Lucy Colgan writes a blog inspired by a Haunts session exploring writing in the second person.
As New Perspective's production of the world famous picture book, The Giant Jam Sandwich makes its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next week, the company's Artistic Director, Jack McNamara - who adapted the book for stage - says that the key to successful children's theatre is making the content as rich and complex as that... Continue Reading →
Theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck talks about his involvement with the 2017 Emerging Perspectives' artist development project inspired by John Berger's masterpiece A Fortunate Man 1. John Berger's 1967 book, A Fortunate Man is often described as a masterpiece of social observation. How did this project come about? New Perspectives' Artistic Director, Jack McNamara thought there... Continue Reading →
I am often asked by children, parents and teachers what made me think up the ideas for my books. Many of the ideas for my picture books seem to have come out of small experiences in my life that I have wanted to reflect upon and then the wish to turn part of these memory... Continue Reading →
During the school summer break Director Theresa Keogh held a script development week on Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You - a new stage adaptation of the M. R. James classic ghost story by visionary writer David Rudkin. Year 11 student Daisy Rogers from Lady Manners School, Bakewell attended an early reading and shared... Continue Reading →
On 17th October, Charlie Harris, a yr. 11 student from Toot Hill School, joined us for a week of work experience. He arrived at an exciting time, having just started rehearsals for Oh Whistle, And I'll Come To You. Charlie was in a unique position, joining the team of creatives helping to build the show; he... Continue Reading →
And so it's all over bar the shouting. After 4 weeks of intensive work on John Harvey's excellent stage adaptation of his final Charlie Resnick novel, Darkness, Darkness, we now leave the relative safety of the New Perspectives rehearsal room in Basford and move into the Nottingham Playhouse from next week to start the technical and dress rehearsals for... Continue Reading →
I was born and bred in Nottingham, and for my first play in Notts to be John Harvey’s Darkness, Darkness with both New Perspectives and Nottingham Playhouse, is a real privilege as it’s a very personal story for me and my home town. Set in Nottingham, the play focuses on Detective Charlie Resnick’s last case... Continue Reading →