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Cast

Kate Adams

Kate studied Classics at King’s College, London, where she performed many plays in Ancient Greek, played violin in the orchestra, trumpet in the swing band and scraped a second. She has worked as an actor/ musician for the last twelve years, mostly in Britain, but also in Europe and the Far East. Theatre credits include: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum York Theatre Royal, Thieves' Carnival Watermill Theatre, Cider With Rosie New Vic Theatre, A Christmas Carol Oddsocks Productions, Peter Pan Forest Forge, Stamping and Shouting and Singing Home The Nuffield Theatre, The Corrupted Angel Base Chorus, Crime and Punishment The Steam Industry, The 39 Steps Forest Forge, The Country Wife Forest Forge, Twelfth Night and Macbeth Oddsocks Productions, Under the Bed Theatre Centre, A Midsummer Night's Dream Whichford Players / Japan International Theatre Festival. Kate was a co-founder of Salisbury Umbrella, and wrote and performed in all of their revue shows, including three at the Salisbury Playhouse.

George Chalmers

Born and brought up in Chester before moving to Liverpool, George’s work to date has included productions for Liverpool Everyman, Liverpool Unity Theatre and numerous theatre tours for companies such as Mikron Theatre and Spike Theatre. On television, he’s been seen as a murder victim in a traumatic reconstruction for Crimewatch and a somewhat less traumatic commercial for McDonalds, as well as another commercial for Feel Fit TV. He’s also appeared on the comedy circuit as a very funny, witty and well-received stand-up comic. George is thrilled to be working with New Perspectives Theatre for the first time.

John Elkington

As well as annually playing ‘Dame’ in Pantomine at Nottingham Playhouse, John’s theatre credits include: Road to Nab End Oldham Coliseum, Knife Edge Hard Graft Theatre, The Pros The Cons and The Screw Derby Live, Forever Young and Garage Band Nottingham Playhouse, Great Expectations New Vic Theatre, People at Sea Salisbury Playhouse, King Cotton Manchester Lowry / Liverpool Empire, Return of the Forbidden Planet No. 1 Tour, Twelfth Night and Non-Contact Time West Yorkshire Playhouse, April in Paris Theatre By The Lake – Keswick, The Astonished Heart and Still Life Liverpool Everyman, An Evening With Gary Lineker, The Fly, Love’s a Luxury and Me Mam Sez Oldham Coliseum, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra and The Passion Northern Broadsides, When We Are Married and Stirrings in Sheffield Sheffield Crucible and Be Bop Alula Liverpool Playhouse. Television credits include: Cold Blood ITV, Coronation Street ITV, Emmerdale YTV, New Street Law Red Productions, Legless Red Productions, The Quest III YTV, Heartbeat YTV, The Illustrated Mum Granada, 73 Million to One BBC, The Royal YTV, Real Men BBC, Playing the Field Tiger Aspect, Cold Feet Granada, Hollyoaks Lime Pictures, Fat Friends Tiger Aspect, The Cops III World Productions / BBC, City Central BBC, Video Diary of a Nobody Yorkshire, Stay Lucky Yorkshire, Packing Them In Channel 4, Jake’s Progress Channel 4. Film credits include: Sea of Madness for One Day Films and Sparkhouse for Red Productions. Radio credits include: Coming Down The Mountain BBC Radio 4, Antony and Cleopatra BBC Radio 3 and A Hot Bath and Lemon BBC Radio 4. John trained at the Webber Douglas Academy.

Miriam Elwell - Sutton

Miriam grew up in Glasgow where she attended the 2 year Musical Theatre course at The Dance School of Scotland. She then went on to train at Arts Ed in Chiswick, London gaining a degree and also the Student of the Year Award 2004. During her time at college she played Peggy Sue in Peggy Sue Got Married and Precious Maguire in Steel Pier. Upon graduation in July 2005 Miriam was cast in the updated version of Hair at The Gate Theatre which played to sold out audiences and critical acclaim. She made her West End debut as Ali in Mamma Mia! and followed that with Fiddler on the Roof at The Savoy where she understudied and played the roles of Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava. Most recently she played Roxie in the national tour of Chicago.

Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte is very excited to have her first professional outing with New Perspectives. She recently graduated with a first class BA Hons in Drama and Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London and is currently one of four actors taking part in InterACT - The Northern Region's Training Ensemble, headed by Northumberland Theatre Company. Charlotte is originally from Cumbria.

Christopher Redmond

Chris trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Theatre work includes: Dreamboats And Petticoats UK Tour, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story UK Tour, Return To The Forbidden Planet UK Tour, Cinderella Liverpool Everyman, As You Like It Oxford Open Air, Dick Whittington Liverpool Everyman, Hardcore Pleasance Theatre, London, Mother Goose Liverpool Everyman, Hardcore Edinburgh Festival, The Handmaid's Tale English National Opera, Aladdin Liverpool Everyman. As a musician he has appeared on ITV's Popstar To Operastar and Britain's Got Talent and last year played to 10,000 people at the Attendorn Festival to promote the German production of 'Buddy'. Chris also spent a year working for Disney Character Voices in Paris.

Greg Patmore

Born in Chester and brought up in Wigan, Greg is a professional musician turned actor. Since joining the profession his roles to date have varied hugely, from the Demon King in Mother Goose to Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, as well as Martin in the UK première of Hannah and Martin (‘Pick of the year’ for The Stage). His most recent work includes Crying in the Chapel at Manchester Contact Theatre and Much Ado About Nothing for Page 2 Stage Productions. Previous TV parts include Casualty 1906 and Hollyoaks in the City. Greg will be seen in panto again this year as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at Yeovil Octagon Theatre.

Claire Storey

Theatre credits include: Forever Young Nottingham Playhouse, Sleeping Beauty First Family Entertainment, Twelfth Night Stafford Gatehouse, Hay Fever, The Mummy’s Tomb, September in the Rain, Twelfth Night and Relatively Speaking Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, Honk! Watermill, Newbury, Animal Farm Theatre Royal, Bath, Girls Night Goodnights Entertainment, Blonde Bombshells of 1943 Bolton Octagon/Hampstead Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Jungle Book Watermill, Newbury, Comedy of Errors and Sweet William Northern Broadsides/Tour, Pinafore Swing Watermill Theatre/Tour, Mother Goose Liverpool Everyman Girls Night Goodnights Ent/Tour, Buddy UK Tour, The Animals Stratford Circus/Tour, Buddy Strand Theatre, London, Elvis – The Musical Piccadilly Theatre, Get It While You Can London One Person Play Festival, Patsy Cline – The Musical National Tour, Three Steps to Heaven National Tour, Comedy Brothel Etcetera Theatre, Peer Gynt Thelma Holt Co/RSC. Television credits include: Emmerdale Yorkshire, Hollyoaks Mersey TV, Doctors BBC, Emmerdale Yorkshire.

Creative Team

Writer - Andy Barrett

Director - Daniel Buckroyd

Daniel joined New Perspectives as Artistic Director in 2003, having previously worked as Associate Director of the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton 1996 - 2003, Artistic Director of Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company 1992 - 1996, and Education Director of the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester 1988 - 1992. For New Perspectives directing includes: Lark Rise To Candleford; Dolly; Farm Boy; Those Magnificent Men; The Falling Sky; Faith Healer; Farm Boy; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; The Farm; In Search of Pontiflunk; The Hired Man (which transferred to New York); On Saturdays This Bed is Poland; Saturday Night and Sunday Morning; The Iron Man; The Allotment; Not Now, Bernard & Other Monster Stories; The Evidence; The Ghost Downstairs; The Butterfly Lion and The Long Way Home. Other directing includes: the first ever staging of Beowulf (Seamus Heaney); Freddie Jones as Charles Dickens; the original stage production of Quadrophenia; Roger Lloyd Pack in The Caretaker; Peter Pan at Polka Theatre; and currently Friend Or Foe for Scamp Theatre & Watford Palace.

Designer - Juliet Shillingford

Juliet trained at Ravensbourne and Croydon Colleges of Art and was awarded an Arts Council Bursary. She has worked extensively with New Perspectives Theatre Company, the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, Curve Theatre, Leicester and most recently Mercury Theatre, Colchester. New Perspectives credits include Last Train to Nibroc, The Long Way Home,The Allotment, On Saturdays this bed is Poland, The Hired Man(also part of the 2008 Brits off Broadway festival in New York). Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Faith Healer, Dolly, The Honey Man (co-production with Derby Live), The Butterfly Lion (co-production with Curve, Leicester) and most recently Entertaining Angels (UK tour) and The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock (co-production Curve Theatre Leicester).

Nuffield credits include She Stoops to Conquer, Playboy of the Western World,The House of Bernarda Alba, Betrayal, Peeler, Alchemy in the UK and most recently God of Carnage. Curve Theatre, Leicester credits include The Pillowman (The first production in the studio space), The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Long Road,Translations, Molly Sweeney and Absurd Person Singular.

Most recently, The Hired Man (a Mercury Theatre, Colchester production) and The Butterfly Lion (a co-production for Mercury Theatre, Colchester and Curve, Leicester).
Exhibitions include PQ07 Prague Quadrennial and Collaborators: UK Design for Performance at the V&A.

Lighting Designer - Stuart Crohill and Associate Lighting Designer Oliver Brown

Sound Designer - Adam McCready

Stage Manager - Jennifer Parente

Originally from LA, Jennifer training at SMC and received her Associate of the Arts Degree with Honours in Theatre Arts and received a Best of Festival Award at the nationally ranked Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). She moved to the UK in 2005 and trained at GSA Conservatoire where she received a BA Honours in Stage Management and Professional Production Skills. L.A. Theatre credits include: Marat/Sade, Parade, Badfish: Story of a Punk (Matrix Theatre), Road to Nirvana, For Colored Girls ... Was Not Enuf (Alexia Johnson Studio), and Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love (GLAAD Nominated). UK Theatre Credits: Merry Wives of Windsor (Hazlitt Arts Centre & The Changeling Theatre), Cinderella (Woking/First Family Entertainment), The Nutcracker (Ballet Theatre UK), An Ode to My Sisters (Images of Elsewhere), The Young Ones - UK Premiere (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), The Better Deal (UK tour), and The Elephant Man (Trafalgar Studios).

Welcome

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.

As a registered charity (no. 1058309), your support can make a real difference... Find out more
 
 
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PLACE PRINTS
A 10-part audio series by visionary writer David Rudkin
 
THE SPIRIT trilogy online
as part of BAC Going Digital
View the trilogy is online this week through to 12 July
 
LOVE FROM CLEETHORPES
A drama in six postcards

SHHH...AKESPEARE online workshop
Macbeth retold - online here now!

TOURING IN 2021
SPRING
Stage premiere based on the book by Janet Frame

SUMMER
Quirky international bestseller

NEWS

Industry-wide we are facing a devastating impact from Coronavirus. If you have enjoyed our work and value our commitment to engaging with audiences and artists with limited access to live theatre please consider a donation to support our work over this challenging period. DONATE NOW
 
Our latest venture shows a novel way of reaching isolated rural audiences through a six-part drama written on a series of specially designed postcards. Find out more
 
Announcing the release of our epic audio series. Starring Toby Jones, Josie Lawrence,  Michael Pennington Steven Rea,  Juliet Stevenson, among many others, PlacePrints, by the maverick writer David Rudkin, tells the haunted stories of ten locations across the UK Find out more

We collected minute-long stories about your favourite Notts as part of the Nottstopping Festival Find out more