Accessibility | Subscribe to Newsletter
Navigation Menu

Bite-sized plays performed live down the phone over Valentine’s weekend

28 January 2021

In the latest series playing with form and experimenting how intimate theatre can exist in lockdown, New Perspectives are presenting a series of short telephone performances for Valentine's weekend. The short, love-themed dramas have been created to be performed live for one audience member at a time. Love Down the Line is a collaboration with rural theatre maker Sophia Hatfield, who runs Stute Theatre, and will be performed live by Sophia and Nottingham based actor Ollie Smith on alternating performances.

Sophia Hatfield said, "I'm delighted to be able to work with New Perspectives on this exciting new idea. Telephone Theatre is an innovative way of bringing an immersive live experience to audiences, whilst also allowing performers to work from home. I can't wait to spread some joy and share a bit of quality live theatre with our audiences this Valentine's!"

Artistic Director Jack McNamara said, "In the digital swamp we find ourselves in, I feel a renewed love for older forms of communication in all their creaky beauty. Following on from touring theatre on postcards, we were soon drawn to the telephone medium as a way of creating a new intimacy with audiences across different generations. Sophia Hatfield has already broken ground with this old/new medium, telephoning audiences throughout 2020 and we are thrilled to be bringing her discoveries into our mix to offer something truly different this Valentines."

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
 
 
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR E-NEWSLETTER
LET'S KEEP CONNECTED
During this challenging time you can keep in touch with us by following updates on social media platforms; TwitterFacebook,  
Instagram and with individual staff team members by email here.
 
If you enjoy 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. DONATE NOW
Stay safe, keep healthy and be kind.


ON NEXT

During these uncertain times theatre and creativity continue to make a positive impact.
To support our programme with a donation click here
 
BOOK HERE
For events on sale now!

DRAMA BY POST THIS SUMMER!
 Culture by post
Inspiring the imagination through cards, cassette tape and postcard dramas - ORDER HERE

VOICE OF THE FIRE by Alan Moore
An epic new audiobook in 12 parts AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW

DARE TO LOOK DOWN!
A thrilling ride through history on six postcards - BOOK NOW

PLACE PRINTS podcast series 
A 10-part audio series by visionary writer David Rudkin

THE SPIRIT trilogy online
See this radical trilogy is online here 
 

NEWS

We are delighted to announce that Angharad Jones has been appointed as our new Artistic Director Find out more

Sleaford Mods vocalist plays Northants poet John Clare in new audiobook release Find out more

TIM CROUCH DIRECTS HOUSE MOTHER NORMAL
A digital installation marking the 50th anniversary of BS Johnson's novel to premiere at this year's care themed Brighton Festival, curated by Lemn Sissay Find out more

SHORT FILM TO PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP
Captioned short film brings vintage story to life for all the family. Download fun activities in our guide to being less miserable here
 
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