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Jane Upton

Plays include: All The Little Lights (Fifth Word, UK tour, Arcola Theatre), Watching The Living – an adaptation of two short stories by Daphne Du Maurier (New Perspectives, UK tour), Swimming (Menagerie Theatre, Hotbed Festival, Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Festival), and Bones (Fifth Word, Edinburgh Festival and UK tour).

Jane was joint winner of the George Devine Award 2016 for her play All The Little Lights which was also nominated for Best Play at the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2017. It is published by Nick Hern Books.

Jane attended Stephen Jeffreys' Advances in Scriptwriting RADA, received a bursary from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and was shortlisted for CBBC New Voices Initiative.

She is represented by Micheline Steinberg Associates www.steinplays.com


Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

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TOURING

IN 2018

THE FISHERMEN
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

A FORTUNATE MAN
A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

Spring 2019 tour booking

IN DEVELOPMENT

 A Finnish Melancomedy
 
 
Love and food combined as Indian film adapted for stage
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWS

SISYPHUS IN SARAJEVO! 
Be Festival Mess Award winner Sisyphus is invited to Bosnia and Herzegovina's international festival in 2019. Find out more here

COLLECTING BOSTON STORIES
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AMBITIOUS DRAMA FOR 2018
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out more here...

THE FISHERMEN
One of Africa's new voices inspires stage adaptation. Find out more here...
 
Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories collected in Mansfield Find out more here...
 
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