★★★★★ "Compounding entertainment and food for thought, Model Village embodies its message about the small carrying power" The Indiependent

“A gem of a play” LeftLion 


New Perspectives 50th anniversary year started with a playful new comedy on an epic scale.

The train now departing from Platform 1 is for Model Village...

Welcome to the model village, an acre of idyllic 1930's England. Cricket is always played on the green, the miniature railway runs on time. But the waist-high houses that have brought joy and wonder to generations of kids are in decline.

Model-makers Bob and Holly are joined by Cutler, a radical urban artist, to help save the attraction and put the village back on the tourist map.

However, not all is quite as it seems as the miniature villagers rebel and an emergency council meeting brings model-makers and residents eye-to-eye at grassroots level. If both worlds are to survive, they must learn to collaborate across divides. But first, they must round up the wolves.

Vote for the model village YOU want in this playful and subversive new satire.

We are now arriving at our final destination. Please mind the gap between one reality and another...


Writer: Anita Sullivan
Director: Angharad Jones
Cast: Duane Hannibal, Lee Rufford & Abigail Pidgeon
Designer: Gemma Caseley-Kirk
Sound Designer: Adam McCready
Lighting Designer: Alexandra Stafford
Composer: Nick Underwood
Stage Manager: Miles Cruden Smith


“Model Village is an enjoyable, thought-provoking play. It’s funny at times, reflective at others, and always engaging” The Reviews Hub

“Quaint and quirky... great fun” Kev Castle Theatre Reviews


Model Village toured to rural spaces and arts centres across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and Dorset from 18 October  -  25 November 2023.

Banner image: (L-R) Lee Rufford, Abigail Pidgeon and Duane Hannibal. © Lamar Francois, Pictured by Lamar