By David Rudkin
Directed By Jack McNamara
With: Martin Miller, Roberta Kerr, Tom McHugh, and Anthony Wise
An unprecedented portrait of the great film maker and master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, written with haunting beauty by Britain's greatest living dramatic poet.
This sinister new play takes an unprecedented look at the life and mind of one of the century's most fascinating cultural icons. With great insight and stunning lyricism, this critically acclaimed character study reveals the story of the Hitchcock you never knew.
New Perspectives, based in Nottingham, is the largest touring theatre company in the East Midlands. Currently celebrating our 40th anniversary year, we commission, produce and tour new work to rural communities and to theatres and art centres throughout the UK and internationally.
In 2013 the company staged critically acclaimed productions of The Boss of it All by Lars Von Trier at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock by David Rudkin on a national tour. Previous tours include world premieres of Farm Boy and The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo, The Honey Man by Tyrone Huggins, Faith Healer by Brian Friel and The Hired Man by Howard Goodall and Melvyn Bragg.
In addition to our produced work and Emerging Perspectives programme we also manage Northants Touring Arts the rural touring scheme for Northamptonshire www.northantstouringarts.co.uk, curating a year round programme of theatre, music and live arts from around the country, working with volunteer promoters throughout the county.
Read more at: http://www.newperspectives.co.uk
"Entertaining and clever!" "An absolute must for any Hitchcock fan!" "A wonderfully researched Hitchcock homage." - Bess Rowen, Huffington Post
"Hitchcock's pysche is intriguingly explored." "Smart and insightful." "The company is excellent!""Martin Miller - a credible Hitchcock." - Alix Cohen, www.womanaroundtown.com
"Rudkin's language vividly paints Hitchcock's dramatic images." - Hayley Levitt, TheaterMania
"Simmers with repressed passions!" - David Barbour, Lighting and Sound Magazine
"Elegant! Engrossing! Pitch-perfect!" - Everett Goldner, Indie Theater Now
"Tantalizing!" "Martin Miller is superb as Hitchcock - Roberta Kerr is dexterous as both wife and mother!" - Brendan Lemon, Financial Times
"Martin Miller does a masterful job - a textured and tortured Hitch!" "Roberta Kerr is wonderful!""Anthony Wise and Tom McHugh are first rate!" - Jane Dentiger, NY Theatre Guide