performs solo, and on-going collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton and Lina Lapelyte. Her music is released by many labels, with five solo albums and various collaborations. Past performances include: The V&A, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, MACBA, and Colour out of Space, Supernormal and Supersonic festivals.

Creative Team

Writer - Thibault Delferiere in collaboration with Jack McNamara

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 - Maxwell Nicholson-Lailey

Max initially trained as a dancer at Rambert School in West London, choreographing pieces performed at Sadlers Wells and the Royal Opera House. He then successfully gained a Masters Degree in Costume Design from London College of Fashion. He then went on to be shortlisted as one of the twelve finalists for the 2017 Linbury Prize for Stage Design and was a recipient of the Royal Opera House bursary 2018. Most recently he has been nominated for 2019 Stage Debut Awards Best Designer for his work on Huddleat the Unicorn Theatre. His work spans through contemporary dance, opera, theatre and performance art.

His design credits include: Cabildo (Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn 2019) There Won’t Be Glitter (The Place), Huddle(Unicorn Theatre), Lot’s of Varied Expectations (The Rosemary Branch Theatre)

Associate and Assistant work: Assistant Costume Designer Spice World UK Tour (Spice Girls, 2019), assistant costume designerCurtains (UK Tour, 2019), design assistant La Cenerentola (Irish Opera, 2019), design assistant Amelie(Watermill Theatre, 2019).

Lighting Designer - Lucia Sanchez Roldan

Lucía is a Freelance Lighting Designer based in London and a graduate from RADA's Technical Theatre BA(Hons).

Previous credits include: as Lighting Designer: Ms Julie, Utopia Room (The Place), The First (Vaults), The Niceties(Finborough Theatre), Dear Marie Stopes (Kings Place), How We Begin (Kings Head Theatre), Love and Money, Cathy, Julius Caesar (RADA's Gielgud Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, Rambert Curdled Glass (Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre), Linda, Of Blood, To See Salisbury (GBS Theatre),The Soldier Tale's (Susie Sainsbury Theatre), Evo-Blue-Tion (Adelphi Theatre), Highway 61 (Camden People's Theatre), Bug (Bloomsbury Studio).


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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Quirky international bestseller

Stage premiere based on the book by Janet Frame
National rural tour 
Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen's hilarious and surreal story for 3 - 7yrs and families
 A New Perspectives and Unicorn co-production, available for Christmas 2020/Spring 2021


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Dame Rosemary Squire becomes patron  Find out more
A provocative trio of performances exploring the changing state of the human spirit Find out more