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'Supremely stylish' The Times

'Harvey and McNamara have created a captivating mystery that also asks questions of a community divided by politics and strife' Exeunt Magazine

'Gripping drama that combines authenticity with the best elements of crime fiction' The Stage

'Tastefully delivered' Nottingham Post

'This is one very classy and stylised piece of theatre which any murder mystery buff will relish seeing' Kev Castle Theatre Reviews

'You don't have to be from Nottinghamshire to get thoroughly engaged in this finely performed, staged and written theatrical adaptation of Darkness, Darkness - Resnick's Last Case. It's 'bleddeh good' theatre' The Reviews Hub

'9/10 - Mystery and history are flawlessly intertwined' Impact Magazine

'[Darkness, Darkness is] a magnificent achievement by writer, director, cast, and a brave adventure by the theatre. A green light from me - get to it if you can' Traffic Light Theatre

'The sound and lighting departments offer excellent atmospheric support, and the direction is both punchy and pacey, as the plot demands' Theatre World Magazine

'Gripping stuff and one of the best pieces of theatre I have seen in years' British Theatre Guide


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


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


Become a New Associate and take part in a year-long professional development programme Find out more

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