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from West Africa to West End

" I thought they were mad. But they pulled it off--big time. And with the talented two-man cast, the playwright, the director, and crew, the final product is, frankly, a theatrical marvel."
Chigozie Obioma, 2018
The Fishermen Appeal
After premiering the stage adaptaion of Chigozie Obioma's heartwrenching Nigerian novel last year, The Fishermen was one of the most talked about productions at the Edinburgh Fringe, winning The Stage Award for outstanding performances.  This year the production has been selected for performances as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019, followed by a West End transfer to Trafalgar Studios  3 September - 12 October 2019.

Transferring the production to the West End is  a significant undertaking for New Perspectives. As a Fishermen Champion you will make difference by:
- raising awareness of award-winning theatre made in the East Midlands
- supporting diverse voices in the West End
introducing our work to national and international audiences 
We welcome your support and for each donation of £500 will in return offer:
- an invitation for two people to attend the  West End opening at Trafalgar Studios on 5 September 2019
- a credit in the West End programme
- a signed framed poster of the production
- an opportunity to meet the cast for a drink after the performance
- priority access to tickets for other performances duing the West End Run
New Perspectives' charitable work costs almost £1/2 million each year. Funding from Arts Council England makes up 70% and the remaining 30% is secured through earned income and fundraising streams. It's essential to grow sustained income - the kind of investment needed to help plan and develop new productions, maintain access to high quality theatre in rural locations, expand our training and community outreach programmes and develop new plays to tour nationally and internationally. Your support is vital.

To make a donation simply download and return a Donation form

And remember: as a UK taxpayer, if you Gift Aid your donation this will add a further 25p per £1, which means that by working together we can make an even greater impact. Gift Aid s one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to charity. It is a scheme administered by the Inland revenue which allows us to claim 25p for every £1 that you donate. So, for example, if you donate £52 we can claim an extra £13, making your gift worth £65. You simply need to have paid or will pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax that is at least equal to the tax that New Perspectives and other charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs you donate to will reclaim on your donations in a tax year. To add Gift Aid please download and return this form along with your donation form Gift Aid Declaration form

For more information on making a donation please contact Sally Anne Tye, Executive Director on 0115 973 9121.



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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