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'Ed Thorpe was absolutely brilliant, so funny and entertaining, I would watch it again just for him. The local talent and accents were so comforting and made me feel proud that we have such talent in such a wonderful city. Adam Morris's performance as the Sheriff in every single scene was commanding and stood out, a complete professional. The whole atmosphere of the night was electric and i am sure it will be for each night that it is on. Kim Eyre, It'

'Purists of the image of Robin Hood may find this production a little hard to understand or take in. On the other hand, free thinking and open-minded dreamers, like myself, will relish the six separate playlets written by the seven individual writers.' Kev Castle, Theatre Reviews Blog

'Commissioning seven writers to rustle up one play, albeit in six slices, is ambitious. As bold and audacious as famed local legend Robin Hood himself? Absolutely... Robin is played in fine local tones by Jonah Russell, in Robin as rugged working class hero-cum-class struggle activist, with occasional bursts of outlaw and plenty of cheek.' Dom Henry, LeftLion

'This is about an ever present spirit of protest in Nottingham, symbolised by a morphing Robin Hood. But it's also about the city over the century and a half since the Theatre Royal first opened its doors. As such it's a homage to the common people of Nottingham.' Alan Geary, Nottingham Post

'A clever concept... It's often witty and it's nicely stuffed with local references. These are very clever scenarios' Pat Ashworth, The Stage

'The show... is upheld by some spirited acting throughout, especially Ed Thorpe as a very funny and engaging Alan A Dale. More darkly comical than pure evil, Adam Morris (the Sheriff) engages and entertains the audience throughout. Particularly funny is Alex Bedward as a beer guzzling nun and boy/girl newspaper seller.' Phil Lowe, The Public Reviews

'Hood was a rare and fitting play to celebrate 150 years of the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, which shouldn't be missed by locals.' Derbyshire Times


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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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