Six part postcard drama taking audiences on a thrilling ride through history
08 April 2021
Following their hugely successful postcard drama Love From Cleethorpes, which was mailed to 26 countries worldwide, New Perspectives return with a new spin on the format, taking the postcards out of the seaside town of Cleethorpes and into the wild and thrilling world of Alton Towers. Six original postcards will propel audiences from the 1800s into the future, as each instalment captures a fresh view of the beloved park from a different perspective. This immersive journey promises to fuse history with wild imagination mailed straight to your letterbox. You may never look at a rollercoaster the same way again...
Artistic Director Jack McNamara said, "Postcards and theme parks can often suffer the same fate; seen as tacky and unworthy of much cultural attention. Yet both contain multitudes, binding families and memories and travelling you through time and space in garish technicolour. The story of Alton Towers is an extraordinary one, and captures the distinct strangeness of British history over the last hundred or so years. As our lives remain locked down, with theatres still largely closed, I feel a stronger than ever need to re-enter those vast communal spaces that invoke wonder, terror and the occasional splash of nausea."
Please note this is NOT a live performance. The postcards will be mailed individually from the week 31 May 2021 and will arrive at weekly intervals. UK addresses will receive all six postcards over a period of three weeks. Postcards mailed to overseas addresses may take longer.
Age guidance: You should be as tall as six postcards to enjoy this ride
Tickets £12.50 to UK addresses and £26 worldwide | www.newperspectives.com
Dare To Look Down! is made possible with generous support from the Peter Sowerby Foundation's Increasing Access Fund. New Perspectives is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
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.
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